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