Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    Life moves in cycles doubleoh2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coogee
    My Bikes
    Rare Conti-Ciocc road, Ricardo Elite, Eric Hendren fixie conversion, Skid Kid Speedway fixie conversion, antique Royal Star
    Posts
    124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Who has a Triumph out there?

    Greetings! I've just scored myself a Triumph headbadge on eBay, and subsequently begun generating an interest in Triumph bicycles. The headbadge is actually going to be installed on my On-One Il Pompino as a finishing touch, but I'd be very interested to see some pictures of Triumph bicycles or any tidbits of info about them. I've researched as much as I can online, are there any real life owners out there?
    Nill illigitimi carborundum.

  2. #2
    Disraeli Gears Charles Wahl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Riding: 1960s Falcon commuter; Queued: 1977 Bob Jackson, 1983 Serotta Club Special, 1984 Motobécane Team Champion, 1983 Guerciotti SLX, 1974 Harding (like Holdsworth Pro), 1974 Peugeot PX10LE, 1970s Jeunet Franche-Comté, 1974 Raleigh International
    Posts
    3,009
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My first bicycle was a red 24"-wheeled Triumph, bought in England when we lived there (I was in primary school). When I bought my Raleigh road frame back in 1985, you could either get one branded Raleigh, or branded Triumph. I believe that they were actually the same frame; but I'm not sure. Did 'Triumph' sponsor any cycle racing teams, pro or junior, during that time? Mine's a nice frame, but not Professional quality -- I've often wondered if this frame (not sold as a complete bike) was produced for some lower-level racing activity; or maybe just for the wannabee (like me) market. Always was curious what the Triumph angle was.

    I can provide a copy of the brochure from the bike store that was selling these, if you care to see it.

  3. #3
    Uff Da!
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,030
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've a men's & women's matched pair of 1970 Triumph 3 speed tourist models in black. I believe that Triumph was one of the Raleigh second tier brands.
    Last edited by Sierra; 01-31-08 at 06:49 AM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Business810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    613
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a black '71 Triumph 3 speed. I started a thread about it when I got it and I got a ton of info from some of the English 3-speed fiends on these forums, including Sheldon Brown. There are also plenty of pictures of Triumphs in there. Right now I'm working on cleaning and polishing all the bare metal bits to get her nice and shiny - once that's done I'll be sure to post some more photos.
    Jon

  5. #5
    Life moves in cycles doubleoh2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coogee
    My Bikes
    Rare Conti-Ciocc road, Ricardo Elite, Eric Hendren fixie conversion, Skid Kid Speedway fixie conversion, antique Royal Star
    Posts
    124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome stuff! Thank you all, very lucky Euro folk all, I was amazed at how much this particular headbadge went for. Obviously some passionate Triumph collectors out there.
    Nill illigitimi carborundum.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Considering that I've owned a series of Triumph "motorcars" over the years, I probably should think about adding a Triumph bike to the collection.

    Pics of the head badge?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,734
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Here's one I sold on Craig's List a few years back. A day or two, I saw it listed on CL for about $5 less than what the guy paid me. I guess he didn't like it much!

    Neal


  8. #8
    Sister Annie Sianelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hauraki Plains District, New Zealand
    My Bikes
    Retro Hercules adult tricycle, 1953 Hercules ladies roadster, 1950s Wearwell fixed gear 'Club' pathracer, 1980s Malvern Star 'Super Star', 1980s Healing GTX-105 Arabesque, 1980's Morrison Concorde & etc & etc.......
    Posts
    1,525
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    Here's one I sold on Craig's List a few years back. A day or two, I saw it listed on CL for about $5 less than what the guy paid me. I guess he didn't like it much!

    Neal
    Some people don't deserve to own superb classic bicycles
    OMNIPOTENS aeterne Deus, qui nos secundum imaginem Tuam plasmasti, et omnia bona, vera, pulchra, praesertim in divina persona Unigeniti Filii Tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quaerere iussisti, praesta quaesumus ut, per intercessionem Sancti Isidori, Episcopi et Doctoris, in peregrinationibus per interrete factis et manus oculosque ad quae Tibi sunt placita intendamus et omnes quos convenimus cum caritate ac patientia accipiamus. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

  9. #9
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    I've a men's & women's matched pair of 1970 Triumph 3 speed tourist models in black. I believe that Triumph was one of the Raleigh second tier brands.
    Exactly. Back in the 1970's you could either buy a Triumph in blue or a Dunelt in Red. Other than colour and badging, they were the exact same bike. Sold for $85.00 new, men's or women's frame.

