After snooping around "The Antiquated" for quite some time, I figured I would finally jump in and start a build thread of sorts. The project is a Triumph T100C that was originally turned into a chopper/bobber in Arkansas decades ago. As some of you may know, I write about hot rods and customs for a living. Through my work at The Rodder's Journal and The Jalopy Journal, I find myself digging through old magazines soaking in every piece of information I can possibly find. The focus is usually cars, but it's amazing how often hot rods of the two-wheeled variety made their way onto those pages, especially in indoor show coverage. The Harleys were popular, but the lighter Triumphs seemed to be a hot choice among hot rodders. That's where the inspiration for this one lies. The plan here is simple—take a cobbled together bobber and turn it into a mid-to-late-'60s-style street/show bike. I already have a '70s-style Harley that doesn't fit the criteria here, so the goal is to build a traditional Triumph that would look right at home on the rock salt next to rods and customs of yesteryear. And yes, it'll be a little bit weathered and worn, hence the "street" aspect. I love psychedelic paint, extended fork tubes and all that goodness, but you won't find too much of that here. Instead, it'll be a different kind of wild. One last note: this bike is a learning experience. I live in San Francisco where space is extremely limited, so I figure there's no better way to learn/improve my skills than on a motorcycle. Although it would have been ideal to start with a Pre-Unit, I'm working with what I have. Hopefully you'll like following along as much as I like working on it. I look forward to your input. Without further adieu, I present to you the "Spaghetti Western" Saga... I bought it in the fall of 2014 while I was still in college in Missouri, and I thought I had the build completely figured out. This is what it looked like when I got it. See that wiring that resembles out-of-control pasta? That's where the "Spaghetti Western" moniker came from. Life got in the way and it remained in the Show-Me state while I moved to California. Here's when my good pal @Nick32vic and I mocked it up.