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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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