Friday, April 22, 2011

Dick Allen's Blue Print Part 2

These shots of the Blue Print are from an old Street Chopper and were found floating around the blogs awhile back. I Photoshoped the top one, it was taken by camera and had a flash reflection and was distorted. I had this issue (since lost), and am guessing it's from around 1974-75. Anybody know the month and year of the Street Chopper this is from?

Except for the paint and the bars, the bike is pretty much the same as first built. Note the raised transmission. I forgot to mention that feature of the frame in the first post. It looks like this was shot near the Del Amo financial center at Hawthorne and Carson Blvd. in the South Bay.

If you can get past the model, you'll notice some of the goodies of the bike. She helps illustrate just how low this bike sits. Note the seat. Dick liked to keep them real thin.

Sorry about the magazine gutter but it's not my scan.

I wonder what became of the bike or frame?


Irish Rich said...

I know where there's another Dick Allen "blue print" frame. From what I'm told, it's stamped #2, and I don't doubt the source on this.

That article you have is from the April '74 issue of Street Chopper.

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Kris Klein said...

These pics are awesome! Any info whey he raised the transmission, just curious?

Chris K said...

The transmission was always raised on this frame. It's how the frame jig was set up.