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    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.

    Ernesto "Geppo", americanshaft, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Hans Viveen Eight Million views ! 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called V-Power - Post 1 - Please Award 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Wow,....awesome shot Jeff !

      This is my V-Power favorite as well!

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    2. Mel ( RiderBlues ) 68 months ago | reply

      Wow big hair and all I remember this look for the girl and chopper , bought my first chop in 74 a 650 BSA , stock frame with a 4" over tube front end , peanut tank ( 1 1/2 gal. ) raised back fender to fit a King/Queen seat ... It was probably the most dangerous bike I owned ( should never of been on the road ) but at 17 with 5 years of dirt and small bikes behind me I didn't care ...

    3. Allen Hayden 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Bike and Bunny!

    4. SE Nielsen 68 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot from a lost era.

    5. pictrip_n 67 months ago | reply

      Love it! Nice One! Cheers!

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    6. springerman_96 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      I wonder where the two of them are now

    7. mcwont 66 months ago | reply

      Last time I ran into Julie she was in her mail truck, that was a few years ago and she may have reached retirement age by now. She was married to a fireman when we employed her and I heard they had two boys in the early eighties.

    8. sporty49 53 months ago | reply

      The long forks, the flames the legs, long hair, SOME THINGS just don't change, aren't we glad. Life in the Good O" USA {Canada, UK & Australia }

    9. 34 months ago | reply

      ive been obsessed with this bike for years and until today i never knew who built it. beautiful bike. a true chopper.

    10. martinez195314 14 months ago | reply


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