How to build a bike...

When Bill Amberg was introduced to ‘motorcycle genius’ Tom Griffin, they set about a project to create a bike from the parts that Bill had amassed in various lock-ups. Here’s Bill’s inventory…

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500cc side valve 16H engine


Oak-bark-tanned hand-stitched twist grips


1960s Triumph scrambler handlebars


Norton ‘Dolls Head’ gearbox


A cut-down Harley Davidson pan saddle with 5mm neoprene padding and hand-stitched oak-bark-tanned leather cover


War Department 1939/1945 headlight


1937 Bentley ‘Brooklands Box’ exhaust


1937 girder front forks


Late model concentric carburettor

Featured in Issue 02

Photographs Richard Dawson