Cay Brøndum’s 1949 Harley-Davidson Bobber

1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead Bobber
This Panhead bobber took artist Cay Brøndum over 200 hours to build. He started with a bare frame and then collected parts from all over the world: from eBay, flea markets and friends. The engine is a mix of early Shovel and 1963-65 Panhead.

At the front is an original 1949 Hydra-Glide fork, lowered two inches using White Brothers springs. The chopped handlebars are Panhead originals, along with the 3.5-gallon tank (hand-lettered and rattlecan-painted). The result is an authentic old school bobber that’s still driveable in central Copenhagen traffic. According to Cay, “The way a rigid bike handles (or not) is fine as long as the road goes straight. It’s so oily, it’s noisy, it uses too much gas, it’s way too expensive. Honestly—it is absolutely a dinosaur … I love that.”