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Cycles Ltd.
(Birmingham Small Arms)

8 Armoury Road, Birmingham,

   This famous maker is remembered by many as a weapons and motorcycle manufacturer. In the 1930's through 1950's however, the BSA bicycles and components were well respected. Indeed most 6 day racers for many years used the BSA cranks, pedals and fittings.

   BSA roadster and sport bikes were popular. As with so many marques, they were absorbed by Raleigh and eventually the name was retired...

Updated 1.10.2010
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1938 models
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1938 sport model
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1953  "Gold Vase" with
interesting changes

in 1 year !
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BSA 3 Speed Hub
made by Sturmey Archer
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1962 model "Golden 50"


Brake Calipers
From a BSA built SUNBEAM and were operated by rods  From eBay auction by seller "wispagifts"

1938 Gold vase bicycle
pictures courtesy Peter Paine


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1952 Cycling Magazine
cover featuring
"Gold Vase" model!

1950s catalog, illustrating the Golden Clubman model

1950s catalog, featuring the Tour of Britain model

1960s "Golden Century" model



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