The bike kinda builds itself,
all I do is put it together.

The contents of this blog is a record of work carried out by the author and other third party information and pictures gleaned from various sources on the internet. It is published for academic interest and entertainment only. It is neither suggested or intended that any work or modifications shown here are to be carried out by any party reading the blog.

The Hitchcock Rigid Conversion

Mission Statement

This blog has been set up as a record of my attempt to build a cool Bobber style bike out of the Royal Enfield Bullet. With the cost of genuine early British and American bikes and parts spiralling upwards in the face of the current global economic climate, building a retro style custom is rapidly becoming cost prohibitive. Initially, there will be a period of accruing parts and information as the bike I intend to re-create is my daily rider.
I have heard so many horror stories about the Indian made Bullet from people who's mate used to have one, that I have lost count. All I can say is that I have covered over 20,000 miles on mine in the last three and a half years, and feel happy that it is quite capable of doing another 20.
So if you like the idea or just curious, you are welcome to come along for the ride.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

There are some out there

This is another bike that I am not sure of, nice touches like the pipe and the 21 hangin' out the front but too H-D alike maybe

Friday, 25 June 2010

Ummmm, make your own minds up.

Pete found this whilst trawling the web for Bullet treasures. Admire the work that's gone into it and all that, but .........
Having said that, the springers look right on there, but the lean burn motor certainly hasn't got the classic lines of the early motors.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Crikey, two followers

Yo Rowan glad of ya support mate.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Pete's 535

This 535 Bullet belongs to Pete from Sarf Lahndahn, originally bought off of Rowan over at Sprunghubs & Hardtales, a nice enough bike when he got it, Pete is now putting on his personal spin. Looks nice with the rear mudguard support rails dumped in the skip, and the shortened rear mudguard helps to lighten up the look of the rear end.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Other peoples work

Just started using the 350 today, Hmmmm? this could be fun. Always a pain working through a previous owners interpretation of how to fix stuff. Nothing too major as yet but it's still early days.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


This blog has been started as a side project to the British Ironworks site. Concentrating primarily on the Royal Enfield Bullet and the attempts to turn it into a cool custom ride.