Friday, March 13, 2009

Roth's Custom Bike Magazine?

Until a couple of years ago, I had forgotten about this.
Ever notice how Roth's Choppers Magazine was changed to Custom Bike Magazine for 2 months and then changed back?

I could swear I've also seen the July cover with the Choppers Magazine masthead.

It seems he was reaching out to a broader audience by including all types of customs from dirt and drag machines to dressers. Ed went on lots of bike runs and appreciated the dresser crowd and their bikes. He solicited readers, and I suspect they didn't like it. He did continue to feature all types of customs in the later issues.


Irish Rich said...

Here's why you think you saw the July '68 issue in both the Custom Bike, and the Choppers masthead.

There were actually THREE issues that said Custom Bike. It went like this:

The May '68 issue said Choppers Magazine

The June '68 issue said Custom Bike Magazine

The July '68 issue said Custom Bike Magazine

The August '68 issue said CHOPPERS MAGAZINE again

The September '68 issue said CUSTOM BIKE MAGAZINE again

The October '68 issue-on said Choppers Magazine once again.

So, that's probably what you're thinking of.

Chris K said...

Rich, Thanks for the info.

I only have 9 or 10 issues and I believe Nov. 68 is the oldest of them.

I'm going to still look into it as I thought I once downloaded a photo of the July issue with the Choppers header from ebay.

I'm also about to post something that was sent to me by a reader.