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Offline Russ

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Painted rims
« 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?
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Re: Painted rims
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Painted rims
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Painted rims
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Painted rims
« Reply #5 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.
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