The Daily: Edwin's Frankenberry


This murder-black pan is a classic mixture of perfect parts and proportions. The mill is a 1948, rebuilt by Chica in Huntington Beach, CA. The frame is a '56 straight leg with many of the factory bits carved off and new stuff brazed on the old fashioned way. Fork? How about an RL from 1932? You won't find a lot of those hanging off the front of every chopper in the lot.

Other neat bits include a Bates COD Magneto and guide light on the back. Edwin, the bike's owner, says there are too many stories to list, and that his bike's lore includes some fires, many tickets and at least one good crash. It's been through a lot, but always seems to get him home no matter what condition it or its rider may be in. That's about all anyone can ask from a machine, now isn't it?

Edwin would like to thank his dad, who's been a big help, and who is one of his best friends. Thanks to R.I.P., his mother Mary Ann, Scarry Larry, Nasty Nate and Chica. Photos by BF Josh.

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Commented on 4-28-2010 At 07:36 am

Really Nice....every bit of it

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 08:05 am

Pretty much perfect.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 08:51 am

Well, that's just about perfect.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 08:53 am

Very nice ride, simple and understated.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 09:55 am

fuckin perfect.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 10:11 am

Down to basics, no bullshit on this sled. Nice.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 11:45 am

clean & simple, nice sled Edwin.

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 04:22 pm

what they said. + awesome

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 04:36 pm

this is a bad ass bike. wheres the air filter?

Commented on 4-28-2010 At 05:34 pm

that is a clean and very sick looking bike.

Commented on 4-29-2010 At 12:40 am

nice and clean! a ride for life

Commented on 4-29-2010 At 02:58 am

It's a panhead. That's all that needs to be said. Pretty much, ask a guy what he rides and if he says "panhead'', just go, like, ''oh'' and walk away. It's understood.


Commented on 4-29-2010 At 05:22 am

Topher is correct, and this one is certainly a classic example. Nothing really to say except 'Bravo!'

~Rev Mike

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Commented on 4-29-2010 At 09:52 am

This bike is just what I have been dreaming of for years.

Commented on 4-29-2010 At 01:47 pm

It's what a pan should be. All business.

Commented on 4-29-2010 At 02:33 pm

Nice and simple. Pipes look great.

Commented on 4-30-2010 At 09:30 pm

Thats nice! i wish i had a front end like that

Commented on 4-30-2010 At 10:16 pm

timeless style. a true brother of mine had a "51 piece together bike very much like this one. to this day, while sipping Jim Beam, he kicks himself for ever "trading up" to a easy chair road glide, evo powered 2 wheeled couch.

Commented on 5-5-2010 At 04:17 am

very nice with the skinny wheels.......

Commented on 5-6-2010 At 02:18 pm

Black is back.

Good to see.

Commented on 5-9-2010 At 06:47 pm

wicked. Just the way a pan should be done.

Commented on 6-24-2012 At 12:04 pm

thats a nice pan

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