BSA "Prima", Raleigh Worksop build, fully refurbished. SOLD

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The BSA “Prima”

This lovely bike has been rebuilt from the ground up and is complete with all period correct fittings, all in all a stunning recreation of this rare BSA model.

Frame number is W S 0 00246 which means it was built for Raleigh (who owned the BSA brand) in the renowned Carlton Cycles Worksop facility in December 1980

Frame : Reynolds 531 butted main tubes and forks. Professionally refinished in the original plain red (RAL3020) with new bespoke decals. Includes a bottle of touch-up paint. Size: 57cm or 22 ½ inches
Headset: Unbranded – likely Raleigh original, fitted with new bearings
Stem: Cinelli 1A
Handlebars: SR “Road Champion”
Bar Tape: Cloth, black, double layer for comfort
Brakes: Weinmann Type 500 side pull with NOS Weinmann quick release “drilled” levers. Hoods Weinmann
Gear levers: Suntour “Power” with ratchet action on downstroke, on a Raleigh branded clamp
Front Derailleur: Suntour “Compe-V on a Raleigh branded clamp
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Vx
Cables: All new stainless steel cables and new outers
Cranks: SR Apex 170mm
Chainrings: SR Apex twin 52/42 - both removable and fitted with the removable outer chainguard
Chain: Shimano IG51 6/7/8 (new)
Bottom Bracket: New, sealed Shimano BB UN54
Pedals: SR SF11 platform with Christophe toeclips and new Christophe straps
Freewheel: Sachs 7 speed 14-20. Gearing range 57 – 81 & 70 - 100
Rims: Weinmann 36h (Belgium make) alloy clinchers
Hubs: Maillard Normandy small flange quick release “Luxe Competition” red label
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Classic 700x25 - new
Spokes: Mainly double butted rustless with one or two replacements. The wheels are taut, straight and true
Saddle: Brooks B17 “Champion Standard”
Seatpost: SR fluted 27.2mm
Seat Bolt: Raleigh standard with nut
Bike Weight : 10.4 Kg or 23 lbs

£395 please.
 

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nice :becool:
 
Nice job looks very nice “The Renowned Raleigh Worksop Facility” I think you mean Carlton Cycles Your frame being 531 was probably built in the Special Build Section at Carlton Cycles on Kilton Road.Most run of the mill Raleigh frames were mass built in The Nottingham Factory and delivered in via special trailers at Carlton Cycles on Eastgate built up then went out the same way to dealers for export ex
 
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chickendrumsticks

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Thanks all. And Flier: I bow to your superior knowledge! You're quite right of course. Do you mean that all Raleighs of the time were built up at Carlton? And by the way, the original forks were not 531 and were damaged (see below) so I replaced them with those you see, from a Dynatech.
 

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Nope but a lot of the run of the mill Raleigh racers were delivered to Carlton as painted frames and put together there then shipped out.Raleigh had their own special build section at Ilkeston where a lot of Carlton’s best guys ended up inc my Dad after Raleigh shut Carlton Cycles a very sad time for Worksop Quite a lot of nice Carlton’s went out of Worksop badged up as Raleigh Cycles especially to the USA Market
 
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