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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Hi Pete,

You can get 1/4" press in oiler cups from RDGtools.co.uk for £1.55. They are deep in the catalogue under "Grease Cups, Oilers... / Everything Else Lubrication", or try 'veloheaven' on ebay.

My spokes were 296mm for the front wheel, and 302mm & 304mm for the rear wheel. Talk to Mick Madgett (madgettscycles@aol.com). He has the proper 15/17 gauge butted spokes in stainless steel, a bit pricey but I don't regret buying them. They are much more elegant than modern spokes.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Thanks Bruce, I got the oiler cap from veloheaven as i could not find it on the other site! also my rear spokes are exactly the same dimensions, but the front are all 290 mm - strange as we have the same BSA Continental de Luxe hubs??

Just got my chain set and forks back, they look much better now!

Now need to get the frame re-sprayed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:31 pm 
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Hi All,

what was the original colour of the red and white frame paint?? respraying this week. Thought it should be flamboyant red and white??
thanks in advance
Pete


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:55 pm 
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FINALY got my bsa tour of britain sport on the road .my dad had it for years then left it out in the rain . so after a paint and some swearing. its now rideable


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:06 pm 
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Wow that looks really nice.
You have done a great job and the colours suite it perfectly.
Where is the gate with the BSA on it?

Jamie


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:33 am 
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It in Southampton near the docks it whose a machine tool manifacture that whose .it now trades under bsa regale .


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:54 am 
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[img][img][/img][/img]Hi All
I have finally finished my restoration of my 1954 BSA ToB and really happy how it has turned out. All i have not been able to get are the cable clips of the rear gear cable ( cable clips at present) and have not put on the white Bluemels mudguards. but i did get a pair NOS which are in great condition. Also got NoS handlebar tape which i think is the correct colour? Many thanks to Bruce for all your help and PM's to get me here!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:08 am 
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Looks amazing much more original than mine .the clips for the gear cable are hard to find there two sizes one larger one fwd on the chainstay and a smaller one near the derailleur.


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 Post subject: Re: mud guard screws
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Can anyone please tell me the screw thread on the frame and front forks for fixing the mudguards. It must be imperial I guess but what one? Thanks in advance


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