EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: THE RESURGENCE OF THE OLD SCHOOL CHOPPER

April 24, 2018 Off By rebecca west

Over the last so many years we’ve seen a huge surge in the popularity of bobbers and even old school choppers. The resurgence of the chopper scene, in particular, has been a bit of a head scratcher for some, as the age group most commonly seen riding them are young enough to be the kids — and in many cases the grandkids — of the riders that started the trend in the first place. 

Stripping down a dresser, as they were commonly referred to before the expression bagger came into vogue, was big back in the late ‘60s continuing on throughout the ‘70s. For years, stretched frames with peanut tanks and raked front ends were it, until Evos came along. That doesn’t mean everybody got rid of their early bikes.

Regardless, most of the people you see riding them now are in their mid to late 20s to early to mid 30s. But retro is in, and everything old is new again. Even vinyl is making a comeback, which is crazy when you consider the ease of access to music these days. 

While it may be a mind blower to the parents of these “kids,” it’s nice to see the nostalgia of this alternative biker lifestyle rise once again. Here are four examples of the current street scene and the information provided us.

“IT’S NICE TO SEE THE NOSTALGIA OF THIS ALTERNATIVE BIKER LIFESTYLE RISE ONCE AGAIN.“