1944 BSA Airborne Folding Paratrooper Bicycle R47254. SOLD
1944 BSA Airborne Folding Paratrooper Bicycle R47254
Original Dunlop War Grade Front Tyre
(Now fitted with BSA Saddle)
Here’s another BSA Airborne bicycle for sale, ready to add to the collection of a vintage or military enthusiast somewhere around the world.
This bicycle is ready to use and display. It’s extremely original and you can ride it right away.
REPORT ON 1944 BSA AIRBORNE BICYCLE # R47254
I have assessed R47254, and this is my report:
This bicycle still has its original paint: it’s in very good condition for a 1944 bicycle. There’s what looks like 67 years of dust and dirt over it, so it would benefit from a wipe over.
The front and rear transfers are a little faded but, as you can see, are still readable. The BSA seat tube transfer still has its gold leaf.
Every component is original, with the exception of the reproduction handlebar grips. The grips are good reproduction resin BSA Airborne items; one has a small chip on it.
It is fitted with a BSA saddle.
The tommy-bar operates freely so you can turn the handlebars for folding the bike.
The sliding pedals are original, they slide freely and lock open in the extended position.
The BSA wheels are good.
The front tyre is an original Dunlop War-Grade tyre in good condition. It’s rare to find a usable one.
The rear tyre is a modern Michelin with old-style tread pattern (it needs pumping up).
SUMMARY: this bike is in excellent unrestored condition. It folds easily, and is ready to ride. It is very original, and good mechanically.
If you want a bike to restore into a bright and shiny machine, it would unfortunately be easy to use this bike. But it would be criminal! Original paint bikes like this are so rare to find – its investment value is in its originality.
HANDLEBARS, HANDLEBAR GRIPS, TOMMY-BAR, LAMP BRACKET
The right hand (off-side) handlebar grip (above and below) has a small chip in the resin. Otherwise, the grips are in perfect condition.
Left hand grip (near-side) below.
CHAINWHEEL & SLIDING PEDALS
FRONT WHEEL, CALIPER, HUB, DUNLOP WAR-GRADE TYRE
TOP & BOTTOM WING-NUTS
REAR WHEEL, TYRE, HUB, BRAKES
SMALL DENT IN FRAME
I hope you can see all you need from the photos provided on this page. Any questions, please contact me as below.
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