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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Peek at the rear wheel

The wheel I got was from a trail bike, and I told my mate that he could have the tyre off it. OK so mow I have to get it off,so I made a couple of tyre levers released the two grippy things and it came off!!
Last time I took one off I nearly lost a finger.The brake liner was thick with rust,must have been laying in water for ages so i needed a big lathe,just so happens we have a few lying around at work.
Took .020" off in 2 cuts and it cleaned up a treat.next job is to attack it with the air wire brush ready for etch primer.
I must start thinking about chain adjusters for it,probably use the snail cams if I can be bothered to order some, the hole is in the rear hanger for the pin.

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