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1967 Triumph Mishmosh – 12th Street, NYC

July 16th, 2009 by Ian

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While Evel Knievel did his most famous jumps using Harley-Davidson XR-750, we think this Triumph would have made a fitting stand in. The proud owner, who is not rushing to leap any Hampton Jitneys, tells us that his rough and tumble city bike was built using components from a few 1967 Triumph models. It looks like there’s some TR6 in there, definitely some T100 too, but the Cub dirt-bike characteristics seem to shine through most prominently.  Lucky number 4 was found in LA, and despite the varying material sources, we’re told all parts are original.  From the artisan engraving on the gas tank to the custom mill work on the engine block, the detail on this bike is enjoyable.  We especially like the Budweiser handlebar protector, which also serves as a post ride beer koozie should the urge arise.  Too pretty to be a rat rod and too rustic to be a show bike, this honest to goodness Triumph takes the best from each aesthetic.  If we ever decide to abandon NYC’s rat race and make a run for the boarder, this is the bike we want to do it on.

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