The bike kinda builds itself,
all I do is put it together.

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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, 26 September 2010

Marauder Disaster

Went to a little gig over towards Saffron Walden yesterday, a few of my old mates turned up including my long time pal Chris on his 77 T140V. Chris is a fan of off roading and trail biking big time. He told me that he came over, on his standard Bonnie, mostly off road and the tracks were hard and for the best part flat. So when it came time to leave I went back with Chris who inevitably took the more adventurous route home! I've done a bit of trail riding in my time and the thought of doing it at night holds no fears, and the Marauder coped admirably, big singles seem to thrive on this sort of work.
What didn't fair so well however was the seat, as shown above, I thought the cover had finally fully torn across the back as that's been tatty for some time. On closer inspection this morning it was revealed the mattress spring set up has broken in half, oops!
Looks like an order to Hitchcock's some time today is in the offing.

1 comment:

  1. same thing happened to me i the heart of derbyshire on a trail the metal bit that holds all the springs to the front of the saddle broke but the cover did not rip...they reckon side car gearing works too on lanes mine runs away a bit to much not been for ages