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Question Frame/Swing arm fabricator, recommendations? (UK)

As per the title, I am looking for recommendations for a one off frame/swing arm fabricator in the UK. Essentially, I am building a "blast from the blast" 70's/80's style twin shock bike but with modern geometry. I have a lot of the cycle parts now and I am actively looking for an air cooled/carb'd Kawa Z750 engine donor bike for the engine and 'lectrics. 90's to 00's era. I have a couple of candidates to look at with a view to buy.

So - I need someone who can fabricate me a frame + swing arm in the style of the Rickman CR from the late 70's early 80's. I have Marzocchi Forks in custom Yokes, Brembo Brakes + Discs, Replica Reickman CR body work, NJB Girling style twin shocks etc....

Ideally -
Someone in the North West of England or North midlands area
Someone with a track record of one off custom builds in chrome-moly tube
Someone who understands the concept of traditional twin shock styling but with modern geometry (thinking like Buell X1 or very similar set up)
Preferably bronze welded as per the old Rickmans but not 100% essential
Preferably not VAT registered, LOL! (20% saving!)

Look forward to your ideas.

Cheers.

JS.

PS - There might just be a picture of a real Rickman CR here to drool over if I did it correctly.
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https://www.facebook.com/SaxonEngineeringuk/

Saxon Engineering, they build the XR69 replica,s
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Thanks for the recommendation. I didn't know of them over in Stoke, that's ideal.

Anyone have experience of another mob near there. Made in Metal from Stafford?

Cheers.

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What's the price range for a one-off frame and swingarm like that?
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https://www.facebook.com/SaxonEngineeringuk/

Saxon Engineering, they build the XR69 replica,s
Thanks for the heads up on these guys. I'll likely call in for a chat with them soon. If I get good vibes I'll progress my project with them.

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What's the price range for a one-off frame and swingarm like that?
I would expect it to be at least 6500-8000

I know a guy, but he is on the wrong side of the pond. . . If all else fails, you could get it in the post. Greggs Customs.

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Default Re: Frame/Swing arm fabricator, recommendations? (UK)

A little bit more on this. As well as the guys in Stoke recommended above, Saxon. I have been recommended to try Wasp Motorcycles down near Salisbury. I have had a preliminary chat with both frame builders and both would be up for the project I have in mind. Who gets the job will be down to how I feel visiting them and how good the quality/price ratio seems. From the discussion with both companies I think building a double cradle twin shock frame/swinger in traditional style would be a piece of cake for them. Watch this space.
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