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Well the Triumph marque was well represented at Banbury on Sunday and there were many, many old bikes taking part, including my Model P from 1925.

I had been having gearbox problems as she wouldn't stay in third gear and one year I went round in second gear almost running out of fuel. I could keep her in third by putting my foot on the hand change gear lever and we chugged round the beautiful countryside in glorious weather.

Sunrising Hill is a favourite spectator spot as it is steep and tests all vehicles; many failing half way up the hill and so you approach this section of the route with trepidation and fear. The Triumph went up without drama and here is the YouTube clip to show you what it's like to run an old bike up and old hill.

https://youtu.be/_sjQjHbtHe4

Sadly a few miles later the rear tyre shredded :frown2: and I didn't complete the circuit, but will be back next year.

So now I need to replace the tyre and look for a 250cc engine for my 1934 L2/1 - can anyone help?

Cheers


Gareth
 

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Great video. Unfortunately the camera angle does not show just how steep Sunrising really is. 1 in 3 in places and with a sharp curve at the bottom so no chance of getting a good run at it.

Had an entry this year for Banbury Run but unfortunately had a few problems with my newly rebuilt 1928 Triumph Model NL. Main problem turned out to be a faulty Magneto even though I had just paid £500 for it to be rebuilt by a so called specialist. B y the time I realised the cause and had it sorted it was too late to get all the other bugs out. So just went to spectate.

Still there is always next year.
 

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A bit fiddly for sure but what an awesome thing to hear the old girl climb that hill!

An amazing machine Gareth!
 

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I forwarded that video to another old bike forum so there should be quite a few viewers now.They all liked it.
 

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Thanks guys. I've sorted out the tyre problem and am currently rebuilding the gearbox as the third gear problem was traced to a worn dog on the splined second gear cog. Some work to do but she's not due out for a few months.
 
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