Comer­fords Tri­umph Tiger Cub

Classic Trial - - CLASSIC MACHINES CONVERSIONS -

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.

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