Re: [CR]did BSA just make bikes or frame parts too?

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:33:37 -0500
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]did BSA just make bikes or frame parts too?
To: Steve Birmingham <>,
References: <044a01c4d89c$0dc3a580$6401a8c0@steve>

Others will know better but I thinkthat BSA made just about everything for their won bikes. As to selling frame components, I know not.

Another extremely vertically integrated bike manufacturer was Favorit of Czechoslovakia (sp?). They made EVERYTHING as far as I could tell. Tires, saddles, chains, freewheels, you name it. Some factory that must have been.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Birmingham
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: [CR]did BSA just make bikes or frame parts too?

> I was looking at some of the parts on the 30's track bike I bought this
> summer,
> and on the fork crown I noticed some marks I'd missed earlier. It has a BSA
> logo
> on the side away from the serial number. So have I found the identity of the
> maker, or did
> BSA make crowns for sale to other makers.
> If BSA just made bikes, I'd like to see a catalog from 1937, The model
> should be easy to figure out,
> since it's got that weird tube on the bottom joining the head and downtube.
> On the bad side, I also noticed a nasty crack in the steerer. So I'll have
> to figure out
> who to get it replacd by, as well as replated. Unless someone happens to
> have a BSA fork
> they'd part with.
> Steve Birmingham
> Lowell, Ma