Choppers, originally the favored rides of outlaw bikers, represent the pinnacle of today's motorcycling chic. Choppers designed by top builders routinely command six-figure prices. Once relegated to the scrap heap of pop-culture history along with wide lapels, mutton-chop sideburns, and macram\233 vests, the chopper has returned to the cultural forefront. Today's choppers, rigid-framed, 125-horsepower steeds thrusting their extended forks down America's public highways, violate our sensibilities with their sheer outrageousness. Outlaw Choppers tells the story of these wild machines, where they came from, what's going on today, and where they're going in the future.
About the Author
Mike Seate is a journalist living in Pittsburgh, PA. He began riding motorcycles at the age of 16, and 26 years later, has still not bothered to learn how to drive a car. His columns on city living appear three times each week in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and he has written hundreds of feature stories and opinion columns for motorcycle enthusiast publications, including Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Super Streetbike, Street and Strip, Classic Bike, Motorcycle News, Long Riders, and IronWorks. Mike has written a number of books, including Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, Technochop, How to Build a West Coast Chopper, Outlaw Choppers, Jesse James: The Man and His Machines, Suzuki GSX-R, Choppers, Streetbike Extreme, and Two Wheels on Two Reels.
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