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Title: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on October 25, 2013, 08:10 PM
Following on from the V.D.C register.. would anyone object if I started one for  Trident(VDC made) ?

if not , i'll kick off...

983048.

(will get a pic up soon)

Aiders               783270
DY85262           783276
Dan Harris         983043
Hutchman          983048
Craig Heavens    983062
Mikku                983093
Aiders                983094

If i've missed any, shout and i'll add.


Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Andy68 on October 25, 2013, 11:02 PM
I'll join you tomorrow!! ;)
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on October 27, 2013, 07:14 AM
No objection from me!  :daumenhoch:

Mine's 983093, which Voris confirmed to be the 93rd bike made in Sep 1983. Hutchman, that would make yours the 48th that month. Voris also said that, "Frames were numbered as they came off the welding line. The next frame could have been a VDC or a Star or a National Pro. So the sequence doesn't tell you too much."
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: griff on October 27, 2013, 07:21 AM
Get some pics up  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Andy68 on October 27, 2013, 05:41 PM
68301...... Does that mean what I think it means?!!!!!  "wantit"   Voris emailed me last yr to confirm its identity, I'll try find it. He also said they slightly varied,  depending on what bits of tubing they had lying about or if there was a specific customer requirement.

They were built for Graham Merry (Hotwheels) for anyone who doesn't know.

Scuse the Doris.........

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii49/Paz68/4_zps804467a2.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Paz68/media/4_zps804467a2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on October 27, 2013, 05:45 PM
I reckon it does Andy !!    nice Doris!!
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on October 31, 2013, 01:18 PM
There are already a few pics of mine in the museum section but here's a couple more:-

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m572/Trident393/Trident%20BMX/DSC02095.jpg) (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Trident393/media/Trident%20BMX/DSC02095.jpg.html)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m572/Trident393/Trident%20BMX/DSC02090.jpg) (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Trident393/media/Trident%20BMX/DSC02090.jpg.html)

This is in complete survivor condition and hasn't been touched for about 8 years now. Will try to get round to doing something with it when I'm next back in :Great_Britain:  ;D
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on May 26, 2014, 12:39 PM
Anyone else?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: griff on May 26, 2014, 04:45 PM
This might be a short thread Dave  :teef:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on May 26, 2014, 05:20 PM
think your right there bud.. shows how rare they are !!
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on May 30, 2014, 07:18 AM
Another year and I've still done nothing with mine!  :idiot2:  I was originally planning on selling it but now I'm not so sure, given their rarity and that fact that it's only ever had one owner, namely me!! Plus it was and probably always will be the nearest I'll get to owning a Changa, and I do like the low-slung lines. In any case, my planned visit to the UK (& therefore MK) this summer has fallen through so the Trident is going to have to wait yet another year for some attention!!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 23, 2015, 05:11 PM
just been contacted by some one... he has the chance of getting hold of 983094 !!!
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: griff on February 23, 2015, 09:18 PM
just been contacted by some one... he has the chance of getting hold of 983094 !!!

Wasn't Rich Devilock was it Dave?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: steve69 on February 23, 2015, 09:34 PM
Don't forget to wipe that imposter off the list Dave  ;)


Elf's are a different list  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 24, 2015, 06:34 PM
just been contacted by some one... he has the chance of getting hold of 983094 !!!

Wasn't Rich Devilock was it Dave?


An Adrian Scott
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: southern andy on February 24, 2015, 08:09 PM
Dave,

Adrian is "Adiers" on here. The bike in question is on a F/B page. Looks nice. Would need a full de-chrome for show build as it's quite rusty.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 24, 2015, 08:26 PM
Dave,

Adrian is "Adiers" on here. The bike in question is on a F/B page. Looks nice. Would need a full de-chrome for show build as it's quite rusty.


cheers Andy... my memory's not so good lately... it was him i sold my Powerlite to.   What am i like ?  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on February 26, 2015, 05:31 AM
So that would be the next frame off the VDC welding line after mine. Almost twins!! :D

I don't do faceache so could someone post up some pics?? :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Adiers on April 10, 2015, 10:29 PM
Hi this is how I bought it
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/99D7CA8A-B345-46DD-B9C4-1987F03182EC_1.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/99D7CA8A-B345-46DD-B9C4-1987F03182EC_1.jpg.html)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/C68175FF-5E0F-4678-BAC4-8ADB6DC88A0D_1.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/C68175FF-5E0F-4678-BAC4-8ADB6DC88A0D_1.jpg.html)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B38EAD1F-0B36-4A5B-A52B-7BBCD0D0DB33.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B38EAD1F-0B36-4A5B-A52B-7BBCD0D0DB33.jpg.html)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/E3FED746-BAB4-4D07-8C0C-3C42832C5047.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/E3FED746-BAB4-4D07-8C0C-3C42832C5047.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on April 10, 2015, 10:36 PM
glad you got it !!   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on April 12, 2015, 04:53 AM
Great to see another one!! Time to update that list Dave!!  :daumenhoch:

What are your plans for it Aiders?

