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1972 Triumph Roadster

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1972 Triumph Roadster

Soma Sparrow bar

Schwinn / Sun Rims CR18 / Panaracer Col de la Vie Randonee 650B

Sturmey Archer 3 speed / Sun Rims CR18 / Panaracer Col de la Vie Randonee 650B


Brooks Team Pro Copper

MKS quill with toe clips & straps

Sturmey Archer 3 speed


Craig's List bike! Borderline basket case was saved! Originally:
Right side seat stay had broken away from the seat lug
Broken mattress saddle
Wheels were completely shot
Had "ape hanger" Stingray-style handlebar
Shimano 3 speed shifter (not working, of course)
Right side crank arm cotter was worn, and the crank arm had a few inches of play
Chain was so rusty, in several places, 3 or more links were 'fused' together
All (and I mean ALL) cables were toast
Brake pads were as hard as rocks...

So. About 0 later, here's what I ended up with.

Brooks Team Pro Copper saddle, Honey color (soooo nice)
Soma Sparrow bar 520mm width
Some cheap old quill stem off of Ebay that was pretty cool
MKS pedals with toe clips & straps
Sun Rims CR-18 rims
Panaracer Col de la Vie Randonee 650B skinwall tires (nice vintage vibe!)
New brake cables & pads
Cleaned & adjusted the Sturmey Archer 3 speed
Electra rubber handlebar grips
Electra bullet headlight
Topeak Explorer rack
New chain

There are still a few things that I have in mind for her, but overall, it's now a pretty nice bike!

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I do believe this is actually a Raleigh as they were making Triumphs. It's interesting the crossover between the parts of the stock Raleighs for their Triumph brand, some just as simple a change as the decal. You now seem to own two bikes made by builders not acknowledged on the frame, the other being your Concorde, which I do believe was made at the Ciocc shop. Nice ride...very stylish.

Yes, it is technically a

Yes, it is technically a Raleigh. Although there is a decal on the seat tube that says it was made by Gazelle.


Yeah, evidently Raleigh and Gazelle have yet another connection, showing you how far reaching Raleigh was. NEver seen a Triumph with a Gazelle sticker, though. My buddy has a Triumph Gran Course out of Reynolds 531 that is actually a nice ride, almost surprisingly so.

Im just upset that you're apparently going to bypass the idea of splash tape grips! heh...

Have you looked into your Concorde -> Ciocc connection?

I emailed Ray and told him I

I emailed Ray and told him I was honored to be a part of his Shop of Horrors! He got a kick out of that...

I'm intrigued with the Concorde/Ciocc connection, but really have no idea where to start looking for info.

And, you're free to email me @ [email protected]



I like that clamp-mounted water bottle holder you've got going on there...where did you find that?

Clamp on cage

Velo Orange

bottle cage

it may be a kit with ring clamps as an option to braze on stud mounting, as a kid in the early eighties I had several schwinns that had not yet transitioned to that water bottle standard we know and love today.........the point being, they used to sell the cage with rings in the package, I still use one on my 1980 Varsity ss conversion.

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