Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So what do you think? Is it a Fat's Noriega build? Dick Allen Survivor? Other...






Well, I'll be the first to admit, I'm no expert. But here's a Ironhead chopper that was for sale on Sunday 7/26 at the Long Beach Cycle Swap. It's got the tell tale "South Bay Swoop" of a Fat's Noriega build, although they were also popular in several old Dick Allen photographs (after all, their shops were within a quarter mile of each other in Redondo Beach). The front springer is obviously not a Fat's springer. Rumor has it the current owner trying to flip it, bought it last week out of a barn in Iowa, which might make it a mail order chopper or build by some out of town shop, but we've all heard rumors fall apart in short order. Regardless, it's a piece of history worth a sharing and I love the Swoop. So, enjoy.

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