This mind blowing 1956 BSA A10 chopper was a good old ebay score, the story was told in one of David's editorials that I have misplaced, but I'm sure it sold for less than it should have like most of these insanely cool survivors do. The great profile shot is by Tom Zimberoff and the bike was originally chopped by Ron “Crank” Hall in the early Seventies. David's been trying to track down Mr. Hall with no luck, so if any of you guys know his whereabouts speak up. I know I've seen this bike featured in either Street Chopper or Custom Chopper magazine from the early 1970's. The lines he created with this custom chopper flow so perfectly with the balance of wild paint, molding and chrome. There are so many things that are right on this long bike. The short hardtail (looks to be a 2" stretch or less), molded in fender hugging a 18" rear wheel with Hallcraft hub and Kosman / Airheart disc brake, long ass Harman fork with perfect neck rake, molded in gas tank kicked up to just the right height with the handle bars flowing back to the rider, etc etc. This is a bike to ride into oblivion on.
“Flexi-Flyer,” a Finched Triumph chopper was rescued from a shed in the ‘70s/’80s by Detroit toolmaker “Greasy Dave” Fagar and brought back to life. He then took it to Ron Finch for paint and pipes. Lots of cool details on this one like the goosed neck with stock length covered forks and narrowed Triumph gas tank. I really like the lines and overall design of this chopper as well, but David says that right turns can be a little tricky with the pipe to ground clearance. I'd say it's worth it for pipes that bitchin'!