I'm definitely back in England this summer so am going to dig mine out of storage and hopefully give it the attention it deserves, with a possible appearance at MK15. Looking forward to it!!

Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Adiers on April 12, 2015, 06:22 AM
I'm going to re-chrome it but I need to find some one who will do the decals for me and yes a possible mk appearance for it
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on April 13, 2015, 02:13 AM
I'm going to re-chrome it but I need to find some one who will do the decals for me and yes a possible mk appearance for it

Excellent! Looking forward to seeing it brought back to its former glory! Have a word with Clint ("DY85262") about decals.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Frogger on April 17, 2015, 07:27 PM
I have had a couple of sets made.I think it mite have been hutchman that had a set off me I need to get another set made for myself so let me know if you want some.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on April 17, 2015, 08:10 PM
I have had a couple of sets made.I think it mite have been hutchman that had a set off me I need to get another set made for myself so let me know if you want some.

i did have a set.. yes  :daumenhoch:.. had script missing from the headtube decal though :-(  but excellent quality .
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on April 22, 2015, 08:05 AM
I might be interested in a set this summer :daumenhoch:

Hey Adiers, is the decal in this pic a Trident one? In any case, what does the writing say?

(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B38EAD1F-0B36-4A5B-A52B-7BBCD0D0DB33.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B38EAD1F-0B36-4A5B-A52B-7BBCD0D0DB33.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Adiers on April 22, 2015, 08:17 AM
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/adiers0/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/7D96DA60-CA2E-48C5-917A-1A719BD788F8.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/adiers0/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/7D96DA60-CA2E-48C5-917A-1A719BD788F8.jpg.html)
Says the same on head tube and seat tube[devastating power]
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on April 22, 2015, 11:06 AM
Cheers! I've never seen that one before. When I bought my frameset (from Hot Wheels) it was decal-less but I was given a set of decals which I put on myself. Mine therefore has the same black ones that are on your downtube and forks plus some different-looking red, white and grey ones. Here are a couple of pics which show the latter ones on the headtube, the seat post and chainstay.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m572/Trident393/Trident%20BMX/DSC02066.jpg) (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Trident393/media/Trident%20BMX/DSC02066.jpg.html)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m572/Trident393/Trident%20BMX/DSC02072.jpg) (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Trident393/media/Trident%20BMX/DSC02072.jpg.html)

I wonder if the red, white and grey ones were for a different model or just an earlier/later generation of decals? Interesting stuff! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: DY85262 on May 07, 2016, 04:55 PM
Mine is 783276. It's still my favourite. Still working on the second gen decals. How many years?  yawn
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on May 08, 2016, 01:37 AM
So mine has a mix of first and second generation decals. Dave has been in touch with Matt Farrow who said that they (Hot Wheels) wouldn't have sold them with both sets, so that means they must have been put on by some other muppet:- that would've been me then! :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on January 12, 2017, 01:19 PM
So did anyone on here pick up the one that just sold on the bay (for £382)??
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Avro on January 12, 2017, 02:14 PM
I saw that one too, very nice.
I think not taking the wheels and handlebars off, putting the thing in a box and booking Paisley freight for 20 quid cost the seller a lot and missed a much bigger market.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: boofy44 on January 12, 2017, 07:58 PM
Was watching it as well till I saw it was pick up only.the sellers laziness cost him a fair few pounds there.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on January 12, 2017, 08:59 PM
was a shame the axle  nut was in the way.... could have got another frame number for the thread  :(
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on January 12, 2017, 10:19 PM
was a shame the axle  nut was in the way.... could have got another frame number for the thread  :(

Was thinking the same! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: hybridized on February 17, 2017, 02:22 AM
Alright lads, thought you might be interested in finding out about the one on eBay number 43.
Planes trains and automobiles to get here to me in Ireland, but well worth the wait, to say I love it is an understatement..
Have it cleaned up she looks like new now,  it's my first time on here says I can't attach photos as they are too large??
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: deeman on February 17, 2017, 02:48 AM
Alright lads, thought you might be interested in finding out about the one on eBay number 43.
Planes trains and automobiles to get here to me in Ireland, but well worth the wait, to say I love it is an understatement..
Have it cleaned up she looks like new now,  it's my first time on here says I can't attach photos as they are too large??

use photobucket or a similar hosting account...copy and paste the IMG code here  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: DY85262 on February 17, 2017, 08:05 AM
Great to see the thread revived. A couple of noteworthy points, the text on gen one decals is " A DEVASTATING FORCE".

