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    Default Are choppers popular?

    In the real world? The Internet made me believe choppers are trendy and everywhere and over saturated.
    I just came back from 2 week vacation in California, drove nearly 1500 miles LA/VEGAS/SANFRAN etc and I saw 2 'high end' choppers parked up outside the Chinese theatre, and two 'proper' choppers outside a tattoo studio.
    And that's it.
    How often do you see choppers in the wild?

    Or am I just fucking blind?

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    In SoCal I see them more than you would somewhere else, but it's still like, 1 in 50.

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    I'm from Iowa but I travel around quite a bit in this area. I think I've only seen four choppers (maybe?) in the city i'm from and there's a solid 200k people there. The rest are usually just passing through on the interstate. I'd go as far as to say they are rather uncool around here.

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    I have ridden a lot and kept my eyes open and I have seen less than a handful of Big Dog types, and I have only seen 2 'proper choppers' so far this season.

    The internet made me believe they were everywhere, choppers on every block. Ha ha.

    Some of it might be, too, the crowd you run in. No one in my crowd has one. Sadly. I am trying to change my crowd though, and hopefully I will start seeing more choppers.

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    I see quite a few in Minneapolis cruising around. I'd say they are semi popular.
    I'm trying to get them to gather once a week here..

    finny what city in iowa is that big? I don't get down there too often...

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    Here in DFW they're a rare sight. After a few years it seems like you end up knowing personally or knowing of anyone w a cool chop in this city.

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    Come to VA, there's a "custom bought" chopper on every damn corner around here, I see at least 5-6 every time I ride. Home brew chops are a much rarer sight, however.

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    Maybe is a cool hardtail , no brakes , kick only , no fenders,not that great for riding on a daily base

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    They are with me. I seek out the shizz I love though. I don't see many on the road, however. I'm an old fart with 3 kids, so I ain't out at the witching hour.

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    I live in philly, and they're everywhere out here.

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    yep few and far between,but still the same excited feeling when you do see one

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    Well thank God that they aren't to 'popular' otherwise everybody would want one so as to stay with being cool and trendy.

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    Choppers aren't even popular here, let alone the real world. Take a look at my recent panhead build thread in the American section.

    You know where choppers are popular? Instagramzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyRainbow View Post
    Choppers aren't even popular here, let alone the real world. Take a look at my recent panhead build thread in the American section.

    You know where choppers are popular? Instagramzz.
    so are yoga pants and fitness models looking for booking opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyRainbow View Post
    Choppers aren't even popular here, let alone the real world. Take a look at my recent panhead build thread in the American section.

    You know where choppers are popular? Instagramzz.
    I actually commented on your build a little while ago. Typically build threads with some actual "Build" in them get more action than just a pic of the semi completed bike.

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    Ive only seen one and i had to travel 600km to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyRainbow View Post
    Choppers aren't even popular here, let alone the real world. Take a look at my recent panhead build thread in the American section.

    You know where choppers are popular? Instagramzz.
    Choppers were never popular, it's all about denim and posturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyRainbow View Post
    Choppers aren't even popular here, let alone the real world. Take a look at my recent panhead build thread in the American section.

    You know where choppers are popular? Instagramzz.
    Hhahahahah +1

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    Austin is a pretty "trendy" city and yes they are very popular here. I see more shovel and pan "choppers" here than any other type of bike, I would only call a select few "proper" in terms of build quality most of them are piles of shit because apparently you can pass off terrible work for "vintage style". These type of bikes are 100% the new fat-tire and tribal paint style bike if that's what you're asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bparsel View Post
    I actually commented on your build a little while ago. Typically build threads with some actual "Build" in them get more action than just a pic of the semi completed bike.
    I cut the neck off and welded it back on straight without a jig. It was hard to take photos during that process, lol. That's pretty "buildy" though. Besides, I don't want to put an hour into making a thread for two replies, haha!

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