Back a few years ago a good friend gave me this old road race frame. The frame maker was Colin Lyster, and the frame was designed to hold a Triumph engine. From internet lore Mr. Lyster was known for his frames and his pioneering work on disk brakes. This particular frame seems to have been design to hold a Triumph engine built by Ed LaBelle, running a set of Ceriani forks fitted with dual disk brakes and some type of rear disk brake setup. Though the rear brake stay mount is on the lower left side of my swingarm. There are a few pictures floating about of completed machines and even a video. This frame has the number '5' stamped on the head stock.
On to the most current day, a few weeks back I traded up a guitar for a Triumph T120R engine. with hopes to mating into the Lyster frame. A one step forward, maybe? The plan is to work on getting a set of forks/wheels/bits on and around this to make it streetable again. there has been some toying around with the thought of another type of engine. But this has the engine plates already there. As for the Ceriani dual disk... waaaaaaay out of the budget at this time. I do however have a 4LS kettle wheel and a set of roadholder forks. Time will tell, but it would be so cool to hear and feel this on the road. Its a really light frame.