The BSA "Prima" SOLD


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The BSA “Prima”

Regular readers of this forum will have seen my rebuild thread for this bike. Here's a link if you want to take another look - and see many more pictures:


You'll see that it is a little too big for me, sadly. So I have decided to sell it to somebody who it fits – and will get some enjoyment from riding it.

It has been rebuilt from the ground up and is complete with all period correct fittings, all in all a stunning recreation of this rare BSA model.

Frame number is W S 0 00246 which means it was built by Raleigh in their renowned Worksop facility in December 1980.

Frame : Reynolds 531 butted main tubes and forks. Professionally refinished in the original plain red (RAL3020) with new bespoke decals. Includes a bottle of touch-up paint.

Size: 57cm or 22 ½ inches

Headset: Unbranded – likely Raleigh original, fitted with new bearings
Stem: Cinelli 1A
Handlebars: SR “Road Champion”
Bar Tape: Cloth, black, double layer for comfort

Brakes: Weinmann Type 500 side pull with NOS Weinmann quick release “drilled” levers. Hoods Weinmann

Gear levers: Suntour “Power” with ratchet action on downstroke, on a Raleigh branded clamp
Front Derailleur: Suntour “Compe-V on a Raleigh branded clamp
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Vx

Cables: All new stainless steel cables and new outers

Cranks: SR Apex 170mm
Chainrings: SR Apex twin 52/42 - both removable and fitted with the removable outer chainguard
Chain: Shimano IG51 6/7/8 (new)
Bottom Bracket: New, sealed Shimano BB UN54
Pedals: SR SF11 platform with Christophe toeclips and new Christophe straps
Freewheel: Sachs 7 speed 14-20. Gearing range 57 – 81 & 70 - 100

Rims: Weinmann 36h (Belgium make) alloy clinchers
Hubs: Maillard Normandy small flange quick release “Luxe Competition” red label
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Classic 700x25 - new
Spokes: Mainly double butted rustless with one or two replacements. The wheels are taut, straight and true

Saddle: Brooks B17 “Champion Standard”
Seatpost: SR fluted 27.2mm
Seat Bolt: Raleigh standard with nut

Bike Weight : 10.4 Kg or 23 lbs

Price: £400

Now advertised elsewhere.


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