Friday, 26 February 2016

A little alteration to the 350 project..early 3TA internal spring forks, lots of new bits and so on. The front wheel is now a SLS 7" Triumph unit laced into a wM2 19" rim with 350 tyre. The rear got an upgrade too, WM3 18" rear with Pirelli 4.00 tyre.. how fat can you go? the hub is a 6" full width used on BSA C15T/S and also the 66 B50 enduro for the USA and more. Not a lot of clearance between tyre lugs and oil tank but now is the time to go large and sort some issues out. its a right pain to do it later.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Its been a while I must admit. Such is life, however as the year draws to an end there was an opportunity to get out on the G80s. Off to the Boxing day meet at the Pied Bull in Farningham. a nice free bit of pavement made for safe parking and a simple photo to record the matchy got a ride out this month. A proper detour on the way home and off round some Kentish lanes for a wobble and bop in the way a slogging old single is best suited for..even the sun shone briefly

Friday, 6 February 2015

We also have another little Triumph project brewing in the garage. This one like Joes 3TA is based on the C range of Unit twins. The frame and engine casing date from the year of my birth so I am going to make something which I can live with for many years to come. Its all from bits gathered up from the usual sources such as Ebay or local autojumbles and even a few donations from mates. so lets start the story with the frame.
Its probably worth mentioning what else we have on the go in the shed A future project is the recommissioning of Uncle Joe's 1961 3TA. Sadly he passed away and he left me this bike that had been stored in a nice dry garage for about 30 years. Its pretty much all there and will receive a full engine rebuild as part of the project. I am thinking of leaving the paint as original and just polishing rather than repainting to keep the lived in feel it has.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Its been a while a long while since I put anything on here. Somehow Blogging seems a vintage alternative to face book. so what has been going on in the shed? The Matchless was finished and has even won a trophy for going fast...that is an oxymoron I know, but in the hands of my lad it was quite a little coup.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Hens Teeth

A little time to appreciate what they Plumstead boys were considering when trying to capture the American Market.. super looking bikes and most certainly hens teeth these days

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Old boys in the woods

Talmag trial Aldershot

Game old beggars getting some fun last month..Ok so only one piccy has the old boys..what do you expect its the bikes I'm interested in