Torker obsesses on the details that result in bikes that are affordable while not sacrificing the performance you deserve. This Streamliner is owned/restored by Nathan Pence and was painted by Dave Stromberger. The 1937 Roadmaster Supreme is one of the most desirable pre-war bikes.
Even since numbering was introduced in 1979 to comply with American regulations the systems seem very random.
However, a useful help to dating can be found in the timeline at: another of his valuable timelines.
However, the bike style, with its ape hanger handle bars and long padded saddle, may have been more familiar to American children.
The original inspiration for the Chopper was the Chopper motorcycle: a cut down, customised machine, which had a cult following with enthusiasts in the US from the late 1940s.
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