Filed under: Piling the Arms — Wrote by Roger Los on Monday, February 18th, 2008 @ 1:51 am

This is a chronicle of the adventure I had restoring my ’54 BSA A10 “Golden Flash.” This is largely an archive of the restoration–though if anything of note happens to “Fireball” I’ll try and note it here.

History: This site used to be a “static” site with a “frame set” and other annoyances. I figured it would be a simple matter to grab a WP blog and throw the content in it, making it more usable at the same time.

  • Comment by Gerry Mewton | April 1, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

    What a great site. You deserve many kudos.

    I was 16 in 1954, living in Cornwall, England. My friend and I used to ride our ‘push bikes’ into town and ogle for hours on end at a brand new BSA Golden Flash being exhibited in the store window. I just loved that bike.

    I’m now 70 but still riding, I currently own a 2003 BMW K1200RS.

    Incidentally, Ihave a neighbor who has done some prize winning BSA restorations.

  • Comment by Riveros Gabriel | October 12, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

    Bueno. primero que no se hablar ingles. Soy de Argentina. Me Parece muy muy buena la historia de tu Golden Flash. Espero llegar a ese mismo nivel de restauracion jejeā€¦ Me ayuda mucho mucho con el proseso de mi BSA. Yo tengo una BSA A10 Golden Flash 1952. Mis Felicitasiones. Espero puedas traducir este comentario. Saludos. Gabriel.

  • Comment by ismail konya | January 27, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

    wery wery good looking incredible machine l ve 52 golden flash bought a week a go l used to love british bikes bsa ariel nirton etc. But now for a week l love more and more couse of my a10 if any bsa fans contact me l would be glad to get more information about it see you

  • Comment by Tony Ecklund | February 17, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    First off, I would like to congratulate you on such a great job and finished project. I also like your website to boot!…. I inherited a basketcase 1950 Golden Flash from my father in-law about ten years ago. After seeing your project come to life I will definitely get mine under way. I am located in the Chicago area any pointers, links etc you can throw my way would be greatly appreciated. Any other projects in the near future for you?
    Thanks Again,
    Tony Ecklund

  • Comment by glenn socia | August 27, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    Nice job! Beautiful bike. You must be proud.

  • Comment by Coventry Climax Engineering Ltd. | March 4, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    Hello Roger..love you BSA…would you consider selling her?


  • Comment by Roger | March 7, 2010 @ 1:44 am

    Pete, I’d only really consider a sale for what I think people call a “stupid price” — something considerably over actual market. I really like this machine and at the moment am not looking to sell unless I got an offer that made me sit down.

  • Comment by Arthur J. Smith | June 13, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Hi Roger,
    Just found your site today.Need to tell you I purchased a new Flash in 1955 or 56.I paid 170 pounds in London. Now 80 years old the fun memories return. I sold it to emigrate in 58 for 130 pounds. Now living in San Diego Cal. for 54 years. The only difference I see from a small photo I have is the rear forks are angled. The price may seem small, but it took 17 weeks pay as a carpenter to afford it.
    I will attempt with my poor P.C. skills to send a photo. You will notice pannier boxes which I made and mounted on a half inch diameter frame made by my Dad a blacksmith. There was also a cross top box for touring. All three boxes could be dismounted with four wingnuts. These are (possibly) the first of their kind.
    I wish you much luck and fewer expenditures on a great project.


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