In order to break down the Mintercepter you first must break down the man behind the machine, Al Fields. Contradictory, lazy and if you saw him in public you’d be hard pressed to believe that he’s anything other than a doomsday prepper. He hides himself away in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia. One of seven cities in the Hampton Roads area, it’s a town that boasts an industrial complex and few luxuries besides bars, pool halls, and a shipyard. This environment is what allows Al to create, free from the distraction of a modern-day society he can be at one with his process.
Owner: Alex Fields
Year/Make/Model: 1998 H-D FLSTF
Fabrication: Alex Fields
Build Time: 6 months-ish
Year/Type/Size: 1998 H-D Big Twin Evo 82" with some go fast parts
Exhaust: Alex Fields
Air Cleaner: Old-Stf
Rake/Stretch: 30*/0 up/0 out
Type / Brand: 39mm Showa, 2" over
Front Size: 19"
Rear Size: 16"
Paint by: Corey Nygards/@porkchops_in_paradise
Plating/Polishing: Plating: Royal Silver/Polishing: Alex Fields
Powdercoating: J&J Powdercoating
Front Fender: N/A
Rear Fender: Gasbox Spun Steel 16" Fender
Gas Tank: Lowbrow Customs Frisco Sportster Gas tank 2.5 gallon
Handlebars: Biltwell inc.
Grips: Biltwell inc.
Hand Controls: Kustom Tech Black Clutch Lever /Brembo
Foot Controls: Boosted Brad
Taillight: Prism Supply Box Chopper Tail Light
Turn Signals: N/A
License Mount: Prism Supply
Seat: Alex Fields/Bad&G Customs @badgcustom
"It's just a bike built to ride fast and go on long distance rides. Simple, low maintenance, and comfortable." - Alex
If you were to catch Al on a day where he’d be working in his garage you’d find yourself in a space no bigger than 6 feet wide and 18 feet deep. You do the math when adding bikes, equipment and chopper parts into the mix. You’d find Al in a cotton suit polishing parts, covered in soot and grease. He’s meticulous. He stares. He says few words. Rather than putting his energy into society he gives his devotion to his ability to create something from metal.
Tired from the monotony of choppers seen all over the internet, he wanted something that produced clean reliable power at an affordable price along with form and function. A combination not often produced due to people having a mentality of one or the other.
So, Al began to chop a bone stock HD Fatboy keeping only the drivetrain and rear wheel. If there is anything Al is a master of it’s the art of the deal and the trade. Always seemingly ahead of the curve he knows who he has to talk to and where he has to go to make his dream a reality. So he sold the rest of the bike and begun to piece together a beefy chopper that boasted a mix of reliable dyna parts, some unreliable chopper parts and even some go fast parts.
Needing paint work he worked out a deal with his long-time friends Corey. In exchange for getting his bike on the road Corey would paint Al’s Evo. The concept, a gray base with mint green flames with frosty white tips and some metal flake to boot. The seat was upholstered by Grigoriy and the electrical work by Nate Cutshaw. The end result was a clean, mean, mint machine.
"My wife Jenn- I don’t know why you tolerate me but I’m grateful that you do. Alan Bull-A bottomless well of knowledge. Carlton Wade, Corey Nygards, Nate Cutshaw, Mom & Phil, The P-Town Possums, Liam Kennedy, Dan Rollins, The Hampton Roadents, Blue Drink (alcoholic and otherwise), Grigoriy Georgiev, Cee-Lo, NRHS, The Prism boys, Booger, and anybody who has offered me a slice of pizza and/or encouragement. " - Alex
Words and Photos by: Liam Kennedy