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.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Have you checked yours today?

Before getting stuck into the arse end I scored a new footrest through stud. I hadn't seen what was in there but took the gamble that it was knackered. This is what came out, as you can see, not what the designer intended. Don't know why the footrests themselves would survive nuclear attack but this bar is made from steel more akin to toffee. If you've got problems with footrests sitting at a jaunty angle or they're constantly coming loose, check this puppy out.

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