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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    1971 Triumph redux

    Sorry there are no "before" pics, but here she is after reworking her a LOT:
















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    I want to ride your bicycle.

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    That's a gorgeous bike, nice job!!

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    Triumph is the same company that makes the motorcycles, no?

    My dad had a beautiful Triumph cruiser from the late 60s or early 70s. God, it's a beautiful motorbike.

    Yours looks just as nice!
    1988 Miele Azsora

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    Triumph is the same company that makes the motorcycles, no?

    My dad had a beautiful Triumph cruiser from the late 60s or early 70s. God, it's a beautiful motorbike.

    Yours looks just as nice!
    Triumph made motorcycles & bicycles for a while. Then, in 1959 (I think) they sold the bicycle part of the business to Raleigh. If what I've read is true, Triumph was Raleigh's lower line of bikes.

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    This was a $20 Craig's List find, and it was in pretty rough shape:
    It had a broken (and VERY lopsided) Brooks mattress saddle;
    Ape hanger handlebars (with purple metal flake grips);
    An old Shimano 3-speed shifter which would not work, thanks to all the plastic being dry rotted (the heat we have here in Arizona is pretty tough on plastic, rubber, etc.);
    Broken frame- right side seat stay was broken off from the seat lug;
    Wheels that had broken spokes and dry rotted tires;
    Rusted chain.

    Pretty much a basket case, but I figured it was worth $20 and I wanted a project.

    I bought the NOS Sturmey Archer shifter, the cable clips, the stem, and the Soma Sparrow bar off of Ebay. Everything else was from my LBS.

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    Unobtanium-Based Lifeform calamarichris's Avatar
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    Owl $#it. That is slicker than owl $#it. (And your dog is the dog's bollocks too.)

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    Owl $#it. That is slicker than owl $#it. (And your dog is the dog's bollocks too.)
    I think this is complimentary. If so, thanks!

    The dog is my beloved Chocolate Lab, Zoe. She is almost 2 years old, and a WONDERFUL dog.

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    That's one nice looking Triumph. I remember your original post regarding flipped handle bars.
    Can I ask you what brand of rear rack and headlight you have on the bike? They complete the bike!

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    Outstanding !
    The older I get,the better I was !

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbalke View Post
    That's one nice looking Triumph. I remember your original post regarding flipped handle bars.
    Can I ask you what brand of rear rack and headlight you have on the bike? They complete the bike!
    Topeak rack. Not sure which model.
    Electra headlight.

    Thanks for the kind words!

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