Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Can you build me a bike?

A question I have heard many many times over the years but the answer has always been the same .... sorry but I only do this as a hobby and I have a day job.
Well after much deliberation I have decided to change the answer and I am now able to take on your build so long as it doesn't deviate too far from what you see on this blog.
I will also be interested in taking on restoration work primarily dirt/trail bikes from 70's and through to the 90's.

My bikes when built are always priced as to recover my expenses (£6,000 typically)
Any future commissioned builds would start at £8,000 depending on requirements.
Turnaround time I would hope to be approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date of purchase of the donor bike.

Many thanks for all your comments and thoughts over the years hopefully I'll featuring your bikes in the future.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Almost done!

Just waiting on a new set of rims for my latest bike just in time for the summer.
Slightly different than before using a seat suitable for a pillion and retaining rear footrests, nice bright day running led front light along with complete set of indicators for more convenience.
Took it out yesterday for a shakedown and covered 40 miles smiling all the way, had almost forgotten how much fun these bikes are ☺
More pics of finished bike to follow.














Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

1984 XR500R

Possibly my all-time favourite enduro bike the gorgeous xr500r
Picked this one up last year and after looking through some old photos realised that I actually owned this very same bike in 1989!
Good to have it back.
Bike wasn't in terrible shape when I found it but decided to give it a make over anyway.
Bike isn't quite finished yet but here are a couple of pics.

Before -



After -