When most of us were still struggling with a bicycle or moped, the chopper scene was already well on it’s way. The movie ‘Easy Rider’, witch came out in 1969, certainly contributed to this effect.
But in the years before that it was already happening, given the number of companies that were already involved with ‘chopper’ parts. I will come back to this shortly with some examples.
Below a example of a Sportster chopper which appeared in the January 1974 issue of Street Chopper. This magazine, from TRM Publications Inc., had their first issue in January 1969. Paisano Publications Inc, had their first issue of Easyriders Magazine in June 1971.
TRM Publication Inc. – Photos by Steve Brackett.