By Ian Solley
Hamlet and Othello are in fact matching bikes -I bought 2 new Harley FXD’s and ripped them apart putting the bits back in new hardtail frames with matching 23″ wheels front and back.
The 23″ wheel is a great set up and really gives some balance to these long bikes, so they are quite comfortable and handle surprisingly well. I took Hamlet to St Tropez in 2010 and Othello to Cascais in Portugal in 2012 where is won Best Custom in the bike show – despite crashing it first on the 1700 mile trip down.
Hamlet was one of the first bikes featured in the fledgling BikeEXIF site at the time.