Anthony Robinson was a super custom builder living in Palmdale, California, who specialized in early 60’s Triumph motorcycles. He had a unique knack for making them look even more old-fashioned than they already were. One of his recent builds, a 1961 T-100 model, was named “La Mosca” or “The Fly” due to its nimble and agile handling.
Anthony spent two years working on this masterpiece, pouring his heart and soul into every detail. He used only the best engine builders, and Dean Collinson was the one who built the engine for this bike. The engine had a 500cc displacement, with stock pistons and heads. He used a Pazon ignition system, JRC 30mm carb, and Amal air cleaner. The bike had Triumph straight pipes, stock primary, and stock cam.
The transmission was also from the same year and make as the engine, a fourspeed Triumph. The frame was also from 1961 and was a Triumph with a 4-inch stretch and a stock rake. The forks were a unique addition, 1937 Triumph T80 Girder, which added to the vintage look of the bike. The triple trees were also extended for a better riding position.
The wheels had 40 spokes and were copper-plated with nipples. The front wheel was a 19-inch Triumph with a Firestone Deluxe Champion 400-19 tire and a 7-inch drum brake. The rear wheel was an 18-inch Triumph with a Firestone Deluxe Champion 400-18 tire and a 7-inch drum brake.
The bike was painted by Mat Egan of Extreme Designs, using House of Kolor paint in Copper Leaf, House of Kolor Black, and Kustom Burnt Umber. The powder coating was done by Pacific Coast Powder Coating in Palmdale, CA. The oil tank had a recycle symbol graphic, and the two bottom fire extinguishers welded together served as the oil tank.
The bike had several unique accessories, including 7/8″ drag bars, Girder DogBones risers, and Amal-style hand controls. The fuel tank was a one-off by Lucky Mother Garage, and the front fender was removed for a cleaner look. The rear fender was a 5″ Lowbrow Custom’s fender, and the seat was a one-off with two 4″ seat spring shocks. The foot controls were stock with custom mounts, and there were no mirrors. The headlight was a 5 ¾ Bates Style, and the taillight was a Model A Ford. There was no speedometer.
When Anthony rode La Mosca into a show, a crowd would form quickly around him and his new wonder machine. The value of this bike was still counting, but it was worth every penny to Anthony and his lucky customers who got to own one of his masterpieces.
Bike Name: La Mosca (The Fly)
Owner: Anthony Robinson
City/State: Palmdale, California
Fab. By: Anthony Robinson
Value: Still Counting
Time: 2 Years
Builder: Dean Collinson
Carb: JRC 30mm
Air Cleaner: Amal
Exhaust: Triumph Straight Pipes
Type: 1937 Triumph T80 Girder
Wheels, Tires, Brakes
Front Wheel: Triumph 40 Spoke.. Copper Plated Nipples
Front Tire: Firestone Deluxe Champion 400-19
Front Brake: 7” Drum
Rear Wheel: Triumph 40 Spoke.. Copper Plated Nipples
Rear Tire: Firestone Deluxe Champion 400-18
Rear Brake: 7” drum
Painter: Mat Egan = Extreme Designs
Color: Copper Leaf, House of Kolor Black, Kustom Burnt Umber
Type: House Of Kolor
Graphics: Recycle Symbol On Oil Tank
Powder Coating: Pacific Coast Powder Coating, Palmdale, CA
Bars: 7/8” Drag Bars
Risers: Girder Dog-Bones
Hand Controls: Amal Style
Fuel Tanks: One off by Lucky Mother Garage
Front Fender: None
Rear Fender: 5” Lowbrow Custom’s
Seat: One Off with Two 4″ Seat Spring Shocks
Foot Controls: Stock with Custom Mounts
Oil Tank: Two Bottom Fire Extinguishers Welded Together
Headlight: 5 ¾ Bates Style
Taillight: Model A Ford