Author Topic: Those were the days  (Read 401 times)

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Those were the days
« on: 13.07. 2019 20:27 »
Don't ring tonight - they're closed.

Brand New Rocket Gold Star £338.00.

1961 A10 & Swallow Outfit £179.

Etc., etc.

1960 Golden Flash

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5687
  • Karma: 30
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #1 on: 13.07. 2019 21:17 »
So nostalgic

Online RoyC

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 1075
  • Karma: 7
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #2 on: 13.07. 2019 22:09 »
Too good to be true, it's a scam. Ha Ha  ;)
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
Stafford UK

Offline Swarfcut

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2018
  • Posts: 815
  • Karma: 12
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #3 on: 14.07. 2019 08:58 »
That's when I started my Drinking Career. £1 bought 8 pints of premium new fangled keg booze.  8 pints these days is around £32, so an inflation factor of 30/32 puts these prices in perspective. First job brought me £10 a week, and stuff still seemed expensive. The good old days?...at least you could find a parking space.

 Swarfy.

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #4 on: 14.07. 2019 10:45 »
I wonder why these didn't 'take off'  *eek*

1960 Golden Flash

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5687
  • Karma: 30
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #5 on: 14.07. 2019 11:48 »
I wonder why these didn't 'take off'  *eek*
That was the problem; when that spinny bit got to terminal velocity the whole thing slipped off the helmet and flew away!

Online edboy

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 424
  • Karma: 3
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #6 on: 14.07. 2019 22:57 »
genuine exchange bsa engines. how long is the warranty?  i may be interested.

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #7 on: 15.07. 2019 10:07 »
Well, for that edboy . . . you'll have to ring them up and ask.
(Pride & Clarke Ltd., Tel: Brixton 6251.
 *smile*

1960 Golden Flash

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #8 on: 15.07. 2019 10:21 »
That was the problem; when that spinny bit got to terminal velocity the whole thing slipped off the helmet and flew away!

Ok. So, it seems the visor took off nicely - but its design and sales didn't.

1960 Golden Flash

Online RoyC

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 1075
  • Karma: 7
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #9 on: 15.07. 2019 12:15 »
That was the problem; when that spinny bit got to terminal velocity the whole thing slipped off the helmet and flew away!

Ok. So, it seems the visor took off nicely - but its design and sales didn't.

I had one.
They did work as far as throwing the rain off went.
I never had mine fly off.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
Stafford UK

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5687
  • Karma: 30
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #10 on: 15.07. 2019 13:08 »
That was the problem; when that spinny bit got to terminal velocity the whole thing slipped off the helmet and flew away!

Ok. So, it seems the visor took off nicely - but its design and sales didn't.

I had one.
They did work as far as throwing the rain off went.
I never had mine fly off.
I wasn't necessarily being serious!

Online Black Sheep

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2017
  • Posts: 605
  • Karma: 6
    • Where black sheep live
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #11 on: 15.07. 2019 13:52 »
Tried a turbo visor once. It did indeed reach a considerable rpm and fly off.
2 twins, 2 singles, lots of sheep

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #12 on: 15.07. 2019 13:57 »
I wasn't necessarily being serious!

Nor me *smile* but whether it worked or not I can't say that it would have made you look really cool  *sad2*.

1960 Golden Flash

Offline bikerbob

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 517
  • Karma: 7
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #13 on: 15.07. 2019 17:44 »
Very nostalgic but in 1964 I started a new job had just finished my apprenticeship after 5years. I was a time served Sheet Metal worker and for a 44hour week I was paid £14-7shillings. If I worked a weekend which was 8 hours Saturday and 8 hours Sunday my taake home pay was still less than £20.

Offline RogerSB

  • 1960 Golden Flash, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 662
  • Karma: 8
Re: Those were the days
« Reply #14 on: 15.07. 2019 20:50 »
I had just returned to the UK after serving 2 years in Malaya including active service in Borneo with 40 Commando, Royal Marines. I bought my first BSA Golden Flash at that time and I left the Corps in 1969. My first civilian pay packet as a printer compositor was £16.17.6 a week, which was a couple of pounds less than my RM pay at the time. Overtime was readily available (well, almost compulsory) for 4 hours on a Saturday morning and 2 hours at the end of each day at time and a half.

1960 Golden Flash