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.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Sittin' on the clock of The Bay

Saw this yesterday whilst searching around that well known internet auction site. You know how it goes, it was there at £35.00 with nine hours to go, and the questions were flying through my mind, Do I want it?, What would I do with it?, Where would I put it?, what the hell let's watch it anyway. I missed the close of play, but looking this morning revealed it went for £107.00, not knowing what the other max bids were of course doesn't say what it would have gone to had I have pitched in.
Did I want it?, I still ain't sure, but it would have looked nice all polished up again.

1 comment:

  1. I;m sure I would have gone through very similar thought processes!