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James Roper-Caldbeck is one of our favorite Harley builders. Mostly because his creations are a million miles away from the metalflake baggers that populate the mainstream magazines. James is famous for his clean, stripped-back bobbers, but that might change soon. “Last year, I got a rather sheepish email asking if I would ever build a…

James Roper-Caldbeck's custom FLH

1971 Harley FLH by Jamesville

James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the coolest vintage Harleys around. And he’s a long way from Milwaukee—four thousand miles away, to be precise, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. James’ specialty is traditional bobbers: clean, low-slung machines with an appealing retro vibe. He’s finally getting the recognition he deserves, with a coveted place in The…

Harley-Davidson Panhead custom

Jamesville’s 1948 Harley Panhead

James Roper-Caldbeck is English, lives in Denmark, and builds custom Harley-Davidsons. It sounds like a League of Nations recipe for disaster, but fear not—James has an amazingly good eye for stance and proportions. This long, low Panhead is James’ latest creation, a ground-up build for a customer from Romania. Panhead customs are two-a-penny, but as…

Harley-Davidson Evo

Customs From Jamesville Evo

Just round the corner from the Wrenchmonkees’ workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of Europe’s top independent Harley builders. James Roper-Caldbeck builds sweet, clean vintage bikes under the Customs From Jamesville banner, and this Sportster-based machine is his latest creation. There’s a story behind this one. Earlier this year, James got a rather sheepish email…

Harley Panhead custom

James Roper-Caldbeck builds some of the cleanest vintage Harleys in the business. Working from a small workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, he focuses on quality rather…

1943 Harley WLC flathead

James Roper-Caldbeck runs Customs From Jamesville, a small Harley workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’ve featured his flatheads before, but none can top the story attached…

1937 Harley-Davidson bobber

James Roper-Caldbeck doesn’t churn out bikes by the dozen. So when a new one rolls out of his Copenhagen, Denmark shop, it’s invariably worth a…

Harley WLC custom

Copenhagen-based James Roper-Caldbeck has a real eye for building (rebirthing?) vintage Harley flatheads. His lovely 1200 U caught our attention six months ago, and has…

Jamesville Harley 1200 ‘U’

James Roper-Caldbeck is an Englishman who rebuilds old Harleys in Denmark. This bike is a 1947 Flathead, and over 62 years it has been though…