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The BSA Workshop => Pre War => Topic started by: JulianS on 31 January, 2017, 09:40:57

Title: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: JulianS on 31 January, 2017, 09:40:57
From the family album a 1930s BSA with my Great Uncle John Rendell at the front.

 Dont know when taken but does the flag say "Pirates"

But what is the bike? I am not sure.

Maybe a 1936 B18 250 with the large headlamp? Or a 1935 B35-2 ?

What do you think?
Title: Re: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: TTJOHN on 31 January, 2017, 11:45:06
Julian. You could be correct with the bike but I think the photo was taken somewhere around 1948-50 judging by the dress, the pirates were a speedway team initially formed at Poole in 1948 and when you think of it, we all rode old bikes then, anyone who had a new bike must have been quite well off. HTH.

TTJohn
Title: Re: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: AWJDThumper on 31 January, 2017, 14:20:24
It looks like a B18 rather than a B35-2 going by the shape of the casting for the electrical generator behind the cylinder.
Title: Re: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: JulianS on 31 January, 2017, 16:00:47
Thanks TTJOHN and Arthur.

Poole Pirates makes sense as he lived in Somerset or Dorset.
Title: Re: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: daveysprocket on 28 November, 2017, 20:59:52
it's a bit late, but B18 looks right going off the oil pipe routing to the oil tank.
Cheers Dave
Title: Re: Pre war single - What is it?
Post by: Hoppe30 on 30 November, 2017, 13:09:06
Yes I agree definitely a B18.