Barney’s Bobber

He first purchased the bike off his brother in 1978 as a Triumph rigid frame with a sprung hub and a set of 12” over forks fitted with a set of Apehangers, Sportster tank, sprung seat and naturally it was panted black. The problem was that it was a real pig to ride.
Then after moving house several times Barney stripped it down and turned it into a basket case where unfortunately it sat, in pieces, for years on end, before eventually being totally forgotten about. That was up until the time Huw, a good mate of Barney’s, suggested they get it back on the road. Hell Huw even offered to fabricate the frame which is something that you can do in the UK. So Barney, and Huw, along with Tony and Barney’s son Ben sat down and put the basic design together before Ben began TIG welding the frame components together while Tony went to work fabricating and modifying the springer font end. He also manufactured the foot rests, the stainless steel and brass handlebars, the oil tank and the exhaust.