*Originally published 14/2/2012.
Its fair to say that the humble chopper has entered the public consciousness in the last few years, thanks mostly to the runaway success of a certain bike-building reality TV show. The owner of this bike had a chopper built by them, a stretched out, fat-tyred 'me-too' money pit that was impractical to live with. After washing his hands of that disastrous decision, he then commissioned Atomic Customs to build him the chopper you see here, with the proviso that it had to be built on a fraction of the budget it predecessor hoovered up. Not that you'd know it; it looks like caviar biking on a mincemeat budget to me.