Focus: Mark's Shovelhead


It's pretty easy to corner a dude at just about any event, do a quick photo shoot and walk away thinking it's a wrap. In reality, sometimes it's damn near impossible to track the dude down, pry the details out of him and finish off another ChopCult bike feature in any reasonable length of time.

When this is the case, we file our efforts under "Focus" and let the pictures do the talking. Cop-out? Sure. Cool bikes? Always. Mark, the ownder of this sweet machine was one of thoses elusive riders whose details slipped past our radar, but he was cool enough to let us shoot his machine when we had the chance. Thanks to Mark and BF Josh for making this Focus happen.

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Commented on 3-12-2010 At 09:49 am

im not a big fan of purple tbut this bike rocks!

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 09:52 am

Awesome rabbit ears!

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 10:10 am

i like it, teehee

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 11:42 am

real nice. is it tough to ride with them rabbit ears?

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 12:00 pm

Trying to imagine using those bars. Interesting paint.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 12:19 pm

I like the anal beads on the tank!

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 01:29 pm

I like it, not a huge fan of rabbit ears, but they do look good on there.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 02:14 pm

Not what I'd ride per say, but pretty rad in its own right.

Aren't those the same kinda bars Josh Kurpius has on his bike in those videos?

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 04:15 pm

pretty neato but no frontbrake?
and an old mechanical rear ? I`ll let you worry about it.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 05:40 pm

That rocks!

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 07:49 pm

Still a bitchin' bike. Just plan ahead on stopping!
Classic lines, handlebars that say 1960's drive in biker flik.
Love it.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 09:34 pm

That front end.That everything.Sweet.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 11:23 pm

very nice narrow line!!! A+

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 11:46 pm

dual headlights..killer

Commented on 3-13-2010 At 01:06 am

Nice bike,crazy barz!Maybe they should start calling those "hedge clippers", those babies are narrow.

Commented on 3-13-2010 At 07:23 am

Sick scoot!!

Commented on 3-13-2010 At 01:00 pm

100% bad ass....nice work

Commented on 3-13-2010 At 04:14 pm

I really like the lines of this bike. The stance, including the "in the weeds" base, and the rabbit ears are absolutely part of this build. You can tell it was thought out in advance. Good job. I would like to just see what it looks like in profile with the sissy bar "flowing back" along the back rise of the bike instead of the upright position. I rode my chop--an old Triumph--with the rear drum only. Fun times. Would not go back, though.

Again, GREAT looking ride.

Commented on 3-14-2010 At 03:53 am

definitely love the stance...I agree that you'd probably not want to tailgate while riding this beast!!!!

Commented on 3-14-2010 At 05:41 pm


Commented on 3-15-2010 At 03:54 pm

mad flake on this ride.

Commented on 3-15-2010 At 03:55 pm

mad flake on this ride.

Commented on 3-16-2010 At 06:13 pm

i used to think purple bikes were so gay...i love the purple on my bike. that thing is beautiful, looks like one awesomely functional machine

Commented on 3-16-2010 At 07:33 pm

Purple is not for me.... anal beads? Depends on whose holding them and where she's from.... Otherwise, outstanding. Def something to drool over and touch with your greasy fingers while the owner is inside ordering a beer.... maybe let the kid with the diaper and the chocolate face sit on the seat for a picture when no one is looking. Seriously, it is THAT nice...

Great work man, and great style.

Commented on 3-20-2010 At 05:45 pm

Psychodelic reel baby!

Commented on 3-21-2010 At 02:57 pm

Anal beads?? my bro called me today and said your bike is on Chop Cult and they like your anal bead paint.. this is about the funniest thing i've heard in a while. lmao as i write this! anyway, sorry for being so elusive on this project.


66' generator shovel
55' panhead frame
66' Ceriani front-end
vintage bates seat
barn find tank
18" rear and 21' front
one off extreme lane splitter bars
paint by Rolfe Brittain and Amanda Lynn
(crop circle inspired pain.. anal bead inspired paint peerhaps for my next build)

Commented on 3-21-2010 At 03:42 pm

I guess that confirms it?

Commented on 3-21-2010 At 07:01 pm

Not anal beads.. Crop circles from the 2009 season in southern England. My buddy was abducted and he mentioned something about anal beads... But that was years ago man

Commented on 3-22-2010 At 11:11 am

one thing forgot.. juice rear not mechanical

Commented on 3-22-2010 At 08:50 pm

"crop circle inspired pain" ... hmmmmm?

Commented on 3-22-2010 At 09:29 pm

... paint

Commented on 3-25-2010 At 01:08 am

Oh awesome!!! hmmmmm

Commented on 3-27-2010 At 12:02 pm

Love this bike.

Commented on 1-7-2011 At 04:52 am

Great pipes- very dreamy!

Commented on 3-27-2011 At 11:10 pm

dig on them pipes

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