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Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (November 21, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0760320535 ISBN-13: 978-0760320532 Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.1 x 12.2 inches Shipping Weight: 5.
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Hemmingway this guy is not, but the writing style is far from novice, and althoiugh there are a bunch of technicial errors and no small amount of just plain wrong dates, model names, people mixed upwith other people etc.
IT READS PRETTY WELL if you don’t expect an encylopedia of info. Yes it’s plain from the first half of the second chapter that the auther is misinformed and was not nor has he ever been a “known associate”, bike builder, or a hangaround.
It’s probable that the author is not even a rider. Still the photo’s are very, very good if you don’t get hung up on captions. LOT’S of photo’s of how it was done in the good ole days. Lighten up and spend the measly few dollars and enjoy the memories.
If you were there, way back before J.James, Chopper TV shows, that absurd and useless S.O.A tv show, the Von Dutch eyeball on everything………..(God be with you Kenny Howard).(Don’t EVEN start with me on motorclothe’s and immitation Harley’s from Japan),then you will understand what I mean.
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I purchased this book for a friend who is very in to choppers and bikes. He was very pleased at the information & photographs provided.Read more
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I am so glad I purchased this for my husband’s birthday. He was so thrilled at the bikes featured. I looked thru it and found such talented artists as the bikes were incredible. Beautiful pieces of work.I would recommend this for any biker lovers.
4.0 out of 5 starsOK, so it’s not the best, however it ain’t a waste of time
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Sometimes you see a book cover that jumps right out at you and grabs your fullest attention – this is the case for a great book for teenage boys called “Choppers.” Well the cover was just the opening to a wonderfully and well written book about custom choppers.
These motorcycles are really works of art and the color photos of them are classic!The authors, Mike Seate and Linda Black McKay, have done a good job of taking us on a visual journey of the mind and spirit with this book.
They give the reader plenty of information to make it an educational journey (including a “Chopper Glossary” at the back of the book) yet the reader is always entertained and amused by the text and the color photos.
If you are looking for a gift to give to a young man in your life then this is one book that will actually be read and looked through from beginning to end. It is fascinating and pure “dream candy” looking at what others have done to those two wheel machines.
The choice of bikes to display and write about is a perfect balance of art and function. This book is part of a great series of books and like all the books in that series this is not limited to just young men.
All male readers will enjoy looking at and reading this book.I personally recommend this book for all young male readers and those who are still young at heart! Choppers is given The American Authors Association’s highest book rating for young readers – FIVE STARS.
Since the early 1980s, Michael Lichter has been photographing custom motorcycles, often hanging from the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms, photographing packs of bikers in places like Daytona Beach and Sturgis, South Dakota for the pages of Easyriders magazine.
He has written and photographed a number of books. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
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Indian Larry’s bike is pictured on the cover and I find myself opening up to his bike “Wild Child” and the very words are vividly painted on the belt drive; in fact every bit of the bike exudes a beauty and wild genius — especially in the details.
Both Indian Larry with his busily tattooed body and his bikes are loaded with content and meaning and the picture of him and Paul Cox look like they are on fire speeding along a quiet road on their beautiful unique bikes.
It is amazing to have these photos since Indian Larry took the express to Biker Heaven.I enjoy paging thru the book looking at the different styles. In section 3, Seate has “new blood” and Tom Langton’s Gold bike with a seat that says “Pleasure to Burn” almost makes me want to give my old school bike fantasies a rest.
..Almost!Billy Lane’s bad boy hubless bike that looks like a bit of hell, insanity and chaos that found reason — a reason to ride. Seate’s description of Kendall Johnson’s “paint schemes” using phrases like “Felliniesque circus nightmare” are insanely amusing but I found Johnson’s work far more exciting featured on Discovery Channel than in this book.
If you don’t like paging thru a wide variety of bike themes this isn’t for you. If you enjoy a big heavy book both in weight and variety than this is the book for you. I really enjoyed this book! You can return to this book over and over and enjoy something different each time or revisit your favorites.
I return to the pages with Indian Larry and I am so glad I got to meet him and see his art in the flesh — and metal.
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5.0 out of 5 starsHeavy Metal Chopper Art- Art that moves and will move you!
