Triumph T100C replica

This 500cc Triumph is based on a 5TA but is styled as a T100C with the upswept nearside pipes and silencers and 19" front wheel with twin leading shoe brake. It also benefits from a Tony Hayward belt primary drive, Morgo oil pump, 12 volt Podtronics conversion and Boyer Capacitor Discharge ignition. Recent work by me has included a full rebuild of the front forks with new stanchions, bushes and seals, relining the front brake, replacing the rear wheel bearings and fitting a new rear tyre, a partial rewire to get rid of horrible crimped connectors as well as a comprehensive stem to stern overhaul and service. There are no rounded hexagons, "near enough" metric bolts or other abominations.

The power train was the subject of a very thorough ongoing restoration by "Humbernut" (Bob Rodgerson) in around 2005 - this saga was published in Real Classic magazine. I have copies of the original articles showing the meticulous way the work was done. Readers of the magazine and associated forum will know that Bob is a superb engineer who never accepts second best. The bike has had little use since that time.

The engine, gearbox and running gear are in excellent mechanical condition, and the bike has an MoT till March 2016, having done very few miles since this was issued. Everything on the bike has been done to a very high standard using top-notch parts and materials. It starts very readily, runs exceptionally well and quietly (apart from the usual Triumph twin tappet noise), and performs superbly. Everything works just as it should.

Cosmetically it has a a few very minor flaws in the rich Pacific Blue over Arctic White paintwork. Chrome is deep and lustrous apart from some minor pitting on the front wheel rim. It's a very attractive machine and draws many admiring comments.

I'm parting with the Triumph as I'm slowly working through the bikes I never owned in the past (having been a diehard Norton rider for many years) and this is another one ticked off the list! I'm now looking for something pre-war - perhaps a hand-change Sunbeam?

Please note: This is a machine for the rider not the collector or obsessive. It does not have matching engine / frame numbers, so if this is important to you this is not the bike for you.

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