FAM­ILY EN­TER­TAIN­MENT OF THE FINEST OR­DER

Classic Bike (UK) - - YOUR CLASSICS - PAUL RICE

Pic­tured here is my line-up of Bri­tish clas­sics – BSA, Tri­umph and AJS. The 1956 BSA A10 Golden Flash has been in our fam­ily for 20-odd years. It was re­stored by my grandad and un­cle in the late ’90s – ev­ery­thing was re­built and it has a mod­i­fied cen­tre­stand with a Tri­umph arm. It has cov­ered 5000 miles since the restora­tion.

The Tri­umph is a 1956

Speed Twin, mod­i­fied to make it look like a Thunderbird. I fit­ted a new car­bu­ret­tor and in­stalled an elec­tronic pick-up in the dis­trib­u­tor.

The 1953 AJS Model 20 has a re­built pri­mary side, as well as a new car­bu­ret­tor, elec­tron­ics in­side the mag­neto and an up­rated dy­namo.

‘MY GRANDAD AND UN­CLE RE­STORED THE BSA A10’

Fine three­some from the Fifties, ar­guably the hey­day of clas­sics

AJS Model 20 has had a few tweaks to make it more use­able

Golden Flash is a fam­ily heir­loom that en­joyed a full re­build

Bath­tub Speed Twin now mas­quer­ades as a cool Thunderbird

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