Re: [CR]Antique "BSA" track bike w/ fast-back seat cluster

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:00:04 -0500
From: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Antique "BSA" track bike w/ fast-back seat cluster
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Brandon wrote:
> There was mention made recently (sorry, don't recall the thread) about
> fast-back seat stays.
>
> I came across this on eBay ...check out the seat cluster. Early
> 1900's?Quite a bit prior to the 1950's, at least, or so I'd hazard.
>
> Look close at the pix of the chain stays, and how chainring
> clearance was
> achieved ...it appears four tubes (two shorties at the bb end, and two
> longies at the dropouts end) with a casting (which resembles a
> fork crown to
> me; wish I could see this better) or plate (or something)
> connecting member
> ...and do note the tire clearance, too. *Quite* interesting.
>
> antique bicycle Item # 2163480737
> <"
> target="l">http://ebay.com/<blah> ViewItem&item=2163480737>
> A five bolt chainring attachment 1" pitch crankset, too.

Eventhough the photos are not the best, my personal guess is that this is from the 30's. Quite an interesting bike indeed. Too bad that it isn't rideable with the broken rims.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