Archive for ‘Triumph Cub’

January 13, 2017

60’s summertime

Winter Blues? Then Ride Red! Whether it’s a midget proportioned Cub, perfect for two-up gals, or a bath tubbed Speed Twin. He looks like a G-Man on some Agency field mission, the ladies are off on a jaunt on the highways.

December 26, 2016

Fifty Years Ago…

Boxing Day – what a wonderful image this is. Low Canadian sun lighting up a frozen roadway with a hardy soul taking his svelte Triumph Tiger Cub out for an icy spin. Heavy mitts keep the digits warm, but an open face helmet will cause some frost nip to the nose…

December 13, 2016

List

Winter Projects – as the warm weather recedes into a distant memory now is the time to figure out the tasks to undertake on the bikes. Still some sorting of the Cub; cables, wiring, a timing cover seal, a little more carb fettling. The the Bonnie is getting a new front sprocket; two teeth up for a little more top speed, then fresh clutch plates for bite… some oil line work…. it never ends keeping these running! 

November 20, 2016

Clarty 

Sunday Worship – damp field and muddy tyres. I need to find some open ground to get the little Cub out to stretch its legs.

October 28, 2016

Small is Beautiful 

Tigress – the she-cat and her cub. A happy rider is the proud owner of a clean looking Triumph Cub. The Chaplin stick on the front forks is curious, but for a Baby Bonnie this one is full marks!

October 24, 2016

They Don’t Own Me

Verve- The aforementioned 90’s group frontman Richard Ashcroft has a freshly released album. One piece is supported by a cool video of this troubled troubadour alternately crooning and riding across a windswept British countryside. It’s a beautiful Triumph Cub in trials form that he scoots across meadow, through wood, and along lane on. 

Urban Hymns by The Verve is quintessential 90’s music. 

October 22, 2016

One-Two

A Right Pair – here are the two bikes in drive side profile. A little tweaking of fuel lines. Had the Cub in tight figure eights around the garage. Tomorrow is forecast as perfect autumnal weather. The Bonnie will be taken out.

On another note the Chicago Cubs just got through to the World Series. 

October 3, 2016

A Man, A Plan, An Ambition, A Cub

Goal Achieved – I set out to put together a vintage trials motorcycle over three years ago. Using examples such as this image as guidance and inspiration you can achieve your objective.

September 28, 2016

Rogues rouge gallery

Black ‘n’ White & Red all over – more goodies spied at the weekend. A one lunged shark motif Suzuki grimacing down the road. The half century patina on an original complete Triumph Cub. The beautiful lines of a BSA A10 with stacked rifle emblem on the three cornered timing cover. And the L-twin Ducati which in this case included a bevel drive sight glass, polished tank completed the cafe style.

All good stuff.

September 15, 2016

Trim Shape

Low Bars – I replaced the handlebars to a flatter profile Renthal motocross shape. Much better in looks and feels more steady. I’m not a fan of ‘sit-up-and-beg’ steering. The work table is making thing a treat to mess about with too! I also rode around the parking garage  columns in left and right figure eights. Getting  time on the saddle (or not when standing on the pegs!) in slow-mo.

September 3, 2016

Exhausted

Home Straight – I might have said that before but I believe we’re out of the tunnel and enjoying the scenery. New muffler with chicanery mounted piping allows a few runs up and down the alley. New front brake shoes, sorted a catching throttle cable and the riding feels more plated. Still a little honing but nothing too serious. 

It was April 5 2013 when I picked up the frame and engine cases..http://wp.me/p201Lz-193 

August 11, 2016

Green ‘n’ Mean


Green Tiger Cub – hardtail trials in emerald green and aluminum silver… Good look!

August 9, 2016

Vintage Trials


Bobble hat & Boilersuit- here is a lanky Chris Leighfield romping his brand new Cub over tussocks on some long forgotten Northern English fell. 

August 8, 2016

Tigers Heart


‘Gin & Tonic – now that we have power then all the loose ends can get sorted. Nuts and bolts need tightening, cables need restrained, decals adhered, and engine breaking-in. 

August 7, 2016

Beware of Dog


A new Mikuni carb was installed for smoother power delivery. Some cajoling to make the fitment work but after a few kicks and cable tweaks a nice bark came from the new trials silencer.