31 Dec 2010

New Year's bike resolution

My resolution for 2011 is to finish, thanks to Frank Chatokhine, my Norton Commando improvement project.This is what the bike looks like now, classic and pretty much original, apart from the large Interstate tank.

Atelier Chatokhine, near Chartres in France, are excellent specialists in the repairing and modification of classic British bikes:


And this is something like what it might look like when finished. I am not a purist about keeping bikes "original". The main aspect will not change much but I do expect to ride the thing as much as I already have done when I owned it in the past, and have it brake properly, be a bit more comfortable, start more easily, and so on...

Some details will be different, for sure, as things tend to evolve during the course of a project. Some changes will be internal as well. Wish us well!