1915 Triumph Gloria Roadster
Frame No 73651
Gloria was made by Triumph. Although it comprised the company’s budget range of bicycles, it was made in there same factory as their expensive Triumphs, to the same high standard. The location of a Gloria’s frame number is usually in the same unique place as on a Triumph, i.e. on the top of the bottom bracket. You can see it in this location on this example.
After long-term dry storage, this Gloria is in ‘barn find’ condition cosmetically, i.e. faded paint and the remains of some of its nickel. You can see the original Triumph front brake, and Triumph inverted brake levers. The rear brake is not a Triumph item. The chainwheel is a common ‘bought-in’ item rather than Triumph pattern. Glorias invariably have inconsistencies in pattern, i.e. unique Triumph parts combined with factor-supplied components. The only missing items are the handlebar grips. It has been mechanically restored and is ready to ride.