chopped CHP shovel

This was one of the many CHP bikes we bought at auction in Sacramento. Most we resold to shop customers but several we chopped and rode as shop bikes, then sold. We had a used vehicle dealers license and sometimes sold customer bikes on consignment. This is one of the few bikes I didn't paint as I was busy traveling to socal on buying trips and overseeing two retail stores plus the wholesale/mail order business. That's a 20 over Wayne engineering girder fork with a Santee 21" half brake front wheel. These tiny brakes were useless but satisfied the vehicle law requiring brakes at both axles on bikes manufactured after 1965 (current law in 1973). Paughco Mustang tank, oil tank and pipes, our own "butt bucket" seat made by Cheetah Engineering of socal. Scanned from a 1973 8x10 Kodak print.

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Taken circa 1973