BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

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BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby healey100 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:42 pm

Hi all,

Here's a paratrooper I found recently in Adelaide . Quite a find and I think this warrants a thread on its own. From what I know, paintwork is not original, nor are the rims, pedals and seat. Tommy bar on the head stem is broken but the rest is just great.

Any paratrooper enthusiasts out there?

.... now considering selling my Malvern 5 star frame, its over at member to member bike sales

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby landyacht » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:38 pm

wow!!!!!! it looks like you could ride it straight away :D

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby savvas » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:26 pm

Looks like 1 of the 3 I sold from Mike Doube's collection. Interesting bike. Have you managed to lift it yet? ;-)
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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:02 pm

savvas wrote:Looks like 1 of the 3 I sold from Mike Doube's collection.
Savvas

didn't you recognise the Malvern Star that also came from Mike Doube's collection?

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby healey100 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:53 pm

savvas wrote:Looks like 1 of the 3 I sold from Mike Doube's collection. Interesting bike. ;-)
Savvas



Hi Savvas
You? sold this here in Adelaide? When did that happen?

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:08 pm

That looks a great buy. Always wanted one of those, I missed my chance back in the 70's when they were fairly common in the army surplus stores in London. I did build a copy for someone (without the folding bits they are pretty basic) long long ago which ended up being used in some movies apparently. However a REAL one is the goods...

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Rob74 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:14 pm

Photos of Another one that sold

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby BaldPatch » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:42 pm

Thats a very unique bike.

Maybe Mr Abbott will be able to afford to give the soldiers a decent pay rise by parking motorised transport and bringing back pedal power... :)
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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby healey100 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:52 pm

Hi, Ive raised this old post of mine from the dead to give you all an update.
After being laid up since Nov 2014, I decided to restore this old thing. Given its house paint paintjob I guessed it wont be "its only original once"
As much as I hate repainting bicycles, its now got the correct Olive Drab Green and I fitted a cyclemotor just for a bit of fun.
Its about 95% done, just need the grips and few bits ,tweak a few things and then hopefully the motor kicks over. Ive also dated it from the serial number, made in 1943.

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby healey100 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:18 pm

Tried to edit the above post but wont let me so apologies for bumping it up.
Motor started and ran well.
Also, the bike will be on display this Anzac Day just after the service at the RSL club Mitcham, Belair Road here in Adelaide for anyone who wants to come along for breakfast. All welcome.

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Typhoon Ken » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:35 am

It looks like a cracker, great work.

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Ralph Waler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:23 am

Picked up a para Airborne bicycle up at a farm clearing sale on the weekend

Not sure how to submit photos, but I am looking for a few missing parts.

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:30 am

Ralph Waler wrote:Picked up a para Airborne bicycle up at a farm clearing sale on the weekend

Not sure how to submit photos, but I am looking for a few missing parts.
Nice find, look forward to seeing it.

How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Ralph Waler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:05 pm

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Hope this worked.

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Re: BSA Paratrooper WW2 Airborne

Postby Ralph Waler » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:44 pm

Can't get pictures to post.

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