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The Hitchcock Rigid Conversion
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.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Nice, very nice indeed
Phoned my old mate John up the other day, regarding thin front mudguards that were minimalist. Like the old cafe racers used to run, and of course to keep to the running thread through this build, it had to be aluminium. John is the driving force behind The Tank Shop and as such is probably the best man in the country for such things. Because of this, he is also extremely busy and I realised that there is a waiting period, but rang anyway. When I described what I was after, he told me there was the very thing sitting on the shelf. As you can see in the pictures above, it don't get any closer to perfection, exactly what I had envisioned. Happy? You betcha!!!!