The Blue Wolf
Georg Wolfe from Butler, Pennsylvania, has wanted to build a custom bike for years, and after all three of his kids graduated from college and got married, he finally had the time and money to do it. He started this 2010 custom pro-street bike by shopping through catalogs with Alex Erdos of West Penn Cycles in Butler in April 2010. They mocked it up in Alex's shop, then Georg took the tins and frame to Wizard Graphics near Youngstown, Ohio, for the gorgeous paint. Georg worked on it in his own garage with help from family and friends for most of the summer, and after a few modifications it went back in Alex's shop and was finished by August. Now that's some quick work.
Besting The Beast
After almost 50 years of street riding, L. Sowers of San Jose, California, was attacked last year by the beast known as cancer. He had started work on this little '96 Sporty when he became ill. During L's six months of treatment and recovery, the folks at Slabsides and Ken Armann's British Motorcycles in Campbell, California, never stopped helping him move it toward completion. For months, L was too weak to ride and could not speak due to his stage IV throat cancer, but focusing on the bike's design and customizing it took his mind off the horrific things going on inside his body while he fought the disease. We are glad to say that L beat the beast and is currently putting away on one sweet Sporty.
Randy Davis from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, emailed us a pic of his chopper that sports a 113ci Ultima engine. The frame is a DNA chopper 250 Softail with a 4-inch stretch on the backbone and a 6-inch stretched downtube with a 42-degree neck. The frontend is a wide glide with 6-degree offset trees, 10-inch-over fork tubes and a 21/3.25 60-spoke wheel out front. All of the sheetmetal fabrication was done by none other than Randy himself, with the painter being a pal by the name of Harold Ivey of Kernersville, North Carolina. This is the second ground-up custom chopper that Randy has ever built and we are dying to see his third!