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WTB- Superflash Frame.
« on: 24.11. 2019 18:04 »
Looking for a 1953 Superflash frame.
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #1 on: 24.11. 2019 18:50 »
G'day Mick,  *welcome*
Looking for hens teeth would be easier  *lol*
Now get over to Introductions and give us the lowdown.
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #2 on: 24.11. 2019 19:53 »
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #3 on: 25.11. 2019 08:05 »
 *lol* *lol* *lol* *lol* *grins* *sarcastic*
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #4 on: 25.11. 2019 11:11 »
Approx 200 + made, they grow on trees.  Somewhere I have notes on total production of all of them and a few went to Australia, a couple to Europe and the rest to here in the USA.

I have a modified one, but its a project bike.  Doubt you can wave enough $$$$$$ to purchase it.
But does seem a bit odd to come on as a new member requesting that rare alloy Un-ob-tain-ium without a intro or background first.

Mine is being built into a tribute to Kenny Eggers, and believed this might have been one of his bikes at one point.  (Not his factory supplied one)
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #5 on: 25.11. 2019 12:24 »
Would it be possible to modify a standard frame?

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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #6 on: 25.11. 2019 15:28 »

 There's a fair amount of talk about this if anyone wants to do a search for 'Super flash'- even a guy who had a engine and frame for sale a couple of years ago

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.......Approx 200 + made, they grow on trees.  .......
I seem to recall a debate a while ago that there was something like ~628 made and a chart of where they went to, but the numbers didn't add up by a couple for some reason (I didn't pass maths at school though, but mainly because of >? & ?< & algorithms *eek*- better now though) 
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #7 on: 25.11. 2019 23:58 »
Would it be possible to modify a standard frame?

Yes, it certainly is possible, the only reason for the dogleg in the downtube is for the hotsy-totsy carbs and in some cases the bell mouth intakes.  The Dogleg serves no other purpose, other than that, Im sure there is some unusual tabs or bolt bosses and certainly more oil capacity but by & large the bike is merely a hot rodded Golden flash.  Certainly easy to duplicate.  It should be noted that many people had the opinion that it made the bike fast enough to be a tad bit frightening to ride, although to be fair, the Sprung hub Triumph was similar in challenging traits at high speeds.

But my frame was modified and there is pictures of it in a thread here.  Still not 100% certain but we believe it was modified by Kenny Eggers to be similar to the factory race bikes he often rode.  Its also likely it was someone he was associated with who did the work to my frame, but regardless I believe my project was at one time a bike owned by Eggers.

As to Dutches comments, YES,, the breakdown has been documented how many were produced and where they were shipped (2 IIRC went to South Africa?)  Its also discussed here.   But not many were made, fewer still survive. The Salient point is they were a stop gap factory performance bike, mostly to satisfy US demands for a sports-racing model and were never intended to be a long running production.

**** EDIT, the photos I just posted here and elsewhere here on this forum are of Eggers rigid frame race bikes, that is because, most of the photos I have gleaned are of his factory race bike which was a rigid, not a plunger, but had the same Dogleg modification that the factory did on the Plunger/Sprung Superflash frames.   A small but important distinction.

Study the pictures of my modified rigid frame I have on a seperate topic,, Its been determined that its unlikely my frame had the dogleg modified at the factory, but we have not ruled it out either, But it has been well done whoever did it.     

#### I had planned to build a "Hot-Flash" modified Golden Flash with late crank and rods, hot cam, alloy head, higher comp pistons and improved oiling,  But that plan changed when I got the rigid race frame and evolved,.  I have posted extensively on that topic here.  Still on the back burner, but its still on the agenda.
My project has also been checked out by a few other BSA experts including BritTwit.  I have had several offers to sell it.
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Re: WTB- Superflash Frame.
« Reply #8 on: 26.11. 2019 00:15 »
I did some research with the machine registrar with the BSAOC in the U.K. last year.
Here's the Canadian figures:  30 total

Canada
British Columbia               Frank Deeley, Vancouver, BC                                      17
Newfoundland                 Edwin Murry, LTD, St. John's
Nova Scotia                         British Car Sales LTD, Halifax
Ontario                                 Brown's Sports & Cycle Co. LTD, Toronto                 4
Quebec                                Arlington Cycle & Sports LTD, Montreal                    7
Saskatchewan                   Nicholson Brothers, Saskatoon                                   2
 
There may have been smaller sub dealers, but I would guess the bikes were first dispatched to above six.  Mine is one of the two sent to Nicholson Brothers.