Shovelheads of Born-Free
Shovelheads, from generator to cone, are cheaper and more accessible than their older brothers but still hold plenty of vintage charm and seem to tell the world, “I don’t need an incredibly expensive motor to build an awesome bike.” And while some of these Shovels are still worth quite a pretty penny, they all go to show what hard work, craftsmanship, and good taste (mostly) can result in.
Raked, lowered, stretched, split rocker boxes, hell—4th Floor even put a Shovel top end on an Iron low end. It seems there’s no limit to how these builders can change up their Shovelheads, and we love it! Born-Free always serves as inspiration, showing thousands of examples of what you can do to your bike, or your next bike, or maybe what you should have done to the last one. There’s always so much to see, it’s a damn good thing it runs two days.
Enjoy this gallery of Shovels and stay tuned for more all week as we continue to bring you full coverage of the 10th annual Born-Free show!