Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spenser's Old Triumph And A Confederate

A year or more back Spenser had a kick ass little  Triumph that had been through about a million incarnations. Finally Stewie went ahead and sold it to finance the Shovelhead that he has today. I was lucky enough to be there the day the shipping company came by to get the bike to take it to its new owner. If you want to know more about the bike you can go to GarCo's website and dig around. There are a bunch of pics of the bike there.

I may have posted some crappy versions of these pics a while back, but I found the better versions so here they are.

Lots of nice details to be seen here if you look close enough.

What a beautiful profile.

The Man is taking her away!

Now just to take you to the opposite extreme. here are some pics of the Confederate P-120. My Boss's son was an intern there for awhile and he brought the bike by for us to see. There is a LOT of great machine work and some beautiful welds on this bike. The problem is that it is totally unrideable for most people. I lasted 30 seconds on that seat without even starting up the bike. That's what happens when your bikes are designed by art majors and not engineers or at least bike riders.
you can see some of the machine work and welds here. Nice workmanship, stupid design. The girder is a classic idea executed in a goofy way. Can you tell I'm not a fan of this bike? I really liked the Hellcat, but that's ancient history now.

The other side, just look at that seat. It's a nut crunching wedgie just waiting to happen!

1 comment:

  1. Triumph, simple and basic.
    Confederate, over the top transformer/lego style-nut cruncher...what the? I'd take the parts. I don't know, it looks like it needs to be wrapped up in a carbonfibre rocket body and shipped over to the autobahn.