Younger builders often get criticized for trying out different ways of customizing bikes—whether it’s pushing the design envelope or making unconventional tire choices.
But we know firsthand that many of these guys have a keen appreciation for the old as well as the new. Young Guns’ Nik Heer is one of those young whippersnappers with a foot in the past, because pride of place in his garage near Lake Zürich is this extremely authentic 1971 Triumph Trackmaster.
It’s a piece of pure flat track gold. “It was originally built by Les Edwards of Cycle Imports in San Jose, CA,” Nik reveals, “but my uncle and I bought it from Big D Cycle in Texas.”
“It was raced by Dave Hansen, and also ridden by Jimmy Odom in the movie On Any Sunday.…