Bobbers motorcycle metal wall sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Heavy duty mild steel. UK made. 300mm x 400mm. High resolution image. Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT
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from £11.99 plus P&P
The Bobber phenomenon has been with us for a while. Actually for around half a century or more. It dates back to the USA in the late 1940s and 1950s when guys "bobbed" their bikes in the constant need for speed.
Many, if not most of those guys were ex-military. They'd picked up the speed bug in the air force, the marines, the army, the navy and anywhere else they could push an aircraft, jeep, truck or boat to the limit and throw caution to the wind.
A bobber is essentially just a chopper. At least, it used to be. But the term "bobber" largely fell out of general use among the motorcycle community until the turn of this century, or thereabouts.
Slowly, we began to hear it spoken more and more. Bobber this, and bobber that. And suddenly a generation of bikers was rediscovering choppers, albeit by another name.
But purists will tell you that there is a difference. Chopper builders tended to cut metal here and add it there. What was lost on the abbreviated mudguards (fenders) was added to the length of the forks. What was lost on the chain guard increased the length of the cissy bars or handlebars or exhausts.
But bobber builders tended to chop the steel and aluminium, and keep it off.
In other words, whereas choppers were as much about show as go, bobbers (in the early days) were more hardnosed about it. The "show" aspect wasn't so important, except maybe to splash some paint and racing numbers around, and maybe add a few stickers.
The beauty of the bobber scene is that it's so accessible. There are no rules. There are no ideal bikes. There are no fixed ways to build 'em. Anything from a humble step through Honda to an up to the minute Harley is fair game. It just comes down to imagination.
How long the current bobber scene survives remains to be seen. As with the chopper craze, it will peak and fade, and maybe it's already reached the high water mark.
But it certainly isn't over yet. And as long as bikers own hacksaws, we suspect there will always be scene in which metal will be removed, panels will be reshaped, fuel tanks will be cut and shut, and practicality will go to hell.
The size of our Bobber sign is a generous 300mm x 400mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is high-resolution and printed on heavy duty mild steel. The signs are drilled ready-to-hang.
Also, these Sump-designed signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way, and they're made right here in the UK.
Will you like this Bobber sign when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these Bobber signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
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