Michael Bailey's Norton Project Bike

| 10/1/2012 1:06:04 PM

Here are some shots of Mother Norton, a ten-year project I finished this August, just in time for my 65th birthday!  

Micheal Bailey's Norton 1 

Michael Baily's Norton 2 

I bought it from behind a tool shed for $500 – just as it was getting ready to settle its basic elements back out into the earth. But despite the grime encrustation, ape-hangers, Harley back wheel, and pearl-white frame; the unexpected Marchand Equilux headlight gave it a glint in the eye and an air of possibility. 

Michael Baily's Norton 3 

Micheal Baily's Norton 4