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Recre­at­ing a 1969 Tri­dent from next to noth­ing, a Tri­umph bob­ber, a five-year Gold Star project plus more

Th­ese are pic­tures of my 1969 Tri­dent restora­tion. It started as just crankcases and the front sec­tion of the frame, bought from Amer­ica in mid-2015. The rear sub­frame, rear mud­guard, side pan­els, forks, front brake, rear brake drum and rear sprocket were also sourced from Amer­ica at a later date. There fol­lowed months of col­lect­ing all those nec­es­sary lit­tle bits be­fore the main build took place. The frame was pow­der-coated at the end of 2015, the forks were re­con­di­tioned, the en­gine and gear­box built up along with new wheel rims and spokes, and all the cy­cle parts pieced to­gether, start­ing May/june 2016. New Amal carbs and re­con­di­tioned Smiths clocks plus a new wiring loom com­pleted the re­build in Novem­ber.

The only non-stan­dard thing is the tran­sis­torised ig­ni­tion – and, just for the record, it started fourth kick!

This is all Ron had to start off with Ron has built a fine ’69 Tri­dent from next to noth­ing

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