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Page 54. BSA Airborne Military Brake Sets & Saddle

BSA Airborne Military Brake Sets & Saddle

 

REPRO BSA AIRBORNE ‘BSA 40′ SADDLE & TOOLBAG SET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL BSA AIRBORNE ‘BSA 40′ SADDLE

 

This original BSA 40 saddle, as used on the military paratrooper Airborne bicycle, has a split on the left side just behind the BSA imprint. It is only noticeable close up.

I pressed the split apart in the photos below, so you could inspect it closely.

The saddle is very usable, and great for shows as the BSA imprint is prominent.

The undercarriage appears to have been repainted at some time in its life, so could do with repainting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSA AIRBORNE REPRODUCTION BRAKE SET – FRONT

When the British government contracted bicycle companies to manufacture a bicycle for military use, they stipulated that the bicycle frame and its components must not be interchangeable with parts for civilian bicycles. If you watched Sgt Bilko on TV (officially called The Phil Silvers Show, it ran between 1955 and 1959 and was popular during my childhood), you might recall the ripe trade conducted in military parts by army quartermasters.

So if you see civilian bicycle parts being passed off as ‘military’ cycle parts, beware.

This reproduction BSA Airborne brake comprises the work of two different manufacturers.

As you can see from the photos, a lot of work is required to remanufacture these parts. Brake parts are the hardest original part to locate.

So if you need these items, I suggest you grab them while you can, as not many of these are available.

Worldwide delivery is available.

If you look closely at the two final photos (comparing this reproduction item to an original), you can see that it is complete except for:

1. The brackets required to attach the brake shoe holders to the calipers.

2. 4 nuts and bolts to attach the brake shoe holders to the brackets and the calipers.

3. One nut to attach the caliper to the bike.

There are no cables, levers, etc. I do not have these, and I do not have any other parts at present.

The item for sale comprises one brake caliper and two brake rubbers fitted to their holders, as per these photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSA AIRBORNE REPRODUCTION BRAKE SET – REAR

When the British government contracted bicycle companies to manufacture a bicycle for military use, they stipulated that the bicycle frame and its components must not be interchangeable with parts for civilian bicycles. If you watched Sgt Bilko on TV (officially called The Phil Silvers Show, it ran between 1955 and 1959 and was popular during my childhood), you might recall the ripe trade conducted in military parts by army quartermasters.

So if you see civilian bicycle parts being passed off as ‘military’ cycle parts, beware.

This reproduction BSA Airborne brake comprises the work of two different manufacturers.

As you can see from the photos, a lot of work is required to remanufacture these parts. Brake parts are the hardest original part to locate.

So if you need these items, I suggest you grab them while you can, as not many of these are available.

Worldwide delivery is available.

If you look closely at the two final photos (comparing this reproduction item to an original), you can see that it is complete except for:

1. The brackets required to attach the brake shoe holders to the calipers.

2. 4 nuts and bolts to attach the brake shoe holders to the brackets and the calipers.

3. One nut to attach the caliper to the bike.

There are no cables, levers, etc. I do not have these, and I do not have any other parts at present.

The item for sale comprises one brake caliper and two brake rubbers fitted to their holders, as per these photos.