Comerfords Triumph Tiger Cub
The 1966 trials season concluded with the news that Triumph would be pulling out of trials competition. Enjoying so much sporting success, Comerfords realised the potential was there for them to continue in trials with modifications carried out by themselves to the successful single cylinder four-stroke machine, which could prove popular to the buying public. Competitions Manager Gordon Farley was to head the project to convert twenty Triumph 200cc Mountain Cub models.
Under his close supervision the machines could be built to order and mirror the machine he had been riding to so much success. The Comerfords model was based around the T20M Mountain Cub model and Farley would oversee the conversion work of the initial twenty.
During the period 1967/1968 another sixty were converted and sold. Changes included a 21” front wheel, a BSA Victor motocross aluminium fuel tank, additional frame bracing, a 64 tooth rear wheel sprocket and a TR20 model carburettor. The gear ratios would be changed to the ones used by Farley. Various other alloy parts were fitted such as the oil tank and rear silencer, which would reduce the machine’s overall weight. The proposed retail price would be £225.
An aluminium fuel tank helped to reduce the weight. How good does the finished Comerfords Cub frame look! Extra gussets were added to strengthen the frame.