Monday, May 18, 2009

BSA Javelin

I am now the proud owner of a vintage BSA Javelin bicycle. It was my father's but I pestered him to give me it (thanks dad!) so I can live out my Bike Messenger dreams.
The idea is to do her up. I'm thinking Brooks leather handlebar tape & a Brooks leather B17 saddle... along with a pair of yellow Schwalbe Blizzard/Lugano tyres... and a pair of Wellgo pedals.
I'm going to keep the gears on her for now but am considering going fixie when I get fitter.
Its probably cheaper to buy a new bike... but where is the fun in that? This is an analogue offline wind-in-my-face restoration / nostalgia project... and I'm happy as larry that I have something new to geek out over.
She won't replace my full suspension MTB. In fact, they will complement each other nicely... with the BSA being more of a road / town bike.
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Stewart said...

nice ride

nealb said...

very jealous.. looking on ebay for a few weeks now for something cheap and fixie-convertible!

if you fancy a random cycle sometime i'm always ready for a little exploring..

neal (


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