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Title: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: a10gf on 21.04. 2016 19:25
https://www.flickr.com/photos/seat850/4383536771

Looks very nice   ...the bike :O)
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: orabanda on 21.04. 2016 23:45
The "Double Knocker" Rocket!
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: metalflake11 on 22.04. 2016 00:40
https://www.flickr.com/photos/seat850/4383536771

Looks very nice   ...the bike :O)

What bike?  *smile*
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: Butch (cb) on 22.04. 2016 08:33
I've seen that picture before, and there is very little to dislike about anything being displayed there.
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 22.04. 2016 18:03
Did they sell them with the Ariel brake?
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: muskrat on 22.04. 2016 22:16
Yep, 56-57
Cheers
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 23.04. 2016 13:17
Yep, 56-57
Cheers

I know they didn't sell Rocket Gold Stars at all in 1956-57.
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: KiwiGF on 23.04. 2016 13:21
Quite right Triton, I think Muskie just had a senior moment  *dribble* *pull hair out*
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: bsa-bill on 23.04. 2016 13:31
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, I think Muskie just had a senior moment

I just presumed he was talking inches *eek* *dribble*
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: RichardL on 23.04. 2016 13:50
Pretty sure Muskie is right and '56 and '57 were the years for Ariel brakes. If you have Bacon's "Twins and Triples" book, check page 47. Betty's bike (don't worry, I don't really think it was her's)  was apparently a Road Rocket.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: nimrod650 on 23.04. 2016 18:31
Yep, 56-57
Cheers

I know they didn't sell Rocket Gold Stars at all in 1956-57.
correct but the parts were available to build one long before bsa decided to produce one
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: RichardL on 23.04. 2016 18:57
 This just seems like a case of the poster not knowing what model it is and calling it an RGS. I don't see any reason to think of this as RGS. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: bsa-bill on 23.04. 2016 19:54
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Correct me if I'm wrong.

Good point, however you may have been around old bikes a bit too long
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: muskrat on 23.04. 2016 21:52
Selective reading. I didn't get past the "Betty Page".
I think your right Richard, the poster got it wrong. It's clearly a 56-57 RR. Timing cover rev box is another give away.
Cheers

"senior moment" I'm younger than most of you. But with 54 years of abuse, your probably right.
Title: Re: Betty Page & BSA Rocket Gold Star
Post by: RichardL on 23.04. 2016 22:32
Well, just few years after '57  I was on the lookout for more definitive photos of ONE of the stars of this photo, even if it was just a flash.

Rixhard L.