BSA Goldenwings *UPDATED*

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BSA Goldenwings *UPDATED*

Postby declan1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:15 pm

This is now my turbo bike - see sig for current bike!


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Frame: BSA Goldenwings - Reynolds 531 - 56cm
Forks: BSA
Bars: 3T Racing Team Service
Stem: Unknown
Headset: Unknown
Bar Tape: Black Leather

Front Brake Lever: Exage Motion
Front Caliper: Shimano 600 Ultegra
Rear Brake Lever: Exage Motion
Rear Caliper: Shimano 600 Ultegra

Shifters: Shimano 600 Ultegra
Cables: Unknown
Front Mech: Shimano 600 Ultegra
Rear Mech: Shimano 600 Ultegra

Seat: San Marco Rolls Titanio
Seat Post: Shimano 600 Ultegra
Seat Post Clamp: Built-in

Cranks: Shimano 600 Ultegra
Chainring(s): Shimano 600 Ultegra
Chain: Unknown
Cassette: Unknown
Pedals: Shimano M520
Bottom Bracket: Unknown

Front Wheel: Custom
Rim: Mavic MA2
Spokes: Unknown
Hub: Unknown
Tube: Unknown
Tire: Vittoria Team Pro 20mm

Back Wheel: Custom
Rim: Mavic MA2
Spokes: Unknown
Hub: Unknown
Tube: Unknown
Tire: Michelin Axial Pro 20mm

Accessories: Lights + mini pump (not shown) + Saddle bag (not shown).

Weight: ~ 11KG, but only weighed with bathroom scales.

Other info: Purchased for £125 the other day. It has a few rust spots, but the groupset is in great condition. Full Shimano 600 Ultegra! Rides lovely, is super-quick, and looks great!
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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby PHILATHAM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:26 pm

+1 I absolutely love it. (Too)

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 16:52 pm

Just went for a 20-mile ride, and decided that I really do LOVE this bike. It was the best ride I've ever had.

Just a question - has anyone actually seen/heard of a BSA Goldenwings before? I've looked on the net and can't find any info on it whatsoever.

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nathancom » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:10 pm

That is a lovely looking bike, so sleek.

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby andy46 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:32 pm

That is really nice, I like the BSA brand as my Dad restores classic British motorbikes and he has done a couple of BSA's.

He's on with a BSA C15 now. Enjoy it :D
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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby greasedscotsman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:47 pm

How many pumps do you carry? :wink:

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:16 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:How many pumps do you carry? :wink:


Hehe I now carry a mini pump I bought in Poundland (for £1, obviously). I don't want to try it out until I get a puncture because I'm sure it will pump up the tyre once, then break.

The 20mm tyres are actually more comfortable than you might think. I'm gonna get some 25mm ones when these wear out, though.

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nweststeyn » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:51 pm

Absolutely love that, declan!

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:05 pm

nweststeyn wrote:Absolutely love that, declan!


Thanks mate :)

On my old bike, even though I still enjoyed riding, I couldn't go further than 10 miles before I started to ache and get truly fed up with it.

On this, however, I do 20 miles and I don't want to stop! I finish my usual route, then decide I still want to ride more!

I'm going to attempt a really long, hilly ride on Thursday hopefully! Probably over 2500ft of climbing (which doesn't sound much, but for me it is!).

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:15 pm

Where about in the Heelands are you?

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:21 pm

nweststeyn wrote:Where about in the Heelands are you?


Up near Alness - you should come up for a ride sometime hehe! :D

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nweststeyn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:38 pm

I passed you not long ago - we rode from Lochcarron near Skye, headed East, and up through Evanton and then on to the B9176 to Bonar Bridge, and on to Lairg - nice riding around you!!!

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 17:36 pm

nweststeyn wrote:I passed you not long ago - we rode from Lochcarron near Skye, headed East, and up through Evanton and then on to the B9176 to Bonar Bridge, and on to Lairg - nice riding around you!!!


Ah yes - the Struie (B9176). A lovely road but rather hilly and windy!!!

What do you think of the road quality? :P

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nweststeyn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:13 pm

To be honest, I can't remember! 500 miles of Scottish tarmac all blended into one over the week and I can barely remember what bit was what :D I remember the descent into Bonar Bridge being pretty fast though!

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 05:39 am

nweststeyn wrote:To be honest, I can't remember! 500 miles of Scottish tarmac all blended into one over the week and I can barely remember what bit was what :D I remember the descent into Bonar Bridge being pretty fast though!


Oh yes. It's definitely fast. It's really hard to get back up again though!!!

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby RideOnTime » Fri Oct 12, 2012 19:18 pm

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby tarbot18 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 21:52 pm

That sir is a thing of beauty ,so much nicer than modern aero black stealth stuff ,
I like that you havent modernised it with modern shifters etc ,old bikes should keep their down shifters and a nice brooks saddle wouldnt go amiss too.
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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 22:26 pm

Just been on a long ride (total of 64 miles and 3,150ft of climbing) and wasn't tired at all. Absolutely awesome bike. I love it!!! :D

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby declan1 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 18:21 pm

I was just considering upgrading wheels in the future, and I was wondering if my current wheels are actually any good.

They're Mavic MA-2 rims, with unknown Shimano hubs and unknown spokes. The front wheel weighs around 1350g INCLUDING tube and tyre. Is that pretty light?

Thanks!

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Re: BSA Goldenwings

Postby nweststeyn » Sat Oct 27, 2012 20:48 pm

declan1 wrote:The front wheel weighs around 1350g INCLUDING tube and tyre. Is that pretty light?


Not very! Not insanely heavy either though, and they look cool. My campag front wheel is 780g (not including tyres) and not too expensive.


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