thanks bud. My plans with it are, at the moment, to get it up and working whilst still wearing all its patina (rust). The problem is, I will have to undertake some conservation work as although not rotten the frame is quite degraded, and just looks neglected! I want to preserve her history, whilst also making her suitable to be used. I have considered getting her up and running, then strip her down again and send the frame away to be powder coasted which is a possibility. I did think of mods, but i think I'll just leave the mods limited to the old triumph pipes. These bikes do look pretty good as a cafe racer, but I like the original look and there are plenty of cafe racers about. I think she end up as a rough around the edges original. Besides she's small enough as it is for me without lowering the bars!