Church Of Choppers guru Jeff built this Shovel for the S&S 50th anniversary bike show. Only the essential top end components were fitted on this clean and narrow highneck, which I liked even more when it was painted black after the S&S show.
A bike that made a big impact on me when I first saw it in '76. A few years later it was rebuilt with a modified frame, new wheels, forks, brakes and repainted in the black/ goldleaf finish you see here.
In the 70's/ eighties with almost no aftermarket parts available, hand/ home built bikes like these were called "a built from scratch "bike. In Sweden there are still a lot of bikes like this. Check out the Nortellje show (every first Saturday in June)