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Oakland Roadster Show 1972

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:28 am

Found a couple of photos from the 1972 Oakland Roadster show - before it moved to LA.
Here is one of them. Can post the rest if this is the appropriate venue for them.
Mainly pans and shovels
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Re: Oakland Roadster Show 1972

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Post by ozwick86 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:25 am

My brother-in-law had entered his trike in quite a few of the shows. Let's see some more photos!

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:11 pm

I used to live down the street from Alen's shop when it was in San Leandro.
Man how things have changed in the custom bike scene, and not all for the better.
Here are a couple more
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Re: Oakland Roadster Show 1972

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Post by kevsett » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:09 pm

Those are what I think of when the name "chopper" is used. The last pic of the green chopper is bad. It always bugged me when 2 into 2 exhausts had one pipe slightly out of line with the other but that's a minor issue. And in todays prissy biker world the gap between the seat and frame might bother some. But the handlebars fill the gap for the perfect cool factor.

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Post by hplhd » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:23 pm

cj, i would not get tired looking at the pics. please post as many as you can.
i second on thats what i picture when i think of chopper.

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Post by Bigincher » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:26 pm

Man, those bikes are totally early-70s! (The green one is a little over-the-top, however, in my opinion--- too much rake, the frame isn't even level) This is the style of bike that got my attention as a young man of 22 when I bought my own panhead chopper in 1974. Thanks for the pics and the trip back in time! Got more?

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Post by ozwick86 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:44 pm

craig60pan

I live over the hill now in CV. I used to go into Arlen's shop; the old Honda MC Dealer and check out the bikes as a kid. Are you still local?

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:29 pm

I live in Atlanta now, moved with my job. Born in Berkeley, lived in Castro Valley until I went to college.
Riding in north GA is as close to as good as it gets. 10 minutes from home and you are in the hills, kind of like living in the sierra foothills.
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Post by Perry Ruiter » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:51 pm

craig60pan wrote:I used to live down the street from Alen's shop when it was in San Leandro.
Man how things have changed in the custom bike scene, and not all for the better.
Here are a couple more
CJ
Have any pictures of the bike behind the pan in photo pan22.jpg? Looks like an Indian four chopper! ... Perry

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:58 pm

Perry it is a scan of a slide. I may be able to blow it up a little more from the original but these were all I could find in that piles of slides.
Will look and see what else I have.
CJ

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:08 pm

Best I could do of that slide
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Re: Oakland Roadster Show 1972

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Post by Alford » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:38 pm

Thank You!

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Post by 1450 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:43 pm

cool,good show

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Post by craig60pan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:41 pm

Last two
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Re: Oakland Roadster Show 1972

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Post by Brrrap » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:09 pm

What a blast from the past! Choppers done up the way i fell in love with 'em. I don't belive I'de ever seen any one of these bikes before, But its like pages right from my memory. Soo cool! If i see it right, the shovelhead chopper named "Hellbound" states on its placard; (4th line) "1960 Swingarm Frame". Thats highly altered huh? LOL! Love it! ----Bob----

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