Hi there , I have a 1950 ex RAF Triumph TRW , some of you will know it is a 500 twin side valve . I bought the bike about 10 years ago not because I have a particular interest in WD bikes but because it has a rigid frame and to enter the Arbuthnot Trial a rigid frame was needed . It was entered in the colonial class . I completed the trial and used the bike locally and took it to various Traction Rally shows .
I bought it off a friend who passed some history onto me verbally , it turns out it did its bit for King and Country at RAF Aquatari in Cyprus . It was demobbed in 1960 , it looks like it had dark blue paint applied roughly , hiding all the RAF markings , it must have had some new wheel rims because they are in such good condition and they are chrome , I suspect they might have been painted originally . It has the canvas panniers but again I don't think they are original because of their condition , I will post some pictures in due course . The question is do I keep it with the 56 years of patina or restore it just so it looks like a new bike ? TBH I'm leaning towards just preserving it , keeping it in running condition and enjoying it , what do you think ?