nearly a Bantam

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nearly a Bantam

Unread post by scotduke » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:55 pm

This looks nicely put together - not quite a Bantam but still interesting

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-S-A-SPECIAL ... 3f13c91180

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by Greenbat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:09 am

Needs expansion pipes really. I don't think straight thrus do much for two strokes. Very pretty, though I still think the best bantam special is the BSA Bleader.

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by Velton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:25 am

Yep, the Bleader is more to my tastes as well.

But that's not bad! 8-)
Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

Aaaah! Nostalgia is not what it used to be!

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by scotduke » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:16 am

Good point about the expansion pipes, and the exhaust route does look pretty convoluted too. Perhaps the tuning it needs may be down in part at least to the exhaust system? But it's a neatly put together bike, built as a trials special going by the knobblies and the lack of lighting. I think the builder's done a great job. I wonder what the reserve is?

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by Velton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:31 pm

Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

Aaaah! Nostalgia is not what it used to be!

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by sfb » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:59 pm

That's very pretty !

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Re: nearly a Bantam

Unread post by scotduke » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:08 am

Velton wrote:Mini Tribsa?

More to my tastes

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Banta ... _761wt_932



Hmm, looks ok but the Tigercub motor's not one I like

I like this Tribsa a lot more.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tribsa-3TA-/3 ... 7204380629

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