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.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

English Craftsmanship

Seriously considering scoring one of these for the Bobbet, still hand-made up in the Midlands it is, in my opinion, a classic piece of English heritage. It certainly makes a change from the run of the mill single sprung pad seen on virtually everything nowadays. It will add a narrowness to the bike, that, along with the right tank, will emphasise the size and presence of the motor.
The potential problem is whether it can be slung low enough down into the pocket to maintain a clean line.

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