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Over 30 years of buying, breaking, building, cutting, welding, riding and selling greasy old mo'sickles. Bare bones bikes from the middle of nowhere!

Thursday 8 May 2014

Back In Black

BlackBob got taken over to Colin and David at Loch Ness Restorations last year to get a proper make over. I make no excuses I have never been much good at making bikes really shine. I tend to get them looking half decent and really concentrate on making them go, handle and stop well, after that it's time to hit the road.

To cut a short story long .. Ten years ago on my 40th birthday I bought the rolling chassis from Pete Stansfield @eattherich I built BlackBob up in the old filling station at the head of Strathbran in Achnasheen that I owned at the time (still do).. When I had completed the dry build the bike went to Colin Craig to get the motor commissioned in exchange for a Bultaco trials bike for his son David's first bike. Ten years on David is a trained bike mechanic and in partnership with his dad and uncle running Loch Ness Restorations.
A wheel build with new 17" alloy rims and supermoto tyres, powder paint and a lot of detailing work by David has given BlackBob a real show finish.

photos by Johny Cook