DISRAELI DOCUMENTS

It’s time you had a BSA - 1950

Its time you had a BSA - 1950 scan 1 main image

This likable, but grubby, catalog shows:

  • A couple of eerily happy cyclists on scan 1. He looks as if he cycled straight from the battle of El Alamein.
  • The early version of the BSA 4-Star derailleur. This had a simple pulley cage and a rather tidy integral spring design. The later version was crazier on both accounts.
  • A price list showing that buying a 4-speed derailleur version of the BSA Golden Flash bicycle costs you a mere £3/6/4 or 14% more than the single speed. That seems rather good value.


  • Publisher: BSA
  • Country: UK
  • Date: January 1950
  • Derailleur brands: BSA
  • Derailleurs: BSA 4-Star (1st style)