    Now, if you really want a nice set, find yourself a pair of BSA bicycles to go with them.
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  10. #10
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order View Post
    Considering that I've owned a series of Triumph "motorcars" over the years, I probably should think about adding a Triumph bike to the collection.

    Pics of the head badge?
    As you've probably sumised, same company, at first. Bicycles from 1885, motorcycles from 1903, automobiles from (I think) 1921. The company was split and sold off in 1936, all three companies going to different owners, so it's kinda hard to say which is the 'original' company.

    The motorcycle division, of course, is the only survivor - yes, the current Triumph company at Hinckey is a direct line descendant of the original company, not a repop of the old name by an unrelated outfit.

    Now a properly rounded garage, in my eyes, would consist of a nice men's roadster, a T120R Bonneville, and a TR-6.
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  11. #11
    meandering nomad
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Newport,Rhode Island
    My Bikes
    eleven bikes no car
    Posts
    406
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My first 3 speed is a 1968 Triumph I found on the side of the road. It's rusty and ragged but like all Raleighs it runs like a dream.
    Safety Nanny Checklist
    1.Two headlights major brand 100+ Lumens plus helmet light2.Two tail-lights at minimum but really you need more3.Mirrors on helmet, handlebar and back of glove.4. Reflective vest and tape on every surface5.Disc and caliper brakes just in case6.Horn, bell and train whistle7.Chicken Little’s Phone# 8.Wear a helmet at all times (you might fall out of bed)Because it's scary out there!

  12. #12
    Uff Da!
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,030
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
    Now a properly rounded garage, in my eyes, would consist of a nice men's roadster, a T120R Bonneville, and a TR-6.
    I've got a buddy who races a '69 GT6+ in the vintage classes. I crew for him at some of his races and bought my Triumph bicycles to use for getting around the track areas on race weekends.

    When I was in high school I had use of '67 T100C(500cc "scrambler") for a year. It belonged to another friend who went off to live in a commune. I really liked that bike and thought that I would like to have the 650cc version(TR6C). I have now revised my thinking and would rather have the road version(TR6R). I prefer the simplicity of the single carb over the dual carbs of the Bonneville. At my advanced age I don't care much about the lost bit of performance that the duals added.

  13. #13
    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    15,155
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

    Perhaps you didn't really hear what you thought I said...
    ...or maybe you did, and that's why you're so mad.


    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso) SLX
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
    2014 Wraith Hustle

  14. #14
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!! I always thought the Triumphs in red were better looking than the Dunelts in either red or blue (this was before I started messing with motorcycles). Of course, our shop would get in 90% Dunelts.
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  15. #15
    Senior Member Oldpeddaller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Maidstone, Kent, England
    My Bikes
    1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud
    Posts
    2,412
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Robbie, that red Triumph is SO clean!!! My Dad had a red 10-speed racer that same colour back in about 1964 - all of his previous bikes had been black "sit up n' beg" single speeds or 3 speed hub bikes with rod brakes - and he had a 20 mile ride to & from work! At the time his red Triumph was just the coolest thing I'd ever seen (I was young!) Later in life I had a Triumph Bonneville 650 for a very short time and recently I've ridden pillion on my mate's Daytona 900. Never impressed by the Spitfire although the GT6 version, TR4A, Stag with V8 and TR6 have always received my admiration. Overall though, their bicycles are best!
    Oldpeddaller - The older I get, the better I used to be !!!" ***** If at first you don't succeed - hit it with a hammer.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  16. #16
    Great State of Varmint Panthers007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dante's Third Ring
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had one back in 1972. Bought brand new and 3spd in a nice, bright blue. It was stolen from my garage.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

  17. #17
    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    15,155
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I got it today from a retired man who advertised it as a Raleigh 10-speed. We had a nice chat. He also had a bright red '47 Ford pickup rodded out. The chain, FD and RD were greased, not oiled. There is no rust on the frame, just light rust on some of the chrome parts, and a bit of grime from sitting.

    I'd seen a couple of references to Triumph's as far as bikes, had never seen one until this morning. I owned a Tiger 750 (twin) and had friends with a TR6 and a TR4A, wasn't aware of the bikes.

    I'm pleasantly surprised, and found some ivory bar wrap, which I can shellac to make honey leather-look. Then I'd like to find a Brooks look-alike, sand it, shellac it to match, and maybe look, at least, like a vintage Brit. Maybe I'll get a brim and some knickers.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

    Perhaps you didn't really hear what you thought I said...
    ...or maybe you did, and that's why you're so mad.


