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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:29 pm
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Not technically a road bike I know but....

I recently bought this rather rough c.1945/6 BSA 904 ACP from a guy who found it in a skip in Scotland. I had been looking for one for a while with no luck. BSA Airborne bikes are a bit of a passion of mine as my grandfather was a Royal Marines Commando in the Second World War. I so far had a 1st and 2nd pattern airborne and a Post War Danish version so an ACP was the last adult sized para bike I needed for my collection.
Unfortunately for me, I overpaid for the bike and then had to get it from Scotland to Kent by courier. I plan to leave the paintwork on the bike original for the time being as I don't have the funds to put into a full restoration. I have found some substitute parts and will be doing the usual service items, along with re-building both wheels.

The Second picture is after light clean and an oily rag over what's left of the paintwork. I have fitted the chainguard from a 1951 BSA ladies bike as it was the same colour and also an old BSA shifter cover I had in my spares box. I have the mudguards from the ladies bike too which I will fit as a temporary until some original guards can be found. When I have all the original Spec parts I will probably look at re-doing the paint and chrome.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:31 pm 
Retro Guru

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Sounds interesting - Any pictures?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/bsa-9 ... ost-953398


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