John Eldridge has the kind of life most of us would envy. He’s an accomplished surfer, he runs a board shaping business and an award-winning café, and he lives in one of the most beautiful parts of England—Cornwall, in the south west.
“The Space Hopper was commissioned by a chap in London wanting a lightweight street hopper for weaving through the London traffic in style,” says John. (For those of you outside the UK, a Space Hopper is better known as a ‘Hippity Hop.’)
“We discussed a few motorcycles to use as a donor, and eventually settled on a Yamaha SR250—knowing full well that it’d need major surgery on the frame to get the clean lines we wanted.”
The SR250 sub frame is low and not very pretty.…