Saturday, June 30, 2007

Iron Slave Choppers


These are pen and ink illustrations of a custom built chopper here in Sac. The man who built the bike is the owner of a local chopper shop called Iron Slave Choppers, and goes by the handle of R.J. His link is provided in the title of this article. R.J. is one hell of a nice guy, and truly loves the work he does. The bike is full of details like antique coins, hand made serpent-like pegs, and even a real civil war belt buckle. The bars are one-off ape hangers, hand made by R.J. himself, and are from his signature handlebar line called, Silver Back- King of the apes. His work is definitely unique, and targeted toward a specific market. If you want new-shinny-chrome plated bolt-ons, then these are not for you. These are for the old-school, suicide shifting- triple clutching- bug in the teeth kind of bikers. These bars are works of art. But not the artsy-fartsy- Martha Stuart-style trendy HD crap that's selling in strip malls. This stuff is raw steel at it's best. No Plating; no painting; just attitude. You really got to see this stuff up close and in person. R.J. loves detail, and you can easily spend an hour or so examining this bike, and still not manage to catch all there is to see. If you want to know where he is coming from, just look at his licence plate. That is not fake- it's really his plate, and he drives it like that everyday.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's MY BOY....Like Father, Like Son!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger johnnymac said...

Dad?

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a friend of RJ's and would be interested in contacting you for a company logo design! Can you e-mail me your number at lrchoppers@sbcglobal.net

11:28 PM  

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