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Back Street Heroes - January 2019


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CONTENTS 

14: SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER  

A Seventies bike built by someone who wasn’t even born then! 

20: ISSUE 1 INTRO 

The first bit of our look back at the very first issue of BSH 

22: ISSUE 1 HONDA  

Plunger-framed chopper that wouldn’t look out of place these days at all! 

26: ISSUE 1 TRIUPH 

Neat, simple, street custom 

30: ISSUE 1 KENT SHOW 

Prepare to get all misty-eyed and nostalgic! 

37: ISSUE 1 RICK’S HOG 

The epitome of cool… 

42: ISSUE 1 NCC 

The National Chopper Club just ten years after it was formed! 

46: ISSUE 1 VENOM 

Eighties chop par excellence! 

50: ISSUE 1 ODGIE 

Early portrait of a legend… 

58:GSX600 PROJECT BIKE 

Mr Bridges’ (very) long term build in all its glory! 

62: THE TRIP OUT  

The funkiest bike bash of the year 

66: BORDER STORY  

As a final treat from 1983, one of the legendary Jim Fogg’s finest pieces of fiction  

 

REGULARS 

6: NEWS 

All that’s new and happening in the custom bike world 

8: PRODUCT 

Loads of good stuff for you to spend your hard-earned on 

12: LETTERS 

Sound off, one, two, sound off, three, four! 

54: CENTRESPREAD  

Ms Limb has other duties this issue so how’s about summat different?  

56: SUBSCRIBE TO BSH 

See here for the best subscription offers 

70: KATANA PROJECT 

Our new build is not your average project bike build…. 

74: TECH 

BSH’s resident spanner monkey twirls his implements…fnurk 

78: MAG NEWS 

Our regular column by the MAG chairnon genderspecificperson  

80: MR BRIDGES 

The guru imparts more of his knowledge of mechanics 

84: INDIAN LONG-TERMER 

Wor Davie’s last few miles on it 

86: (ALMOST) A ROADTEST 

The new Honda CB1100 EX 

89: SMALLS 

Sell your bike here for free! 

90: EVENTS 

Your essential guide to the best rallies, shows and parties 

94: READERS’ LIVE 

Your pictures and our silly captions….yeah, sorry about that 

98: NEXT MONTH 

Just to whet your appetite…. 

105: RICK HULSE 

The musings of one of the eloquent thinkers in bikerdom 

106: BACK IN T’DAY 

Retro choppers from the depths of time