Author Topic: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)  (Read 3153 times)

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Okay here's mine...



Click on the picture to enlarge!  *smile*
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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1940 BSA M20 500cc Girder/Rigid- (SOLD)
1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #1 on: 04.12. 2010 11:58 »
Ooh, black and white. LJ is bringing out the big guns.
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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #2 on: 09.12. 2010 17:38 »
LJ that is an amazing bike, any chance you could send me a few copy's through email as Id like a few for my photo album and for my desktop pictures

Are the girder forks original or custom fitted? I love them  *smile*

my email is lukeyarnall at hotmail dot com  *smile*

Thank youuu

Luke
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1950 BSA A10 Police bike - rebuild
1960 BSA A10 Overland Project
1959 BSA A10 Project Caferacer
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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #3 on: 09.12. 2010 20:12 »
Another great pitcher black & white with red/yellow transfers green kitbag,blue reflection
or do my eyes deceive me *surpr*
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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #4 on: 09.12. 2010 22:09 »
Hello Luke...

Thank you for those compliments! much appreciated.

The girder forks of course, are not original to this bike as the whole front end is from a WD 1940 M20. These are parts that I had spare and lying around. I rather fancied the experiment at the time just to see if it could be done and of course from what you see... It can! It's a lovely ride I can tell you, there is something about girders when riding that makes it much more of a vintage bike (I'm waffling here lol) I still have the original front end for when, and If, I need to change back, no permanent alterations have been done to the frame. There is a bit of a 'Blogg' on my website if you'd like to have a browse... http://www.ljswain.btinternet.co.uk/star-twin.htm

I'll email you some more pictures later, I'll probably update the website now as its ages since I added to it.

Cheers!
LJ.

Sinbad... Yes it is a bit deceptive, The picture is indeed black and white but with a bit of clever photoshopping (The cleverness is within Photoshop NOT me! lol ) Some colour was shaded in to highlight certain parts as you have noticed.

How to do it...

Selective colouring as its called can be done in photoshop if you have photoshop... here is how it's done...

Here's the way I do selective colouring... Someone else might have a different approach... But this is the simplest way I have learned.

The selective colouring is a very simple process.
1) Open your photo in Photoshop and from top tool bar...
2)Select: Image
3)Select: Adjustments
4)Select: Desaturate (this will render your photo B/W)
5)Select: History brush (From tools bar)
6)Select: Brush size
7) Holding your mouse button down, simply go over the area you want the colour to be on (being careful not to go out of the lines (It's a bit like a basic kiddies magic water colouring book). That's all there is to it! If you want you can flatten it after you are done, (some people like to, but it's not really necessary).

Note: If you do go out of the lines. Do not start completely all over again, just press Control button + Z until you get back to the point just before the error occurred... Then start colouring again. You might also want to magnify the area you are working in if the picture or detail is small. (Less chance of going out of the lines)
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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1940 BSA M20 500cc Girder/Rigid- (SOLD)
1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red

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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #5 on: 10.12. 2010 18:44 »
Thanks LJ , fingered it was digital ill have to give it A try sometime,good pic creates the mood for the year of the bike. Cheers.
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1953 Nsu Consul 500 single        Jzr cx 500 Trike

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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #6 on: 10.12. 2010 21:49 »
Very nice ! You're yearning for the big prize... & thanks for the photoshop tips, will try it out, am using elements. A million possibilities in these programs.

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ps: here is my suggestion for some retouching.  If you choose to do it (and you should ! ;O) , just edit out this text & delete the picture.


Moderators note: You've been editing my picture!  ;) Nice one though, I did think of doing that myself...

LJ.  *smile*

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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #7 on: 11.12. 2010 20:34 »
I love those blogs LJ - I read through them a couple of times - lots of information - although I'm really into the detail ..... more please!! Your efforts have galvanised me to finish the decorating and get out into the shed ... can't wait - only two rooms to go! Hope your elbow has healed up OK after your coming together with the roundabout.

Thanks for your efforts - lovely bike! *smile*
John
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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #8 on: 13.12. 2010 09:37 »
Thanks for the kind comments John! I will indeed do some more write ups as I enjoyed writing them so much. I left off purely and simply because I ran out of allocated web space. I've found some more and I'm now hosting on wordpress.com with links over to my original website. Have you read through my Round Britain Rally pages? I often look back over them myself and cannot believe how many miles I did on those two occasions. The elbow is fine now, recovery did not take very long. Cheers LJ.
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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1940 BSA M20 500cc Girder/Rigid- (SOLD)
1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red

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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #9 on: 13.12. 2010 11:50 »
Hi LJ.
Just read through your blog on the RBR (and left a guest book entry to prove it!). Very enjoyable read.
The RBR looks fun - if hard work and I may give it a bash when I've got my GF fettled into a more reliable state.

Keep the blogs coming - especially those with the good techie details.
John
Triumph Bonneville - long gone (sadly)
AJS 16MS - keeps coming back (thank goodness)
BSA B31 - also long gone
Greeves 250 twin (good fun)
Francis Barnett 197 (first bike)

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Re: 1949 Star Twin (best piccie entry, fingers crossed!)
« Reply #10 on: 21.01. 2011 10:01 »
Nice bike !!!!
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