Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Fast Eddie, Jun 13, 2018.
Yeah..... doesn't he know that green motorcycles are bad luck?
Would suit professional clown.
I suspect ole Edward Turner is spinning in his grave.
It might not be to your taste but a lot of people like that in a old school bobbers and it looks like it is well done, its not my liking as a everyday ride but like I say as a short ride bike just cruising around could be fun, my mate built one over 25 years ago out of bits and peices that were laying around with a 650 police special motor and its still running to this day and is a very reliable bike but he has his Harley for longer rides and now Triumph has brought back the Bobber to cater for that market and my friend who works at a Triumph dealer said they can't keep up with demand and are sold before they can get them, but a Bobber that has been built from bits and peices you be surprised in how many are doing it and enjoying every minute of it, they are different.
By the way nothing wrong with green, I have 2 Green Thruxtons and have had a few green bikes over the years and have always had good luck with them, touch wood lol.
I’ve nothing against nicely done Bobbers Ash.
This one reminds me of the Commando chop discussed recently. I agree that the workmanship looks good. But it’s as though the guys shed was too small and he was never able to step back and look at the whole!
I don't know why, but I quite like it. Have you ever tried to ride a rigid frame Triumph at over 100 MPH ? I did it once on an airstrip. I don't think the rear wheel ever touched the ground. Whenever I build a bike, I concentrate on functionality rather than appearance. If you get the functionality right, the bike usually looks right.
There is a knack in riding hard tail bikes, if you don't have the knack it will spit you off but if you can master them they can be fun to ride also a good kidney belt helps lol.
I don't think it is fun to ride a bike which scares you. It just makes you more likely to crash. The only reason I had that rigid frame triumph was that I had a spare motor and frame and thought it was a good idea to build a bike out of them. I was very disappointed. I know it is what the guys rode in the old days, but my experience was always with hot bikes that could actually handle. So I was mentally too fast for such a horrible piece of shit.
My mate's ridged handles pretty good but he knows how to ride it, its the people who don't know how to ride them that will have problems, my mate built and rode it for over 16 years sold it but has just brought it back, he is a glutten for punishment but no its a good old school bike, not my cup of tea but everone to themselfs.
Just go and watch some vintage racing. That’s all the proof you need that a rigid bike can be hustled along remarkably quickly.
Many a time I’ve seen a rigid bike go around the outside, or up the inside of a Seeley/ featherbed/ etc at BHR meets.
Just needs setting up well and the placement of a skilful (and brave) pilot at the helm.
Re; "Just go and watch some vintage racing. That’s all the proof you need that a rigid bike can be hustled along remarkably quickly."
I have seen a rigid frame 500 Scott Flying Squirrel in an open fuel race stuff ALL the modern opposition in the 1980s at Brand’s Hatch short circuit that bike with that rider really lived up to it’s name!