1955 Triumph T 100 Custom Chopper Terhi’s Ride Street Chopper

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We flew over to Finland, and hooked up with friends at KOPTERI Magazine for a road trip to Sweden to the Norrtelje Custom Bike which is held about 100 north of Stockholm, Sweden. The show has been put on by Twin M.C. for the past 30 years and is by far the prestigious custom motorcycle in all of Scandinavia.

The winners from are invited to bring their over to Las Vegas for the Big Twin World Championship Bike Competition. We’ll have from the Norrtelje show in a issue. After we returned to from attending the show in our appetite for exotic bikes had satisfied—or so we thought.

Then our host, told us to pack our and be ready to ride in 30 minutes.

Where are we going? we asked.

been saving something for you. Don’t ask questions—just up, Mala replied.

After a ride north on twisty roads through the rich and virgin timber forests make up southern Finland, we at our destination: an abandoned gold We rode in on the old gravel trail the miners had trekked down before, and when we reached the we shouted Eureka! for we had truly gold! Sitting in front of an abandoned warehouse building was the unique psycho cycle we come across in a great years.

Sitting on one of the most choppers we’ve ever was 6-foot, 6-inch Janne of Kauhava, Finland, looking as if he had stepped out of an old Viking flick. The he was astride was a 500cc ’55 T-100—at least, that’s the engine was. Janne’s Terhi, had been asking for the past few years to build her a that she could ride, but she want just an ordinary wanted something special.

Janne had built a few bikes and was determined that his ladylove have a bike that be an expression of his love for her. The dark winter nights fast approaching, so Janne was that by spring the bike be done.

The problem was to come up something that hadn’t done before. It had to be something something that would out in any crowd. He mulled over a few ideas, and then it finally to him.

Janne remembered the old scooter he had growing up, and the design of the stuck in his mind. He thought, Why not try and a mono-tube frontend? So he did—just that.

Working with some at night and on weekends, he took the old apart and got serious about it to his needs. First, he totally the 500cc pre-unit engine and He then went to work on the which has to be the wildest thing ever seen. Everything on the bike is pure Janne.

He the frame to a mono rear-ended (which also functions as the oil tank) with a 47-degree and stretched it 4 inches up to achieve the trail for the frontend.

Janne fashioned a heart-shaped gas tank and a few heart details, including and polishing the 21-inch six-heart rim, and mounted the Bates down low near the front There is also a heart-shaped axle adjuster wing He fabricated a hard-lined throttle and slapped on a taillight taken an old ’59 Cadillac.

The custom rear fender is between two extended rails, and the 40-spoke rear wheel was and given a side marker from another vintage

The original Weber carburetor was up, and a hole was made in the frame so the could be supported. Janne to keep the original-design Triumph clutch system but had to remake the chain to fit the new frame design. He a mini piston as a handle for the shifter and added a foot Janne also made the exhaust system for the bike, and it like a bear awakened hibernation. Janne also did all the himself.

The paint job is clearcoat just a touch of candy red on the tin and blue for the frame—16 layers in Janne’s buddy Jussi handled the pinstriping and added Ride to the front neck.

Well, the bike looked fabulous, but how would it handle? insisted that we go for a ride so he prove to us that the bike was road-worthy. He led the way out of the gravel road and got through some nasty

Not only did the bike make the seem like a straightaway, but rode the darn thing holding on to the handlebars just to that his design worked a charm.

We guess it’s the all over the world. If your is happy, your life much more smoothly. is just thrilled with her new She’s been riding it for years now and has caught the eye of everyone who her proudly ride through on it.

We asked Terhi why she didn’t the bike at the Norrtelje Show. She us that the bike was a personal between her and Janne. It was built to not as a show bike.

You have to a lady with that of spirit.

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