Bobbing Around: Building a Bespoke Harley Custom. Part 5

Even disease and new born babies don’t stop Tom Shaw! The build continues! Slow Progress: Blame the Bug and the Baby! Unfortunately work on the Sportster has slowed down a lot recently. Contracting the dreaded coronavirus, and then the birth of my lovely daughter have really gotten in the way of precious time spent in Continue reading

Bobbing Around: Building a Bespoke Harley Custom. Part 4

Time to see how Tom Shaw is getting on with his Bobber build again: Front and Rear End As I mentioned at the start of writing this blog, it is my intention to change the front wheel from 19” to 16”. This will make the front wheel match the rear wheel and give me that Continue reading

Bobbing Around: Building a Bespoke Harley Custom. Part 3

Time to see how Tom Shaw is getting on with his Bobber build again: You’ve Been Framed! Now my work in the garage starts to get a little monotonous. I want to clean up the welds from hard tailing the frame, and remove the ugly neck gussets that the factory put on. Let’s talk tools. Continue reading

Bobbing Around: Building a Bespoke Harley Custom. Part 2

Tom Shaw is cracking on with his Bobber Build. Let’s see how things are progressing: Who Needs Suspension Anyway? Time for a Hardtail! The first job was stripping the bike down to its bare bones. I always feel bad doing this to a running bike, but I’d also much rather start any project with a Continue reading

Bobbing Around: Building a Bespoke Harley Custom. Part 1

Tom Shaw is an accomplished custom bike builder with a track record of producing bespoke creations dripping with style. Join him on his latest build as sprinkles his magic over a 2003 Harley Sportster Old School Bobber: Old School Blog A long time ago I used to have a blog and I enjoyed making regular Continue reading