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Comment: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatÃ¢€TMll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
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Ton of pictures, many good ideas for your own builds…definitely a good coffee table piece or one for the shop
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This is the only real history of choppers available, but even if it wasn’t, it would still be the best.Read more
If you like to gaze at Motorcycles and admire machinery built by hand. You will enjoy this book. Also good bio’s on the guys who build the bikes.Read more
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The worldwide popularity of choppers, be they powered by Harley-Davidson V-twins of imported multi-cylinderv engines, is not to be denied. And lucky for us we’ve got “Choppers” a fantastic, insightful guide to the stretch bike movement.
Unbeknownst to most American bikers, the chopper was kept alive for decades in Europe and of all places, Japan, where dutiful gearheads emulated the longbikes they’d seen in magazines like Easyriders and Supercycle.
In time, “Choppers” explains, that these imported choppers have come to nearly supercede home-grown versions for their mechanical ingenuity and just plain cool styling. Author Mike Seate, a favorite of mine from his articles in Motorcyclist and IronWorks magazines, lays out the goods on the chopper movement, tracing its origisn back to the immediate post WWII period of the bobbers and hack-jobs and follows it on a fascinating, well-illustrated journey through the psychedelic 1960s and beyond.
There’s even some boffo shots from behind the scenes at Jesse James’ Discovery Channel special “Motorcycle Mania” to round out the complete chopper experience. Cool and full of enough eye-cendy to keep anybody in the garage for weeks.
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In MemoriamWe all were saddened to learn of the recent death of master chopper artist, Larry Desmedt, or “Indian Larry” to all knew him. As fate would have it, we at Motorbooks had decided months ago to feature one of his beautiful creations on the cover of this new book.
We are honored to be publishing a book that celebrates his life and work, both so sadly cut short. Our condolences go to his family, friends, and to anyone in the chopper community lucky enough to have known and worked with Indian Larry.
When a motorcycle has been built from the ground up, stripped of anything not needed for speed, power, and striking looks, and draped in rich colors and chrome, it has been transformed into a chopper.
What was once considered an outlaw ride has now become a luxury item and a mainstream obsession. In Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, author and biker Mike Seate explores the many styles of choppers and bobbers and the builders behind them.
The book is divided into several sections based on style or type of chopper, with each section devoted to the builders who follow a similar style and philosophy. Some builders are established names in their field, while others are up-and-comers rocking the chopper world with their far-out ideas and new spins on a classic style.
Photographer Michael Lichter, who has photographed choppers for Easyriders and several other magazines for nearly three decades, provides stunning studio images of the featured machines as well as portraits of their creators.
Featured Builders Include:- Matt Burris- Larry Currick- Arlin Fatland- Al Gaither- Roger Goldammer- Don Hotop- Jesse James- Kendall Johnson- Kai- Brian Klock- Billy Lane- Indian Larry- Donny Loos- Rick Sairless- Russell Marloe- Pat Matter- Arlen Ness- Corey Ness- Mike Pugliese- Kim Suter- Mark Warrick- Paul Yaffe- Hank YoungAbout the AuthorMike Seate is a journalist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He began riding motorcycles at the age of 16, and 24 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 various motorcycle enthusiast publications.
Mike has written a number of books for MBI, including How to Build a West Coast Chopper, Outlaw Choppers, and Jesse James: The Man and His Machines.About the PhotographerMany factors make Michael Lichter’s photography distinct, such as his technical mastery, his attention to detail, and his drive for perfection.
Few other people see the world as Michael does, and no one else captures that vision on film the way he does. Michael began taking pictures and working in the darkroom at the age of 13. In 1978, Michael started doing commercial photography in Boulder, Colorado.
By 1980, Michael had worked his passion for motorcycling into his photography career. His work began to appear in Easyriders magazine. Soon Michael found himself in the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms, photographing packs of bikers on the roads around Sturgis, South Dakota.
Michael is the author and photographer of the best-selling book Sturgis, and is the photographer of Billy Lane: It’s Not a Motorcycle Baby, It’s a Chopper!
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This book costs quite a bit and quite honestly some of the builders in this book are not chopper builders, they’re custom bike builders, however a few of the featured builders are…Read more
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