Book by Drate Spencer Salavetz Judith
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captres the rebel spirit of the ultimate custom bike as never before. every bobber is beautifully photographed, emphisizing the smooth edges and geometric shapes, creating a whole new dimension and perception for the reader. --Born to ride
Art of the Bobber traces the emergence of custom motorcycles and introduces us to the machines of today that are upholding the rebellious culture of the original Bobber. The pictures are the showcase of this book. Art of the Bobber is much like its subject matter, stripped down and raw with power and grit. Today the Bobber retains its original image, short, low and fast, and Drate and Salavetz showcase these bikes with mastery. --American Cycle
This book is a large 224 page full colour collection of the modern interpretation of the Bobber motorcycle. Based mainly on Harley or Harley derived engined bikes it reads like a whose who of the modern American bike builder scene. With bikes from the late great builders Indian Larry and Johnny Chop alongside a brace of cool new Indian Chiefs from Kiwi Indian. Russell Mitchell s in there with one of his back to basic s Exile bikes. There are a host of names from the Biker build off TV series along side several lesser known builders with over 70 bikes featured. Most bikes are given a two page spread (with a couple of one page exceptions) which includes good clear photography with close up shots of the more interesting features. A tech spec sheet listing all the components used in the build and some of the features have a little background on the bike and the builder. There are a handful of bikes that warrant a four page or more feature including several bikes from Indian Larry and the Indian Larry Legacy, Kiwi Indians Flathead Bobber chief, bikes by Jailhouse Choppers and many more. A couple of bikes really jumped out at me, one was the Klock Werks Cherry Bomb a rigid Springer forked bike with a steel tractor seat and dropped bars that just looked so right and the other really surprised me as it comes from those masters of the theme bike Orange County Choppers, this bike is pure retro and looks like it could easily have been built back in the day with its Avon SM tyres, original style frame and Forks. I guess the only give away to me is the rear disc and the custom fuel tank. This book is a real pleasure to read and it certainly covers just about every aspect of the modern Bobber style, though some of the bikes featured in my opinion just do not cut it. On the whole it is a good representation of what is happening on the scene today in America. If you are planning a new build but you just can t work out what you want to achieve you could do a lot worse than pickup this book, if you can t find a bike in here that suits you then maybe a Bobber isn t for you. --Brit Chopper magazine
The old-school look is back. Gone are the stretched-out, chromed-up, candy-coated luxury choppers that cost more than the garage they re stored in and only see action twice a year for fear of scuffing the footpegs. The world of custom motorcycles begins and ends with the bobber. Sleek, fast, light, and dripping with character and personality, these bikes are built to ride. With classic 1940s and '50s styling, bobbed fenders, stock frames, vintage parts, and old-school paint jobs, the bobbers of today are using new techniques and technology to pay homage to the riders and builders who started it all. Authors and designers Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz have compiled the photographs and stories of 49 hot bobber builders, from famous names like Dave Perewitz, the late Indian Larry, and Arlen Ness, to small neighborhood shops attracting major national attention. With essays on the history of the bobber and the future of the industry from noted motorcycle journalists and insiders, The Art of the Bobber is a treasury of classic and modern custom bobbers at your fingertips. Publisher's Note: The reverse of the book's jacket is an incredible poster of bikes featured in the book. Click on the thumbnail image listed under Product Pictures below for details.
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Descripción Motorbooks, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110760325316
Descripción Motorbooks. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760325316 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0396904
Descripción Motorbooks, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0760325316