Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dick Allen never took it with him.

"Dick Allen is an obscure legend among genuine bike builders. His obsession with riding and perfecting the chopper led him to create ingenious products but his lack of entrepreneurship, his voracious appetite for partying and a persistent trail of bad luck prevented him from ever making any money or becoming established as the preeminent chopper builder that he should have been. But maybe that’s the way he wanted it." Read the full story of Allen here.

Via: Garage Magazine

1 comment:

Wolfman said...

Dick Allen made the best after market springer front ends for Harley's in the 1960s and 1970s. I went over to his old shop on Manhattan Beach Blvd in Lawndale CA many years ago to see him work. He could make a compound angle weld by eye and you could not even see any light or porosity thru the weld. I still have his welds on my 1965 XLCH Sportster. What a master old school craftsman he was and he will always be missed----------------------------------The Wolfman---