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.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

An alternative solution.........maybe

Spent a day 'round Sumo's yesterday, making and laying in the wiring loom on his Panther trike. Whilst I was there he brought home the new frame for his latest venture into insanity. (pictures on the Ironworks site tomorrow) Made by Briz, it is a lovely piece of craftsmanship, the more you look at it, the more detail and quality work you see.
Seeing this got me to thinking that this could be the solution to the Hitchcock's delay problem, and a source for anyone else who might want to do it. I mailed Briz this morning, don't expect to hear anything until tomorrow as to whether or not he'll take it on, but hope springs eternal and all that.
Poking around his site I came across this in his archive pix, no mention of year but interesting never the less.

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