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.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Step Closer

Well Holts were good to their word, when I ordered this tank they quoted 3 to 5 weeks and here it is. Basically a trials Ariel tank to suit an HT5, Tony has made it without the front fork indents normally seen on trials bike tanks. He's made a lovely job of it, and with a centre bolt fixing it's certainly going to be easy to mount.

The size may turn out to be a curse in the long run, but it will have the desired effect of making the motor visually dominate the bike, making it look like a big single.


  1. you just want a panther - big single envy...

  2. Oh yes! When are we likely to see this little beauty on the road?

  3. You didn't get if from Taff in the end then?