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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

An idea....

Could not stop thinking about this bloody wheel adjuster,snails?,washer and rod?,front of axle?,rear of axle?
Then i had an idea!!!!
on with autocad, find some alloy plate, programme the spare CNC and away we go
action shot of idea being transformed into reality
1/2 hour later my simple idea on the rear hanger is ready to try on,
this will do just the job of keeping the back and in line while the frame is being welded on
at the moment this gives me 7mm of adjustment per hole,the button head screw is m6 on 7mm centres but if i need less i can drill and tap another at 10.5mm from there which in turn will give me 3.5mm ... simples

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