51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

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51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

Post by LeeReader » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:07 pm

hey guys,
thought it was about time i introduced myself and started a build thread up.

im Lee Reader, 27 years old. i own /run a small shop in perth called Readers Auto & Cycle, working on cars and motorcycles, vintage and modern. have been working on vintage triumphs since i was 19.

the build -
frame - 1951 rigid triumph (could be wrong on year)
T.R. (unknown what this means, it doesnt say TR5 just T.R. maybe somebody can shine some light on this) 2347A
Engine - 1960 triumph tiger 650 engine, wal phillips mechanical injection, slickshift box

iv got alot more decisions to make as to what i want but iv got a good start.

running a allloy suzuki vmx fuel tank, front end im un decided, iv got a 39mm sportster, a 35mm sporster, and a t140 triumph front end to choose from. cant afford a ceriani or similer so will be sticking to what i have around the shop. wil be running a 21" spool with alloy rim up front and probably an 18 out back

ill post pics / info as i go, hope to meet some of you out on the salt eventualy

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Re: 51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

Post by Lynchy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:19 pm

Welcome aboard Lee! I'm sure there's a few vintage Triumph guys on here to discuss your build with - and I'm sure they will encourage you to stick with the yellow paint scheme.


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Re: 51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

Post by zork » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi Lee, there can never be enough Triumphs, and apart from Mossy's 650 rigid my next project is a rigid to!
Also 1951/52 frame and two engine combos,500cc and 650cc. Yammy front end.
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Re: 51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

Post by momec3 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:36 pm

Welcome aboard Lee,

An old Trumpy rebuild is on my bucket list. Just need a bigger bucket. :D
Will see you on the Lake

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Re: 51' triumph rigid salt racer - perth

Post by Mossy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:41 am

Welcome aboard Lee.
Yes, paint it yellow, and then when you set a record everyone will think it was me :D :D :D

Cheers Mossy
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