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 Post subject: BSA Shopper circa 1980's
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My dads old bike, kept in a shed for many years, as to be expected lots of surface rust. Originally looked like http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180415693079&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT#ht_500wt_1182

Jobs done

Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub serviced - £50
Sturmey Archer cable, old new stock - ebay £15
New Tyres + tubes - £25
Frame sandblast + cream powered coat - £60
Re-chrome all silverwork - £80
Leather Seat - €27 from Holland
Saddlebag - €5 from same shop in Holland, included leather grease, tools
New Sturmey Arcjher gear leaver - €9.99 in Halfords Holland
set and puncture repair kit
Folding Pedals - £20 ebay
New brake set + cables- £30 all in, ebay
Bearings - £8 Halfords UK including BB + handlebars
Painted burgundy bits myself - £21 Peugeot spary paint + primer

Jobs to do

Girlfirend is painting a new cast BSA badge for the front.
Replace pedals with metal chromey jobs
Decal saying 'Fred', my dads name ;)

Best bit my dad hasnt seen the bike for months, might be his birthday present for December


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 Post subject: And Next
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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And for my next project?!? Loved fixing the old bike up...


a) Love the idea of a Pashley Guv'nor, maybe outright buy one myself or go for the look with old frame etc.

b) Electric vintage bike look...not sure


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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OMG, everyone hates it ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:10 pm 
Geoff Capes

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Location: liverpool
turned out great, looks brand new :D

would like something like that myself, be great for running round locally


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Nice one, you Da' will love it 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Not quite sure he's actually gonna get it now, no doubt he'll just stick it in the shed and let it rust again although he has a folder i bought in holland and uses that most days


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:06 am 
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good job mate 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:22 am 
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Looks good, but 50 quid for an AW hub overhaul. Jeez, I used to charge a tenner :-(

Andy


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:shock: That is soooooooooooooooo good. Great job :D 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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fatfixie wrote:
Looks good, but 50 quid for an AW hub overhaul. Jeez, I used to charge a tenner :-(

Andy


Tell me about it, loved doing it up, kind of worked out that i should be spending the money on tools rather than getting someone else to do it.

Oh well, on to the next project...

Added some new pedals and will slap on a new bsa badge soon...photos to come


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