Choppers Hardcover – Apr 27 2003
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“Sometimes you see a book cover that jumps right out at you and grabs your fullest attention … This is the case for a great book for teenage boys called Choppers.”
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A brilliant foreward from Easyriders Magazine editor Dave Nichols who also provided tons ofn source materials is followed by loads of inside information on building choppers, rare behind-the-scenes photos from the Discovery Channel's "Motorcycle Mania" with Jesse "Monster Garage" James and some absolutely mind-blowing, full-color spreads of choppers that could make your mouth water (and bank account shrink!) Hats off to whomever decided to inclide reprints of old 1960s chopper parts ads - the clothes are very funny! Not only the best book on choppers but THE ONLY comprehensive chronicle of this uniquely American art form.
there's nothing new in the book. It's a marginalized version of stuff that's already been done, and done much better. it's a cheap attempt to cash in on the recent mainstream popularity of choppers and is chock full of historical inaccuracies, lame generalizations and overall weak writing. off hand, I can name 10 people who could have written a better version of this book...some of them could have done so in a coma.
this is a great book fr groupthink moron's who need to be convinced that their softail is a chopper, or that they're 'hardcore' or 'old skool', and all the 'bro'-mosexuals who use these terms in regular conversation, get all leathered up on weekends and pretend they're one-percenters at the dairy queen. it's the perfect holiday stocking stuffer fr the "bikerless biker" in yr life...you know the guy, 20 harley tee shirts, chain wallet...but no motorcycle. trust me, he'll love it, and swallow every word as truth. he might even high-five you with his fingerless gloves on. yee freaking ha!
it's really a terrible book, and I'm actually ashamed to have taken the time to read it.
Written by experienced motorcycle writer Mike Seate, CHOPPERS provides a comprehensive look at how choppers originated and evolved and what has fueled the current resurgence of interest in building and riding custom motorcycles. Early chapters explore the post-World War II bob job Harleys that predated the chopper. Interviews and historical photos detail the development of the chopper from its earliest days, through the outlaw longbike period of the 1960s and 1970s, to the twenty-first century chopper renaissance.
There are a plethora of vintage photos from the 60's through today by renowned photographers Guiseppe Roncen and Dain Gingerelli as well as a forward by Easy Riders Magazine Editor Dave Nichols. Also features on today's top builders such as Billy Lane, Indian Larry, Jesse James, and "Chopper" Dave Freston amoung others...This book is a treasure for those who love vintage old school and new cutting edge custom motorcycle creations.
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Anyone who's a fan of customized motorcycles will dig this color history of choppers! Author Mike Seate, who writes for IronWorks, Easyriders and a few other bike mags, has pretty... Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by rodero salazar
For anyone curious about the how, where and why of the worldwide chopper phenomenon, you can't miss with this one. Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Pete Scofield
I was hoping to find a suitable Christmas present for the two motorcycle maniacs in my life and both my husband and son loved "Choppers1" Packed full of interesting... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2004
words cannot describe the utter distain and disgust I felt after thumbing through this piece of garbage. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004
I recieved this book as a Christmas gift, which is the only way it would have made it into my house. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003
This is a really fun and interesting book. Well written, highly literate, very informative, it gives you the skinny on the real origins of these bikes, their place in motorcyle... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Ryan McNabb
Recognized by their long forks and chopped frames, choppers have found new appeal among today's motorcycle enthusiasts and continue to... Read more