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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage Triumphs Anyone?

Hello Chaps,

This thread may not go very far due to lack of content but as I was watching some videos on vintage/antique Triumph Motorcycles I was wondering if any of our member has an example they would like to share.

I love really old bikes but just don't have the where with all to own any. My only 'claim to fame' was a 1979 Bonnie (see pic) but that was my 'winter bike' at the time (early 1980's) as my good weather bike was a Harley and I can't really call that 'antique'.

Anyway and without waffling on too much, if any of our members actually owns a vintage Triumph or used to own one and has pics, I would love to see them.

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Roy, is that a Honda Super Sport in the background?

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Hi Chico,

I'm pretty sure it's a 250 Superdream.

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Hi Chico,

I'm pretty sure it's a 250 Superdream.

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Or, as it was nicknamed in the UK, the "wet dream"... I'll get me coat....
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Hi Larry,

I had forgotten about that mate, brought back memories. I actually recall I owned one once. It was a second bike bought to get to work while my main bike was in bits. Only had it for a few months until it and I went 'bang' into a car turning across me. That was a nasty one. I survived but the 'Dream' turned into a nightmare..

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My other Triumph 1958 speed twin, hopefully no rivet counters on here as it's not original, wrong front wheel, wrong colour, and should have had a full bath tub.

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Hi Tug,

That is an absolute cracker, really lovely to see this old beauty and appreciated you sharing.

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Here ya go mate! I've posted these somewhere here before, but thought I'd contribute them to your thread

The photo of me on the chopper is from 1985; it was a 1959 5TA Triumph.
The other photos are of the same bike; taken at different stages of changes.
It was a Triumph 1979 T140D Bonneville Special.

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That's one cooooool bike Mike,

I bet you were the bees knees on that chopper.

Thanks for sharing,

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My favorites are builds by Dan Patterson .. it was his early builds (hand built English death traps) that caught my eye..
It was only a matter of time before I built my first ridgid triumph bobber
I'm still dealing with uploading photos .. check out his stuff at "angry monkey motorcycles"..
I've got a 56 pre-unit on my workbench.. ready to be resurrected ..
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