BSA S26

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SFC750
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BSA S26

Unread post by SFC750 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:53 pm

Hello, I've finally managed to join! I'll start with an appeal for missing bits for my flat tanker, any rear carrier or fork parts kicking about? It's frustratingly close to ending my days with a comedy braking system!

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FastFrank
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Location: Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire

Re: BSA S26

Unread post by FastFrank » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:33 pm

Yes I have one... hard wood blocks are the biz aren't they
If iver tha does owt for nowt alus duit for thissen!

SFC750
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Re: BSA S26

Unread post by SFC750 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:18 am

I imagine they are, am searching out fragrant wood for the job, still sorting out a front end that works, looking forward to riding it

graffian
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Re: BSA S26

Unread post by graffian » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:47 am

SFC750 wrote:looking forward to riding it
I went to look at a 1918 for sale, bloke had owned it since early 70's, when
I asked him what it was like to ride, it turned out he had never ridden it!

He thought I was odd wanting to ride it.

SFC750
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Re: BSA S26

Unread post by SFC750 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:26 am

I've ridden it briefly, quite an experience, I've lost even more hair! I'd recommend it though, quite involving- brakes need more work........

Rick Parkington
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Re: BSA S26

Unread post by Rick Parkington » Tue May 15, 2012 1:35 pm

Hmmm, dont expect too much from the front, it's simple pivot action dooms it to failure but the rear has a parallelogram operation that was good enough to lock my 350's rear wheel...well, in the dry. Been out on my old Blackburne this week. Stirrup front, vee belt rear. Quite entertaining the way they slow you down but won't stop you, like the bike is prepared to help but won't do it all for you. Look ahead!
Good luck!
rick

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