|Startling, low-riding rat-bike bobber with a Royal Enfield motor.|
It was quite an introduction. I gaped.
My first thought, based on the CraigsList ad, was "Aiiiiii!"
|Half the fun is guessing how it works.|
"You are looking at a custom Indian bobber built and titled in 2011 by After Hours Bikes," the seller wrote in his ad.
"...The bike has full air ride adjustable suspension, Model A rear wheel with a cheater slick; so many unique things I can't even list them all. The motor is a 1957 Indian Chief motor." Asking price is $14,500.
|Look closely for the welded chain shifter.|
After Hours Bikes are very long and very low, typically have V-twin power and many adopt a more polished look than the one on CraigsList.
This one celebrates its rat-bike look. The rusty metal and a West Virginia license plate bent to form a battery box speak for themselves. Look closely to see the hand shift for the Albion transmission, a welded chain.
|Its builder answers only to himself and his customers.|