Archive for ‘Triumph Cub’

February 8, 2017

Re-Boot

A New Wave – what a gen of a motorcycle: this seriously upgraded Triumph Cub looks like it breezed off a designers screen and rolled off the assembly line. Big able tires for sure underfootedness, disc brake up front to screech the rubber to a stop. Good suspension, and brown leather upholstered saddle. Blinkers let other know where you’re going. 

Ten out of Ten for this one!

February 7, 2017

Soc 

Smart and Savvy – some suited gent about town looking the part on his perfectly clean spanking new Triumph Tiger Cub. Tweed jacket, thin black tie and vee-neck, drainpipe trews and black suede ‘brothel creepers’. The Moto is an ideal tool to tootle around with the crew.

February 4, 2017

Scarab

Bug Cub – like some emerald carapaced bug, the wee trials bike was brought out into the chill February air. I took it around a parking lot to let the engine and gearbox ‘stretch their legs’. 

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!