Author Topic: My BSA A10 has a 9 page spread in Classic Bike magazine! This forum mentioned!  (Read 809 times)

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Hi all

The November issue of Classic Bike magazine has a 9 page spread on the story of my A10. Not only that, but I told them how useful you guys on this forum were, and the forum is given due credit in the article. Magazine has just been released. Worth a read if you just happen to like BSA A10 s... 😁😁

Hope you like it...
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I'll keep an eye out for the magazine

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Wouldn't trust that front tyre farther than I could throw it. Contact patch will be miniscule with reasonable lean angles. One of the guys I used to race against lovedpucca racing tyres, but was regularly on his ear because whilst they had good tread pattern, it finished abruptly at the sides. Good grip but push it too far and no grip at all. Eventually he noticed I was using road tyres (Speedmaster on the front) and followed suit.
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G'day t20.
Good one mate *yeah*. It'll be a while till the mag filters through to down here. I'll keep an eye out.
Feels good seeing your work in print. My Cafe was done about 10 years ago in Ozbike.
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Front cover too!
1961 A10 - somewhat modified :-)
1980 TZ350 - lunatic Classic Race machine
1967 T20 Suzuki - heavily modified Classic Racer
1967 T20 Suzuki - pretty standard road bike
2007 KTM 660 SMC - fast and furious supermoto
Triumph 675 Speed triple
Ossa 250 and yet another T20 racer in bits both being built up

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Congratulations  *good3*  It's good to get recognition for all the head banging, skinned knuckles, cursing, & tool throwing...  it's a labor of love.   *yeah*
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G'day t20.
FRONT COVER and 9 pages! Skite LOL. Can you scan them and put'em up?
Mine only got 5 pages.  *sarcastic*
Cheers

ps:Don't want to steal your well deserved thunder.
 I know one member has his bike on the cover of the Haynes Manual.
Any others?
https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=4621.msg31301#msg31301
If there's more we'll start a new thread.
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Well if you mean me, yep and I have just re-read the post and I was thinking of selling her god forbid https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=6684.msg46341#msg46341
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Good one Angus. So you still have her?
I was thinking of the Haynes cover bike. I'm sure a forum member owns that one.
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whats your front brake/front end setup t20?
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  By my Sherlock Skills, the Haynes Cover Blue bike is indeed owned by a popular and active forum member. It is certainly a shame that the front brake is a twin leading shoe from 1968, some years after the cessation of production of the A10. Needs must, but an unmodified machine on the cover would have avoided confusion as to what a standard machine should look like.

The same criticism applies to the A7 featured in the Super Profile Series....Standard Front Mudguards don't look like that!

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 If I recall, a certain MB Transits was advertising breaking that for parts on eBay a couple or so years ago.....may be wrong though
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Wouldn't trust that front tyre farther than I could throw it. Contact patch will be miniscule with reasonable lean angles. One of the guys I used to race against lovedpucca racing tyres, but was regularly on his ear because whilst they had good tread pattern, it finished abruptly at the sides. Good grip but push it too far and no grip at all. Eventually he noticed I was using road tyres (Speedmaster on the front) and followed suit.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone claim an Avon Speedmaster is better or safer than a Dunlop TT100, until now.

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whats your front brake/front end setup t20?

Looks like GT550/750J

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone claim an Avon Speedmaster is better or safer than a Dunlop TT100, until now.

If they did then they would be wrong
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The Haynes cover bike was my A10 in its 1980 form. Photographed at the Haynes factory in mid 1980.

It was not the bike they dismantled.

TLS fitted in 1976 so it would stop safely and the Bosch headlamp fitted so I could see in the dark.