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Does anyone here have much knowledge of old triumph bicycles? the one I am looking at is probably late 60's early 70's with a sturmey archer 3 speed. it is almost all original and in good shape.

I am looking on the googles and not finding much as far as history or anything.

any leads or help would be great.

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know nothing about Triumph bikes. No help there.


a righteous city bike regardless. Looks to be in great shape, the SA internal hub will work forEVAR. Get it.
 

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Sweet bike! I've got an all original Raleigh 3-speed (missing chain guard :( ) that I bought at a yard sale last summer for $20. I use it all the time in the neighborhood tracking down kids and running to the store.
 

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My knowledge of Triumph is limited to one I owned. It was a 531c tubed road frame I bought in 1987 in Dallas. IT had been produced in the Knottingham factory (according to the badging and decals). My recollection is that it was made in the same facility and by the same guys who where making the Raleigh high end frames. Kind of like the difference between a Waterford and a Gunnar. Raleigh had sold the US rights to Huffy and then Huffy to Derby Cycles.

As for your 3 speed, I'd check Sheldon Brown, Wiki or the Google. I doubt that it would be collectable, I know of more than a handful still in use here in town and over in Milwaukee.
 

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I am planning on getting it. I just don't want to overpay. The guy who has it knows very little about bikes. he seems to think it is super rare and wants 200+ for it.

I helped him get a new brooks saddle for it and adjust the shifting last year. I really like it and think it would be a cool colllectable.
 

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unclefuzzy_ss said:
Super neat bike, but I don't think its worth near that. I wouldn't give a dime over $100 for it.
but with your 'stache you could pull it off. :thumbsup:
 

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that is a picture of the actual bike at my house alst summer when I installed the brooks.
 

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That thing is Sweet. I would definitely pay that for it. Definitely a good brat chaser and errand runner.
 

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Does it fit?
 

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The guy who went on the group ride with the cycling club a little while ago picked up a Triumph Spitfire (same company, lugged steel with 10 speed) for $25 at a yard sale in mint condition not that long ago. If you really want it you might have to pay the freight but they can be had for less I suppose.
 

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not rare, but not that common either. 200 for it, in that shape, with a brooks saddle is still a bit steep, but you could do worse. offer 150 and call it a day.
 

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Nice looking bicycle. Keep an eye out for a Royce Union, a Hercules, a Raleigh (Tourist?), a Dawes, a BSA, or a Rudge to keep your Triumph from being lonely in the garage (the last two being the most desirable, IMHO, since these companies, like Triumph, also made motorcycles).
 
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