Triumph Bantam Cub Suppliers

Suppliers used to rebuild a Bantam Cub

Below is a list of suppliers that I used when I was restoring my 1967 Bantam Cub.

I have no affiliation or association with any of these suppliers. The list is provided to help others who are restoring Bantam Cubs, Tiger Cubs or indeed any other old British bike. Any comments reflect my own personal experiences - I cannot be held responsible if you have a different experience!

General Triumph & BSA Parts
Carburettor
Electrical
Exhaust

Finishing - Paint, Powder Coating & Chrome
Fuel Additives
Handlebar Controls

Number Plates
Stainless Fasteners
Tyres

Photo of Cub high gear fitted with new bush.

General Triumph & BSA Parts

Greystone Enterprises
Kent
UK: 01227 861100
International: 0044 1227 861100

New and used parts for all models of Triumph Tiger Cub.

Adrian and Derek are very knowledgable about all aspects of Tiger Cubs. Very helpful and can usually source most parts, even some of the less common components.

Hawkshaw Motorcycles Ltd
Liverpool
UK: 0151 931 4488
International: 0044 151 931 4488

A wide range of spares for many common British bikes including Triumphs and BSAs.

Jim and Chris Hawkshaw are very helpful. Jim in particular has a lot of historical knowledge.

TMS Motorcycles
Nottinghamshire
UK: 0115 950 3447
International: 0044 115 950 3447

General supplier of British spares.

A good range of common components for many British bikes including including Cubs and Bantams.

Burton Bike Bits
Leicestershire
UK: 01530 564362
International: 0044 1530 564362

General supplier of British spares.

A very wide range of parts for most British bikes.

Bournemouth Bantams
Dorset
UK: 01202 516438
International: 0044 1202 516438

New and used parts for all models of BSA Bantam.

Kevin is very helpful and knowledgable about Bantams. Good source of cycle parts for Bantam Cubs (Bantam D7) and Super Cubs (Bantam D10).

AMC Classic Spares
Hertfordshire
UK: 01462 811770
International: 0044 1462 811770

General supplier of British spares.

Despite their name, they do stock some Triumph and BSA parts in addition to their wide range for AJS and Matchless.

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Carburettor

The Amal Carburettor Company
Wiltshire
UK: 01722 412500
International: 0044 1722 412500

Original parts for Amal 375 carburettors.

Amal, along with SU, are now owned by Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd in the UK. Parts are available from their website or through many dealers and agents.

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Electrical

Auto Electric Supplies Ltd
Worcestershire
UK: 01584 819552
International: 0044 1584 819552

6v and 12v bulbs, coloured wire, connectors, sleeving, etc.

A great website for new, original-style electrical components for vintage bikes and cars.

Paul Goff
Buckinghamshire
UK: 01494 868218
International: 0044 1494 868218

6v and 12v halogen headlight bulbs.

The only supplier I have found for 6 volt halogen bulbs which really do make a big difference at night. Great customer service too!

TMS Motorcycles
Nottinghamshire
UK: 0115 950 3447
International: 0044 115 950 3447

General supplier of British spares.

A good range of common electrical components for many British bikes including including Cubs and Bantams.

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Exhaust

Armour Motor Products
East Sussex
UK: 01202 519409
International: 0044 1202 519409

Exhausts and silencers

Reproduction pipes and components for a wide range of British bikes. At the time, they were the only supplier I found that could provide the T20B downpipe and silencer. (Different from the standard T20 Cubs - see 'Rebuilding' page.)

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Finishing - Paint, Powder Coating & Chrome

ESP Powder Coating Ltd
Glasgow
UK: 0141 336 3800
International: 0044 141 336 3800

Sand blasting and powder coating.

Trevor builds bikes himself. This means he understands the components and that makes communication a lot easier.

Ian Anderson - Powa Paints
Station Road
Strathaven
Lanarkshire
ML10 6BE
UK: 01357 521079
International: 0044 1357 521079

Custom spray painting and accident repairs for new and old bikes.

Ian specialises in motorbike paintwork. His work is to a very high standard and he has won awards for some of his custom paint jobs.

(No website.)

RS Motorbike Paint
Yorkshire
UK: 0115 950 3447
International: 0044 115 950 3447

Supplier of colour matched period bike paints.

RS provide modern two-pack paint matched to original T20B colours. Nutley Blue (aka Pacific Blue or Perrivale Blue/Perivale Blue) and Alaskan White for the Bantam Cub and Firecracker Red (aka Bushfire Red) for the Super Cub.
See Paintwork section of 'Rebuilding' page for colour schemes.

Prestige Electroplating
Unit 6, Cliff Street Ind. Estate
Mexborough
South Yorkshire
S64 9HU
UK: 01709 577004
International: 0044 1709 577004

Chrome plating

Prestige is a traditional business and works to very high standards. Not the quickest, but very good quality.

(No website.)

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Fuel Additives

Auto Spares & Accessories
eBay Shop

Suppliers of Millers VSP petrol additive.

Modern unleaded fuel can damage the valve seats on old engines. To prevent this you can either machine out the old seats and replace them, or use a fuel additive such as VSP. (There are others on the market as well.)

Buddies Motor Spares
eBay shop

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Handlebar Controls

Draganfly Motorcycles
Suffolk
01986 894798
International: 0044 1986 894798

Ariel specialist supplying second-hand Amal levers and twist-grips.

Unlike other Cubs, the Bantam Cubs and Super Cubs used Amal's combined brake-lever and twsit-grip assembly. These are now quite rare parts. However, very similar components were used on some Ariel Arrows and Leaders so Ariel specialists can be a good source. Draganfly quite often have the main assemblies in stock while Silent make replacement stainless nuts and screws.
See the 'Rebuilding page for more details.

Silent Stainless Ltd
Leicestershire
UK: 01530 458 813
International: 0044 1530 458 813

Ariel specialist manufacturing new stainless steel fasteners for Amal levers and twist-grips.

Greystone Enterprises
Kent
UK: 01227 861100
International: 0044 1227 861100

New and used parts for all models of Triumph Tiger Cub.

It's worth checking with Greystones as well as they sometimes have the combined lever and twistgrip assemblies.

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Number Plates

Tippers Vintage Plates
Essex
UK: 01702 549830
International: 0044 1702 549830

Manufacturers of all pre-1972 types of number plates.

Good quality and quick delivery.

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Stainless Fasteners

Stig's Stainless Fasteners
County Durham
UK: 01325 364767
International: 0044 1325 364767

BSW, BSF, BSCy and BA stainless steel fasteners, nuts, bolts, screws, washers, etc.

One of the best online shops I've ever used. Quick delivery and very reliable. Can supply a stainless steel version of almost every screw, nut, bolt and washer used on a Tiger Cub.

Acme Stainless Ltd
Lincolnshire
UK: 01526 861991
International: 0044 1526 861991

Manufacturer of stainless components for Tiger Cubs.

A small company that provides good quality stainless replacements for many parts including cylinder head nuts, wheel nuts, cotter pins, etc.

Silent Stainless Ltd
Leicestershire
UK: 01530 458 813
International: 0044 1530 458 813

Ariel specialist manufacturing new stainless steel fasteners for Amal levers and twist-grips.

See 'Handlebar Controls' section above.

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Tyres

Vintage Tyre Supplies Ltd
Hampshire
UK: 01590 612261
International: 0044 1590 612261

Tyres and tubes to fit vintage bikes and cars.

A reasonable range and quick delivery.

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