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 Post subject: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Ok, purists, bike snobs, guys with a lack of humor press the back button now....


Still here? Excellent well the West Mids is doing a scrapheap challenge with a £25 maximum spend, so naturally I scoured eBay at 1am and bought an activator for £13.49 but no, that was just too predictable and it weighs the same as my Land Rover.

So a new plan emerged involving a BSA 20 shopping bike and here she is, all for £4.80. And yes this will be doing a lap of the trails in the Forrest of Dean. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:37 pm 
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That's the Beeza version of the Raleigh 20. You've inadvertently bough a cult bike to modify.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Somebody must have some 20" nobblies they could donate? Are bmx 20"?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260900185301? ... 1438.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
That's the Beeza version of the Raleigh 20. You've inadvertently bough a cult bike to modify.


wow your right, there's an entire website and forum http://raleightwenty.webs.com/


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Nice find, looks like a monocoque frame, riser bars, and a chain guide too! :)

£4.80? seriously! that's a bargain.

Have you got any plans to modify it? maybe make a '62'er? (26" front, 20" rear, and fit some suspension forks) make it into an Easy Rider style chopper?


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:16 pm 
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It would be a shame not to restore that. It has character. Make sure you don't wreck it in that challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
It would be a shame not to restore that. It has character. Make sure you don't wreck it in that challenge.


I'll try not to.

jimo746 wrote:
Nice find, looks like a monocoque frame, riser bars, and a chain guide too! :)

Have you got any plans to modify it? maybe make a '62'er? (26" front, 20" rear, and fit some suspension forks) make it into an Easy Rider style chopper?



Plan is to go for nobbly tyres, remove the mudguards for clearance and see about a much longer seatpost, other than that maybe some new brake pads and a clean.

If nobblies don't fit then just a clean and brake pads and hope 30 year old town tyres survive the FOD.

Picking it up tomorrow afternoon, might have to try it out in the local woods, should be good.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:56 pm 
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20x1.75 BMX type tyres won't work on there as the wheels are 20x1 3/8 old stylee :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:03 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
20x1.75 BMX type tyres won't work on there as the wheels are 20x1 3/8 old stylee :wink:


This is my concern but apparently there are two rim sizes, one allows modern BMX tyres the other doesn't, so we shall see...


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 Post subject: Re: BSA retro
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:45 am 
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My dad had an E-type in that colour. That was the first thing to be changed. But paint all the ancillaries in Camo green. It could be like a camouflage bike :)


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