Monday, January 27, 2014

Bob Hall Built

I don't know too much about Bob other than he built some pretty cool choppers and was once a partner at U.S. Motorcycles in Lynwood, Ca. I do know, that like Dick Allen, Bob tended to lean towards progressive performance based choppers with features such as mag wheels, belt drives, collector exhaust, braided lines, custom forks, tanks, and frames.
I ran across Denny Cukr's bike in an old Street Chopper. Amongst other things, it has a Bob Hall semi-drop seat frame. It's one of the only aftermarket frames I ever liked. I'd been meaning to post it, then found the scan below on the LoserRules blog from the same article.
When I get the chance, I'll dig up some other Bob Hall bikes.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

South Bay Sporty

I featured Tom Endres' Shovelhead last September. Here's his very special Sportster.   
 This bike has some real South Bay heritage. It once belonged to Ramon Noriega, Fats brother.
Photo: Karen Derby photography.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year's Header Redux

This New Year's Header is based on the ones I did for Jan. and Feb. 2012. I couldn't resist taking a bit from both and changing it some to reflect what's currently going on with Steve Sharp's rebuild of the Joe Hurst/Dick Allen chrome frame chopper. All three version are presented for your comparison. 
These two (above and below), are amongst my favorite headers.
By the way... for some reason the blog's headers at the top of the page haven't been loading with the same color and contrast as they should for the last several month's. Google, please fix this!

Also, sorry for the lack of posts. I was out of town for quite awhile and then had a hard time getting back to the old routine.