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, 31 August 2010

Game On

Well folks, after months of waiting it has finally arrived, the hardtail is in town. Nicely made it is too, with fitting instructions and everything. The instructions show it going on with the motor still in place, guess that must be to keep the rigidity in the front loop as the engine is a stressed member. All looks pretty straight forward though, and could conceivably be a weekend job if all the standard stuff is being retained. However there'll be no-one home if Mr Standard comes a'knockin' 'round here.
There are a few lugs and brackets that look to be excess to requirements, but they can stay until everything has been fitted prior to finishing.
GAME ON.................................


  1. That is so deserved. Well done and enjoy the conversion procedure!
    P.s. are ya going to do BobyaEnfield stickers?

  2. Blinding mate.... you'll be riding it before the winter hits.. :)