‘Bud­get wasn’t im­por­tant. I just wanted to build a bike that I could be proud of’

Si­mon Bell builds un­der the name of Twisted Mon­key

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Af­ter snap­ping the H100, Twisted Mon­key’s Si­mon Bell stripped the bike be­fore de-lug­ging the frame. The rear loop was cut and re-welded to help give the bike a bet­ter stance. This was also helped fur­ther by a cut­ting and re­work­ing the ex­haust to im­prove the bike’s lines.

The frame, swingarm and rims were all sent off for pow­der coat­ing while Si­mon fab­ri­cated a one­off seat. He made the base from ply­wood, which he moulded to suit the shape be­fore he sent it off to be uphol­stered.

Five months later he’s de­lighted with the end re­sult. “I never set out with a bud­get, I just wanted to build a bike that I could be proud of to a very good stan­dard,” he said. “I’m most happy by the won­der­ful com­ments that I get when I’m asked where I bought the bike be­fore proudly telling peo­ple it was all my own work.”

Pared back to the bone, the H100 has a cut frame and be­spoke seat

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