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.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Back end build

front top tube welded in place
back plate in place then remove mock SA and an attack with mr makita again,cut and bend bottom rails ready for weld
there we go,pop the rear wheel in place and it looks like a bloody chopper
chain side just needs 10mm skimming off the hub to line the chain up
brake side looking good plenty of room to mess with,going to try and use a rod for the brake instead of a cable


1 comment:

  1. Lookin' good Bill, front spindle height looks very high in relation to the back, should be the same. Guess ya measured the height off of the front wheel though.