BMW R100 Cafe Racer / Frank McGoldrick

Frank McGoldrick is one of those people who seem to have a talent for everything they turn their hand to. An accomplished welder and fabricator, he graduated to designing and building bars, shops and restaurants throughout the UK. After selling his business five years ago, Frank moved to the French Alps and was finally able to return to his childhood passion—motorcycles. Finally getting some time on his hands, he decided to build his own motorcycle, with a style and individuality that most major manufacturers seem to neglect, he says.

After scouring eBay Frank found a 1977 BMW R 100/7 in the UK. It was low mileage, but had been stored outside on a busy London street with no cover. It was a rusty dirt ball of a bike, he says. But with a new battery and a quick service it seemed to run ok. It was simply a case of getting it back to France, an 800-mile journey. Two days later the BMW was in Frank’s mountain workshop. As the first snow of the winter settled outside, he readied his grinder for some serious work — via Bike EXIF

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