Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2010 Garage pics

As 2010 draws to a close I thought I would post up some random pics of the recent goings on in my garage. I slowed down big time on the blog the later half of this year because of my regular day job becoming more time consuming, my scanner taking a dump and getting this cycle shop to a point where I have everything where I can actually work on things properly. I have plenty of old printed material to bring the blog content back to its original format. Maybe someday I will, until then...

The 1961 TR6C disassembled in preparation to get the frame ready for restoration. All in a days work with the help of a six pack of Coors.

A fresh batch of four Triumph Traveler tubes made by Frank's from an original I sent them. Still need to have new bushings made and come up with some 30" long internal springs. The springs are proving really difficult to source. If anyone can help please let me know. Yes that's rain water creeping in across the floor during a heavy storm.

The top of the project list frames putting their heads together.

One burner propane tank heater lit up.

Been test fitting parts on the bike table for the last couple weeks for a true show & go project.

I did manage to rack up some good miles and make some killer runs on the Bloody Nose this past Summer. The bike is broken in to perfection at this point. I would love to keep it forever and wish I could. I have a lot of history and great memories with this machine, but I just can't afford to keep it if I want to continue building bikes so it is going to go up on the auction block in a couple months when the time is right.


  1. Paul, nice garage pics. You have entirely too much shit. I'm jealous. Oh yeah, put up more pics of the bloody nose before you sell it. I saw it in the horse and all, but that thing needs a naked tigbitty babe hanging all over it out in the desert or something. Just sayin.

  2. I'll get some good pics for sure, just not sure how yet! I like your line of thinking tho. (fade to dreamy desert oasis bike shoot fantasy)

  3. I like the "Trophy Cabinet" of period parts. I love shop pics, but hate when the shop is cleaner than mine.