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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:35 am
Posts: 58
Location: New Zealand

Picked up an interesting old 28" framed bike today in New Zealand.

Bit rusty but rideable but for the flat back had rotted through.

It has been a black bike but now painted red and white.

Has the old classic front frame with bolt on rear forks.
Seat was a blue chopper bannana metalflake gel attached to a tall sissy bar [ chopper]obv not original.
Had ape hangers ( :

Hubs are convered to hub brake on the front.Still works a treat.
Rear has those large pre/post war BSA black sports brakes on the back that clamp the edge of the rim and not the inner circumference.
Flat sq profile australasian guards. Big bulky things.

3 speed sturmey archer has been added to the rear. Cable slave wheel under seat on the frame RHS.

Webbing on the chainwheel has 5 x A's incorporated into a pentagon. Headlight bracket has a large capital A in it.

Frame top tube slopes down or looks like it does when you veiw it.

Have not looked for a frame number yet as the red paint is rough.

Any ideas?

There were many brands made in Aussy and UK beginning with A.

I would say it is 1940s?

Iwill try to get a pic posted shortly...

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