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.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Ha Ha, thought I'd forgotten about this........

Well folks, it's happened, the motor is back from Andy Berry and stuffed back in the frame. Looking as good as anticipated, it should be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Andy reckons on a genuine 20 brake at the back wheel, which don't sound a lot but it's reckoned that a good standard 500 puts out about 16 and it will weigh about 100 lbs less so there should be some grin factor involved.


  1. Looking good, was curious on your thoughts for the seat, have a hard tail bullet myself (hitchcocks conversion), all seems good except I cant get a seat to look good and be practical.

  2. Love to see some pics,
    'fraid function is a slave to style at the moment, but that could all change 10 miles down the road.

  3. Look s good mate, will have to pop over soon!


  4. Fuck me... I had almost forgotten about this too, but have been checking the site periodically. Glad it's going ahead!

  5. More 'up the skirt' shots are always appreciated. Is this bike gonna be in Junk issue 3?