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Technical => Frame => Topic started by: Russ on 27.05. 2010 02:07

Title: Painted rims
Post by: Russ on 27.05. 2010 02:07
Was the centre line of the rims on the 1951 A10's ever painted or were they all chrome?
Cheers Russ
Title: Re: Painted rims
Post by: Beezageezauk on 27.05. 2010 11:38
Hi Russ, 

Roy Bacon's BSA Twin Restoration book states that the wheel rims for 1950-51 A10 models were chrome plated with centres painted either black with gold lining or beige with red lining depending on the coour scheme of the bike.

Beezageezauk.
Title: Re: Painted rims
Post by: Russ on 27.05. 2010 11:44
Hi Beezageezauk
Thanks for that info. Should I try and get myself a copy of Roy Bacon's BSA Twin restoration book. Haven't seen one in my short time as a BSA restorer.

Cheers Russ.
Title: Re: Painted rims
Post by: A10Boy on 27.05. 2010 11:52
Seen here.

http://classic-motorbikes.net/images/gallery/11202.jpg (http://classic-motorbikes.net/images/gallery/11202.jpg)

http://www.cincybritishbikes.com/DaytonaBikeweek07/52%20Golden%20Flash.JPG (http://www.cincybritishbikes.com/DaytonaBikeweek07/52%20Golden%20Flash.JPG)

Title: Re: Painted rims
Post by: Stu55Flash on 27.05. 2010 22:45
I have 2 bacon books, Twins and Triples and Restoration and I not seen the rims painted like this in the pictures. I took it that it was the center of the hub that was painted either black or gold and not the middle of rim.

Regards,

Stuart
Title: Re: Painted rims
Post by: trevinoz on 28.05. 2010 00:30
Stu,
         The middle section of the rim was painted and lined until 1952.
The new paint scheme came out in 1953 with a different tank layout and plain rims.
Trev.