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, 26 October 2010

More from The LightSide

Had a parcel when I got back from work, I love parcels. This one came from Sammy Miller's in Hampshire and was full of nice alloy bits. As you can see it is pretty much the full handlebar/control set, except for the decompressor lever and a dip switch. Any ideas on where to get an alloy decompressor lever would be very much appreciated.
The levers are genuine Amal as opposed to the similar looking Taiwanese knock-offs, as is the twist grip, gone for the trials style 90 degree number to route the cable along the bars, instead of hanging straight down.
The cross brace on the bars is destined for the skip as it has no use on a road bike unless I come off a lot more than anticipated.
I guess that this pretty well nails it style wise as more flat-track than Bobber style, but after spending hours looking at it, it feels the natural thing to do.


  1. not sure if they are alloy... look at custom fasteners ones, might be.. ;)

  2. You want some Flat Track?
    Check out this song from Zeke:
    It's a band I love listening to indoors but always hated seeing live as they do tend to pose too much on stage. But they do sing about bikes so I can almost forgive 'em.