The Born Free show was amazing- I don't think I've ever been to a better show. I was honored to take home the "Top European" award for my 1953 BSA Alloy BB34 with a '33 Norton Girder. There was so many nice bikes out there, I was shocked that my bike was even noticed.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Here's a 1970 TR6 with a short hardtail, 19"/21" rims, and a pre-unit front end and a rebuilt motor. I'm just getting started on this one. This bike is not spoken for yet, so if you're looking for a rigid Triumph, this one could be yours.
Well, this is THE bike I wanted to keep forever, but life gets in the way. It was built to last- lots of stainless and everything powdercoated or sprayed with coats and coats of gloss black. I had ALOT of money into it, and almost a year to finish it. It's going to be featured in the new Two Wheel Terrors movie, as well as a few bike mags. It sold for about as much as a restored '59 Bonneville, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Time to start the next one...
This was a 1946 Knucklehead with a Panhead conversion. Before you say "It wont work!" Yes- it did work. And has racked up many miles since the early 70's when it was built. I got it from an old Axemen M/C member. Unfortunately, I never got to finish this one. It went to Canada.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This was one of three pre-unit Triumphs that were found in a backyard here in San Diego. They were literally buried in a pile of Ford Model A fenders and leaves for decades. It had all of the original sheetmetal (which I removed and promptly ebayed!) and was very correct, but weathered. This bike went to Bill in New York. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.
This bike was one of the yard-find bikes. It had been neglected for years, but this one still started right up. I wanted to just get it road worthy and enjoy it, but the forks were frozen, so I'm rebuilding them. That's about as far as I've got on it.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
This old BSA BB34 features an all-alloy motor and was special ordered by Hap Alzina in LA and used for dirt track racing in the 50's. I didn't do much to it other than add the Norton girder fork, Triumph competition tank, and a Bates seat (not shown). It runs, but it's an evil bike to start.