Monday, May 9, 2011

60's Show/Drag bike with chromed Indian girder

This is an early 30's Indian girder that's all setup for a Triumph. The guy said it was on his dad's wild chromed out show/drag bike in the 60's. Well, the guy wasn't BSing- he just found the pic of his pop's old Triumph with the girder on it. The pic isn't very clear but you can see the girder with a Borrani rim and spool hub (long gone he says) as well as a green and gold Wassell banana tank. The picture couldn't have been taken any earlier than 1964 based on the Myers Manx in the background. I wonder what happened to the rest of the bike?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lamoreaux swingarm conversion kit for rigid Triumph

I recently found this 3" over swingarm conversion setup that appears to be the kit offered by Wilbur 'Lammy' Lamoreaux in the early 50's. Paul at Show and Go posted an old article on the Martin swingarm conversion, and it shows the 'Lamoreaux & Ryan' kit- note the pinched swingarm, fender brackets and vertical brace under the seat springs. Also, I took a few pics of a bike at the 2010 Catalina GP running the same setup, but was unable to locate the owner. Here's a few pics.