BSA Special Road Racer 1920s
- Manufacturer: BSA
- Size: 55 cm
Today you will find a number of companies which try to revive the elegant lines and classy looks of 1920s and 1930s racing bikes - Pashley might be the most famous of those retro-brands. And it is no real surprise taking in consideration how beautiful such bikes were.
Just take some looks at our stately B.S.A. Special Road Racer from the 1920s!
The brilliantly formed tubes are connected to a slack-angled, long frame of distinct beauty.
Most parts are still original, including the B.S.A. crankset.
Birmingham Small Arms was a company well known for weaponry and later for motorcycles. But when they started to produce bicycles, they were up there with the other famous high quality rides of its time. In fact, their chainsets would become a favourite with many 6-day racers!
On the technical side, our Special Road Racer is a minimalistic bike. It comes with the then typical single rear brake and a singlespeed freewheel.
Cycling fast on such a machine means nothing else than just pedalling stronger and breaking less.
This stylish racer is typical 1920s cycling hardware and would make for a great display piece.»See Details
- Condition: Used. The bike is in working condition. The frame has no cracks, no major dents and is not bent. Paintwork is mostly gone. All parts have been checked for general functionality and are working.
- Era: 1920s
|Frame & Fork||BSA Steel frame and fork|
|Crankset||BSA; 177.5mm; 44t|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA Adjusting Brackets|
|Stem||Nickel plated steel; 60mm|
|Stem Bar||Nickel plated steel; 42cm|
|Brakes||Rear brake, type Bowden|
|Brake Levers||racing style|
|Tires||Michelin 700c clincher|
|Handlebar Tape||cotton cloth|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 55 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 58 cm
- Head Tube: 13 cm
- Standover: 80 cm