Re: [CR]Help dating a BSA(?) track frameset

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Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 22:11:04 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <>
To: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Help dating a BSA(?) track frameset
cc: "" <>

Joe - Thanks for the assessment. I was somewhat surprised by the quality of this frame as well since my other BSA frame is not on quite on par with this one by any measure. Hopefully some of our British list members will have some insight.

Do you recall seeing the raised BSA on the bottom bracket on non-BSA frames? I realize that's not a location you'd typically see but thought I'd check.

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA

On 7/5/06, Joseph Bender-Zanoni <> wrote:
> Tam,
> I hate to disappoint you but this bike is far too nice to be any pre-war
> BSA that I know of. I think it just has a BSA BB and you are on your
> own as to what refined British builder built it.
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> Tam Pham wrote:
> > I seem to have a thing for certain British brands. With cars it was
> > Triumph
> > and now with bikes it's BSA. Anyways, I recently picked up another old
> > BSA
> > frameset that seems to be very well constructed (particularly with
> > regards
> > to the thinned lugs) and could use some help in dating it.
> > Unfortunately, a
> > prior owner refinished the frameset with a poor rattle-can paintjob
> > and the
> > original markings are no longer known.
> >
> > The serial number stamped on the seat tube looks like it's 2101, and
> some
> > photos can be seen here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any comments offered,
> > Tam Pham
> > Huntington Beach, CA