Mick’s bike won Best Chopper at BF3 - Sugar Bear himself picked it out of the crowd. Recently featured in Show Class issue two, we thought Chop Cult members might like a peek at what a legend like the Bear thinks is a real chopper.
Straight from Mick Evangelista
The bike build started when I got a phone call from my buddy Tim from Negotiable Parts here in Riverside. With his Boston accent, Negotiable Tim, said “Hey Mick, I just found a springa you might want.” I said “what kind?” Tim says “I don’t know but it only takes one spring and this cacksuckas long.” I haul ass to his shop to check it out. As soon as I saw it my wheels started turning. I looked at Tim and said, ”I guess I’m buildin’ another chopper.”
MOTOR: ‘79 HD 74”shovel, andrews cam,S&S carb, points ignition (rebuild by Mick’s Chop Shop)
EHXHAUST: Mick’s Chop Shop
TRANS: 4-speed ratchet top suicide
FRAME: built by Mad Mike/Mick’s Chop Shop. 1” diameter, stretch:8” rake: oh yeah.
FORKS: early Denver’s single springer,22” over stock
WHEELS: Invader mags, 21” front,16” rear
TIRES: White letter
BARS: pullbacks w/ 4’ risers.
FENDER: flat bobbed.
OIL TANK: hex
SEAT: king queen
PAINT: by Wild bill
CHROME: by Sylvestre’s.
Photos: Daniel Silva
Thanks to: Show Class Magazine