Also if you can keep your eyes off Andy 68's Doris you will note the second gen headstock decal applied with a first gen on the down tube. OK so that's not knew but to me it looks black. BITD I only knew of red or blue second gen decals. Please confirm.

There are definitely more out there as I knew three other mates that had them, would be interesting to know how many were made.

Time to update that register Dave.

Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on February 17, 2017, 12:29 PM
Alright lads, thought you might be interested in finding out about the one on eBay number 43.
Planes trains and automobiles to get here to me in Ireland, but well worth the wait, to say I love it is an understatement..
Have it cleaned up she looks like new now,  it's my first time on here says I can't attach photos as they are too large??

Definitely need to see some pics!! :daumenhoch:

There are definitely more out there as I knew three other mates that had them, would be interesting to know how many were made.

100, I thought mate.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: DY85262 on February 17, 2017, 12:38 PM
Hi Mikku, that rings a bell almost like it was an agreed volume / batch produced.

I wonder what the deal is with the mini I have? I never knew they made a mini. Anybody else ever come across a Trident mini?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 17, 2017, 02:35 PM
Alright lads, thought you might be interested in finding out about the one on eBay number 43.
Planes trains and automobiles to get here to me in Ireland, but well worth the wait, to say I love it is an understatement..
Have it cleaned up she looks like new now,  it's my first time on here says I can't attach photos as they are too large??

Definitely need to see some pics!! :daumenhoch:

There are definitely more out there as I knew three other mates that had them, would be interesting to know how many were made.

100, I thought mate.



that's what i thought too  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on April 22, 2019, 05:42 PM
Any new Trident appearances ?
 
 I've kind have lost track with this... are there any new finds ?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Frogger on April 22, 2019, 08:04 PM
I've still got mine
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on April 27, 2019, 07:12 PM
I've still got mine



Re read all through this thread... can't see a mention of your frame number... or am i being fick ?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on April 28, 2019, 05:59 AM
I've still got mine

Yeah, show us some pics!! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: DY85262 on December 14, 2019, 09:08 PM
Time to update that register Dave  :D
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: bodamus on February 03, 2020, 08:08 PM
I have one will add pictures in the next few days :)
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: bodamus on February 04, 2020, 03:28 PM
Here is mine
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 04, 2020, 05:02 PM
That's in lovely condition... ace pic  :daumenhoch:
  Just a bit mystified by the frame number... doesn't follow the rest.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: DY85262 on February 04, 2020, 06:28 PM
Sure does Dave it's six before mine  fistblump
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: bodamus on February 04, 2020, 06:57 PM
The chrome on the frame is overall pretty good there is some chrome loss on the inside of the fork legs though
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 04, 2020, 07:36 PM
Sure does Dave it's six before mine  fistblump


but every other one is 9830##


Clint has given me a bit of info which has settled my ocd down... thanks DY85262   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on February 04, 2020, 08:22 PM
On the subject of frame numbers.. anyone got any thoughts on production dates? ... maybe  July, August and September of 83 ?
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on March 03, 2020, 09:37 AM
Sorry Dave, for some unfathomable reason I missed this post! I think you're right with that. Voris confirmed that the 1st digit is the month, the 2nd and 3rd the year and the remainder the number of the frame made that month. So mine, yours and the others beginning with a 9 would have been made in Sept and I guess those beginning with a 7 would have been from July. I wonder if any were made in August or were they closed for the summer holidays? Or summer vacation, being the US of A!  ;)
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on August 11, 2020, 10:15 PM
983060 has appeared on ebay in Bristol, but the silly sausage is looking for ?2500.00  :2funny:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on August 24, 2020, 11:47 PM
983060 has appeared on ebay in Bristol, but the silly sausage is looking for ?2500.00  :2funny:

:idiot2: ^^^  :idiot2:

Here are some updated pics from somewhere closer to home! Explanation to follow...
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on August 24, 2020, 11:55 PM
Thanks for putting these up bud  fistblump ... it's about the best i can get it to now to be Bi-Weekley spec , apart from getting a nasty ding on the l/h side of the down tube sorted, then the remainder of the decals can go on.
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on August 24, 2020, 11:57 PM
And Mick's Trident behind mine  :smitten:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: Mikku on August 25, 2020, 12:12 AM
And Mick's Trident behind mine  :smitten:

That's the money shot! Must be at least 5 grand's worth of chromoly goodness right there! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Trident register
Post by: HUTCHMAN on August 25, 2020, 12:18 AM
And you probably noticed i;ve got the maneki neko in the back ground  :daumenhoch:
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