Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Old Sac Triumph
This Triumph three speed appeared recently in Old Sac and has taken up daily residence. It clearly belongs to someone who works here... I can't imagine anyone liking salt water taffy and t-shirts enough to visit Old Sac every day.
Sheldon Brown explains that Raleigh bought the rights to the Triumph name from the motorcycle company in 1954. There is no connection to the beloved automobiles of the same name.
My keen detective's mind notes that the Triumph appeared more or less the same time the Raleigh Sprite disappeared from the parking meters of Old Sac. I'm thinking somebody traded one English bike for another. Good trade, in my view.