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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Hi,

I have a B.S.A. Bicycle (Birmingham Small Arms), and I don´t know anything about it. Many of the B.S.A. was produced in the late 1920´s, so I have read. But how popular is it, and how high are prices?

Thank you for your answer.

/JL


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:16 am 
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I'm pretty sure it's postwar:
1 Seatstays are brazed not bolted to seatpost
2 Plastic rear light
3 Vinyl topped saddle
4 Sturmey gear lever is a trigger on the bars (squinting at the picture!)

I'd guess it's 1960s. A frame number will confirm. It should clean up nicely, and with a Brooks saddle and grips would really look the part.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:46 am 
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IF it's a Sturmey Archer hub gear and IF it's original to the bike that then should give the year and month on the shell!

Value? If it is '60s - and I agree with hamster - then maybe 50-75 quid??


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:47 am 
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IF it's a Sturmey Archer hub gear and IF it's original to the bike that then should give the year and month on the shell!

Value? If it is '60s - and I agree with hamster - then maybe 50-75 quid??


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Thank you very much for your answers :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:56 pm 
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More pictures - I don´t know your age, but anyone who can remember B.S.A´s from parents or grandparents? I´m just thinking, if it´s a mass produced bicycle easily seen in the streets?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:03 pm 
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"if it´s a mass produced bicycle easily seen in the streets? "

Well, yes....not as many as Raleigh, but same mass ride to work market. Just that most went to the tip many years ago! Actually, I rather suspect that Raleigh owned the BSA (bicycle) brand post-war.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:02 pm 
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oldave wrote:
"if it´s a mass produced bicycle easily seen in the streets? "

Well, yes....not as many as Raleigh, but same mass ride to work market. Just that most went to the tip many years ago! Actually, I rather suspect that Raleigh owned the BSA (bicycle) brand post-war.


They did and a lot of the 'sports' bikes were duplicated in both the BSA and Raleigh ranges.


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 Post subject: Re: old BSA bicycle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:42 am 
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Hi I have just bought an BSA bicycle to restore for my wife and wondered if anyone can help date it? Or can give me any more information and where to find a frame number if there is one, it has Sturney Archer 3 speed gears, it's a dark green and can just make out that there was originally 2 fine gold pin stripes, and looks to have Starlight in gold but again very worn and on the rear mudguard just about the rear reflector another bsa transfer which also has Bosworth Carvele, any info appreciated please message if you want any other info or photos thanks Martin


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:45 am 
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Clean up the rear hub for the Sturmey date code.


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