    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso) SLX
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
    2014 Wraith Hustle

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Madison, WI
    My Bikes
    Many - Riding a '93 Trek 520 Most of the time now
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey - my wife (and when I say my wife - I mean I) has two of them that she rides quite often. One is a red 3 speed that I got out of the garbage that is in really great condition and the other is a blue 10 speed that I fixed up for her to ride to the y and back - that one cost me $5 at a garage sale and came with a good condition Wrights leather saddle. The rest of the ten speed was in rough shape, but the frame was still decent. I have looked for info on the ten speeds, but never could find any info. The color scheme, lugs, etc. all remind me of a Raleigh Grand Prix...

    10 speed Headbadge


    10 Speed as built now (Parts donated from Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8):


    3 speed Headbadge prior to cleaning up


    3 Speed (Along with companion Phillips found in garbage)
    Last edited by jungwiar; 12-02-08 at 06:10 PM.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Business810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    613
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    I got it today from a retired man who advertised it as a Raleigh 10-speed. We had a nice chat. He also had a bright red '47 Ford pickup rodded out. The chain, FD and RD were greased, not oiled. There is no rust on the frame, just light rust on some of the chrome parts, and a bit of grime from sitting.

    I'd seen a couple of references to Triumph's as far as bikes, had never seen one until this morning. I owned a Tiger 750 (twin) and had friends with a TR6 and a TR4A, wasn't aware of the bikes.

    I'm pleasantly surprised, and found some ivory bar wrap, which I can shellac to make honey leather-look. Then I'd like to find a Brooks look-alike, sand it, shellac it to match, and maybe look, at least, like a vintage Brit. Maybe I'll get a brim and some knickers.
    That looks like a beauty to add to your collection!

    My Triumph mostly sits unused, but after I move this spring, I'll be close enough to work to commute on the 3-speed in true Brit fashion, most likely with a herringbone or houndstooth cap of some sort.
    Jon

  20. #20
    Surf Bum
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pacifica, CA
    My Bikes
    Vintage Trek, Vintage Diamond Back Mountain Bike, Bianchi Axis CrossBike
    Posts
    2,011
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've owned an restored a couple of Triumphs, but none with pedals. Here's me on one above Santa Barbara, circa 1990 (I think the helmet law came into effect in 1992).


  21. #21
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    '66 t100c?
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  22. #22
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jungwiar View Post
    The rest of the ten speed was in rough shape, but the frame was still decent. I have looked for info on the ten speeds, but never could find any info. The color scheme, lugs, etc. all remind me of a Raleigh Grand Prix...
    The ten speeds were kind of an odd lot. We got a few of them in the shop, but not often. First off, they were all Triumphs, I never saw a Dunelt frame kitted out that way. I'm fairly certain they were Raleigh Record frames (the lugs were identical, at least) but with cheaper brakes. I seem to remember they were the stamped steel sidepulls from the roadsters. Cheaper hubs too, Huret Allvit drivetrain like the Record.

    Never saw that model listed in a catalog or advertising flyer. It was almost like they were put out by accident, or that Raleigh didn't know what was going on. Can't even remember the price although a Record sold for $100.00, I'm fairly certain they were priced in the low nineties.
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Madison, WI
    My Bikes
    Many - Riding a '93 Trek 520 Most of the time now
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Syke-
    You are right on in describing my 10 speed - stamped brakes and levers, Huret drivetrain, cheap/weird hubs - rear one is especially strange... At first I thought it was a flip-flop, but it isn't threaded, it has concentric rings on it and sticks out like it should have been a flip-flop (I know not a great description)...

    Anyway, appreciate the info.

  24. #24
    Surf Bum
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pacifica, CA
    My Bikes
    Vintage Trek, Vintage Diamond Back Mountain Bike, Bianchi Axis CrossBike
    Posts
    2,011
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
    '66 t100c?
    Good eye! I think the "C" was the one with the pipes together on one side and higher up, right? Kind of the enduro model. Mine was just the regular T100. I totaled it (and my shoulder) one dark night in the Montecito hills.

  25. #25
    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    15,155
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
    I've owned an restored a couple of Triumphs, but none with pedals. Here's me on one above Santa Barbara, circa 1990 (I think the helmet law came into effect in 1992).

    That looks a lot like the Tiger 750 twin I had, color and all. Rubber mounted handlebars, horrible electronics (Lucas, I think). I repl w/Wagner electronic ignition. Still not that great a ride.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

    Perhaps you didn't really hear what you thought I said...
    ...or maybe you did, and that's why you're so mad.


    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso) SLX
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
    2014 Wraith Hustle

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •