Olsen’s dad started Carl’s Cycle Supply in Aberdeen, South Dakota, something like 40 years ago, and Matt grew up in the business. Most of Carl’s trade consists of performing 95-point restorations on classic Harleys and/or providing the parts and machining services for others to do so. In other words, Matt Olsen literally has been trained in the classics, where he’s gained a reputation for being a great restorer. In fact, he keeps so busy doing restorations that the Knucklehead pictured here is one of the few all-out custom motorcycles he’s ever built, though he has thrown together a few bobbers and things. To our eyeballs (and to the Born Free judges), that deep knowledge of and respect for the past, and for the original design and intent of the bike’s creators, shines through in Matt’s Knucklehead.