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

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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.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Potential Front End

Talking to a bloke earlier and he's got a couple of pairs of these up for grabs. Made in India, which is kind of appropriate, they are repops of the military Triumph 3HW girders. They will apparently fit the Bullet neck, and I kind of trust the old boy because he's hardcore when it comes to Enfields and Bullets in particular.


  1. Very nice mate - what kind of bars will go with those?
    I was thinking of springers myself only last night.

  2. Not sure Peter, I'm a bit of a Renthals on everything type of bloke, but a little incongruous here I think. Like to try them on first but matey is shortly disappearing to India for the Winter so it's decision time, in an el rapido stylee.
    2 over W&W springers run out at just over a grand at the last time of asking.

  3. hey man..this is vishwas from india and im in the process of remain ma classic..can u please email me the info for the girder front end from where in india did u get em.. and the contact details of that person..cheers..
    my mail id is jainv2@gmail.com
    again thnx in advance... happy riding....