Friday, 15 June 2012
The beggining of the end
This project started with a rolling chassis listed on ebay UK. João, who runs OldBridge Motorcycles, ,bidded and won the auction. He had a 5 speed Sportster engine he wanted to throw in the frame and a month later came to us. We realised that there was nothing straight in that chassis and that it would take the same amount of work to straighten things out as it would to build it from scratch.
Slowly, the frame was built, the gearbox was (literally) removed from the engine, wheels were skimmed down, forks were fabricated and upgraded , brakes were machined ,tanks were made from sheet metal and cut and welded and cut and welded and cut... Many months of hard work were put into this so that it rolls as good as it looks and we can proudly say that this is a true hand made bike with no "bolt on" bits.
João picked up the bike today to finish it off at his HQ. He says he's going to ride it to Faro this year...
You can follow the whole process by clicking the OldBridge Project box on the right.
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