Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ran When Parked

1948 Triumph T100 Tiger - Bikes like this confuse me. How can you spend $24,000 (maybe twice what they often sell for) to restore a bike and only put 22 miles on it? Sure, some guys restore bikes that are too perfect to ride but they are usually perfect down to the 1948 Whitworth air in the tires. Pretty cool all the same. I'd love to have that original saddle. Tempts me to go move my '51 into the living room. Mine has a lot less dust on it but it does look a little more ridden too. Saved all the photos for possible future reference.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Spending $22K is the easy part. If one has to pay for post of the work to be done, it adds up fast.

I can't understand the not riding it part, but it will only look taht perfect for a short time if it's ridden. The trick is to gain an appreciation for the "patina" of a ridden bike...