Triumph NSD (1929)

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Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by sfb » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:38 pm

http://pembrokeshireclassics.com/shop/p ... 653c7eb6d0


Anyone know much about these? Pros and cons etc

Jon is quite tempted by it.

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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:57 pm

i know nofink but is lovely.
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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:43 pm

Generally these are solid reliable machines. The later 4 speed box may be better in use on the road, but will de-value it a bit as it is not original. The bike has had paintwork done at aometime as the tank is all blue with no transfers, don't know what the original tank finish should be. The front mudguard does not look quite right in relation to the front wheel - maybe fitted wrong. Plating on the silencer - is it unplated?
These little tell tale signs indicate you should have a good look at it in person before buying. It may be taxed & tested, & ridable but I wonder if it needs a little more doing to it to finish it off completely? It looks to me as though it may be 'an almost, but not quite finished project'.
Very hard to tell from a picture.
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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by sfb » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:17 pm

Thanks Justin.

Jon's just weighing up options at the moment, his Mum unexpectedly gave him some money so he's looking to spend some on a (preferably) pre-war bike. Rang up about a BSA B2 but there's already a queue of 9 people wanting to look at it before Jon!

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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by DAM » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:39 pm

Hazel, if Jon is realy interested in a B2 let me know,
we still have the B2 that my father built and never used.
It would be cheaper than that Triumph. :)

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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by Rick Parkington » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:33 pm

Hmm, not keen on that gearbox. That looks like a fifties Burman footchange box I can't imagine how it's been grafted into a top mount-type frame. The key thing with pre war bikes is unless they are particularly desirable, like ex racers or whatever, having the wrong 'big bits' is not good news. You want standard engine,box, carb (if possible) frame, forks, wheels and tank. The rest isn't so important. It's unlikely that bike ended up with a Burman box because it's an improvement, more probably the standard box is impossible to get. A deviation like that is very obvious to the eye and just the sort of thing that people will point out wherever you go. Typically that very quickly becomes annoying!
Better off with Dennis' bike, I reckon!
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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by sfb » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:01 pm

Rick Parkington wrote: Better off with Dennis' bike, I reckon!
R
I think so too!

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Re: Triumph NSD (1929)

Unread post by FastFrank » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:39 pm

I have a 1929 500cc SV Triumph CN, they are pretty solid
If iver tha does owt for nowt alus duit for thissen!

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