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Postby +V+S+ » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:55 am

i would love to purchase a BSA bike from a by-gone era
something like this beauty
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0275857037

but i am happy to restore it myself, as that is out of my budget that one.
if you have a old BSA or similar bicycle that you wish to get rid of, i am your man
thanks
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Postby silverlight » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:17 pm

where are you located?
I have one im thinking of selling.
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Postby +V+S+ » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:38 pm

im in melbourne

btw i have never ridden one are they nice to ride? i really enjoy the aesthetics of them, but yeah if you are thinking of selling one and you would like to discuss it further that would be nice
thanks
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Postby silverlight » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:44 pm

hi, im located in adelaide, they are nice sturdy bike and ride well.
the one i have is all complete. Ill have to locate it to see the condition but from memory its all original with 3spd sturmey archer.
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Postby +V+S+ » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:32 am

i am new to understanding bike terminology but what is a sturmey archer?
freight form adelaide shouldnt be too much i wouldnt think
if you are interested please let me know what you are lookign for etc
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Postby silverlight » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:10 pm

i think postage will be approx $80-90 but i can check if you like.. sturmey archer is the gearing make, it was popular at the time and bullet proof as ive never had or heard it break down, Ill get some picts of the bike and see what you think, should have them by weekend
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Postby treborfifty8 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:38 pm

[quote="silverlight"]i think postage will be approx $80-90 but i can check if you like.. sturmey archer is the gearing make, it was popular at the time and bullet proof as ive never had or heard it break down, Ill get some picts of the bike and see what you think, should have them by weekend[/quotehttp://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?p=112785#112785]is this the bike you have ??
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Postby +V+S+ » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:40 pm

ok sounds great thank you look forward to the pics
:D
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Bsa

Postby treborfifty8 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:10 pm

Hi Igot a surprise the other day i was searching BSA on web and found this site https://www.ticyclesindia.com/productfe ... asp?pid=67
seems Bsa is still alive
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BSA

Postby treborfifty8 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:14 pm

Re riding a BSA i expect it would be like a raleigh 3 speed ok on moderate hills and great on the flat if you climb lots of hills you may need to change the drive sprocket
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Postby +V+S+ » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:34 pm

cool thanks for that about the riding, luckily they its pretty flat around here
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Postby +V+S+ » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:46 pm

silverlight did you get a chance to get a photo over the weekend?
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:39 am

+V+S+ wrote:i am new to understanding bike terminology but what is a sturmey archer?
Sturmey Archer was a company that specialised in a form of gears for bicycles that were all located inside the rear hub. These were refered to, understandably as 'hub gears' & were very widely used even up into the 60's.
They were good & reliable & sturdy units & by the 1930's they offered a vast aray of cycle components.

Like most of the surviving British cycle industry they seem to have been sucked into the vortex that led to the black hole that came tp be known as Ralleigh TI [for Tube Industries]

In the end most British bicycles were Ralleigh's with different stickers, different paint & different advertising bu11$h1t.

When one mentions that a cycle is fitted with with a Sturmey Archer, or simply a 'Sturmey' they generally mean that it has a three speed, wide ratio hub gear as this was far & away the most common model, but medium ratio & close ratio models were made along with various 4 speed models as well.

The lack of gears [greater than 5] the internal drag, the complexity [compared to derailleurs] & the cost pretty much killed off the 3 & 4 speed hub gear, but in many applications, they are still just the ticket.
Carbine & SJH cycles, & Quicksilver BMX
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Postby +V+S+ » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:56 am

thanks for that its interesting, i got a malvern star family star bike and it has 3 speed hub gears i really like that, and i think i actually prefer this style of gearing. you can probably get more out of a derailed but for what i need i like the hub. i grew up with bikes that were either single speed or derailed so it is a bit of a novelty for me to have hubs
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:07 pm

They are well suited to the roadster type of bike with it's upright seating position & more lazy riding style, & are quite easy & pleasant to use, but serious racing cyclists abandonded them in droves once Campagnolo invented the Gran Sport derailleur & 10 speed gears became much more widely used
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Postby +V+S+ » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:59 am

yeah i am not interested in racing so i think the 3 speed hub suits me to a tee. :D
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