£14.40 for the graphics and three spare copies should I want
£66 Brooks honey Saddle
£44 Brooks honey grip
Total spend £671.57 (red for pain/danger) and project finished. Bit more than I would have hoped but the cost was spread over a good year or so.
The BSA text looks a bit wonky in this photo, it isn't in real life and the image below, the bike is tilted slightly.
Urm, ding but no dong.
How does she ride? Very well, nice and comfy with those big wheels and tyres. The frame is very solid and sure, saddle comfort is obvious with the Brooks number and the grips have a lovely feel to them. I'm sure when the leather has worn in this would be a bike for life type affair, I saw some old boy cycling a 1960's type BSA today in fact...BSA's, built to last and win wars!
The Sturmey Archer SC2 Duomatic hub is perfect for roadster cycling. From start to 12mph sort of speed in low and then kick back for a good 20+mph in high. Obviously the front brake is vital for emergency reaction type braking but using the rear is good too.
Thinking of selling her to be honest...no doubt be on eBay soon...or offers welcome. Eight bikes is a bit too much, it wouldn't get ridden, best it goes to a good home where it does.
What project will be next...maybe this one. Dawes Kingpin, much love!