I don’t suppose for a minute it was my Tweet to Ross Noble that resulted in his visit to Bulldog Triumph in Winnersh on Wednesday evening. He was riding the VIN 500k Triump Speed Triple from Hertfordshire to Bournemouth. @realrossnoble
He looks a bit tired – not surprised with the riding and having to read 400+ Tweets that day (and only 5pm).
Good photo oportunity for the shop though!
Left to Right:
Chris, Steve, Andy, Ross, Ian, Mike
My 4-year old Alpinstars finally gave up last October and I had to replace one of the zips.
This time the other (right) one snapped in the same place.
Although the repair I carried out is fine and standing up to abuse well, I find the puller a little small as the force required to zip up motorcycle boots is fairly substantial (well, more than other zip that one has about one’s clothing…)
Many years ago, I was a corporate person (company car, fuel card, healthcare, … pension…) and in the 80s we were big on time management and all had those fancy leather folders that contained a fraction of what my iPhone contains. I still have the leather folder and it has a rather nice leather puller:
These boots are good for another few years (watch this space)
Bulldog Triumph are moving to new premises in Winnersh. They have a massive new showroom and 5x the service area, including a new motorcycle MOT bay.
Here it is at the moment (T minus 3 days):
I’m most of you are familiar with the layout – but WTF is that toolkit hanging on the wall?
Not one but TWO huge crowbars!
Answers on a postcard please.
It is generally accepted that one of the best things about Triumph motorcycle engines is the “triple ripple burble ‘n’ pop” that you get on the overrun.
Some of us have decided to make our own t-shirt.
This is the Sprint 955 version (I wanted Tornado Red to match my bikes)
This is now known as my “321_Dib” t-shirt in honour of the designer and manufacturer.
My wife wanted to know what a “Ripple Nipple” was, and then suggested that she should try on my new t-shirt.
The “Ripple Nipple” line points to the exact spot tha…..
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