Saturday, 26 November 2011

Project RE Paint & Discs

The last couple of months have been a mad scramble. We finished Sideburn 9, organised and promoted Rollerburn and (nearly) finished our Royal Enfield project. We couldn't have done all that without a bunch of skilled mates who are a big part of the Sideburn family.
We didn't make much of a fuss of the Enfield, because it was going on Royal Enfield's stand at the NEC show (on till tomorrow), and we didn't want to steal their thunder. And it's going in the next magazine. But we love the end result. Carl at CFM did a great job bringing it all together and Nicolai at Ornamental Conifer laid on the fantastic graphics and lettering.
Pull Your Finger Out is a phrase O.C. uses all the time, and it could be a motto of Sideburn. He paints jackets, helmets, bikes, signs, walls, cricket bats, but he doesn't do pinstriping.
Thanks to O.C. and thanks to Death Spray Custom for introducing us in the first place.
Another element of Project RE that friends helped us sort out was the brake discs. When you change forks and wheels, getting the discs to fit without adapters between fork and caliper (I hate those adapters) is a big headache. British company EBC made discs for our Project FT, but couldn't do these in time due to moving factories (and us not giving them enough time). Th other two British brake companies I called and emailed didn't even reply. So I spoke to Pepo at Radical Ducati in Madrid. I'd visited him earlier in the year for my day job and he sang the praises of Discaciatti in Northern Italy. I sketched out the centres, emailed, paid up and the discs arrived eight days later. Discaciatti might sound like Italian for brake disc, but it's the family name and I dealt with Ms. Discaciatti, the founder's daughter. Great service and they fit perfectly. G


Hairy Larry said...

Your Enfield has kind of a "Wall of Death-circus highwire-Carnival ride-Indian Larry-Knievel jump bike-early dirt racer-farmboy creation" look to it, that I really like. Good job fellas.

Mick P said...

Good post. Northern Italy, what a hotbed of engineering prowess.

Anders said...

Looks great.