“If Jesus rides a Harley, the Devil rides a Triumph” that was the first quote I had heard about this bike and let me tell ya; it holds right through every aspect of Jeremy Schaub’s ‘73 Red Army Red T140V. Low, loud, and unforgiving to any number of people who have doubted just how quick a 750 really is. Believe me; I learned the hard way.
If you ever get the chance to check out the bike in person or cross paths with Jeremy, take a second to chat with him. He is easily one of the nicest guys you’ll meet wherever you’re at. Thanks again to Lisa and the team at ChopCult for supporting the cause, and showcasing these excellent machines. Jeremy, as always brother, thanks for the support and patience through a couple of dead batteries, a half-functioning camera, and a couple of decent rain storms. -Austen
Owner name, location: Jeremy Schaub, Norfolk, VA
Bike built by The Factory Metal Works
Bike name: Red Army Red
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1973 Triumph T140V, 750, 5-speed
Frame: Custom hardtail from TFMW
Fork: Custom springer
Chassis mods: All custom
Tire/wheel size and style: 21” spokes front and 16” spokes rear
Favorite thing about this bike: Everyone loves the parcel rack, and it is a really nice detail. But my favorite thing about this bike is the road wear. She was originally built as a show bike, but she is just so much fun to ride. It's a good thing, too, because everything that could break or fall apart has done so. She has broken down almost every time I've ridden her, and so I cherish every chance I have to lay down miles. Eventually, I'll tear her down to parade rest and build a roadworthy bike out of the parts.
Next modification will be: More road wear! The further it gets from its show-bike roots the more I like her.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc.: Anvil Customs hand-tooled leather seat.
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: I bought this bike to commemorate the release of my wife's third book by the same name "Red Army Red." The words in the pinstriping are all from her book.
Thanks to Austen Gant for taking another round of killer shots. -Jeremy
Article and photos by Austen Gant / @gantman / @intheweedes757