1938 BSA Sports ‘Golden Wings’ Special

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BSA introduced a new range of bicycles in 1934 that included the Golden Wings. These ‘Golden’ bicycles were more affordable versions of BSA’s top-of-the-range ‘Opperman Special.’ The company produced a separate ‘Gold’ catalogue, keen to promote the idea of exclusivity among their more expensive machines. As you can see, below, the front cover motif features St George (on behalf of BSA’s customers) valiantly defeating the dragon which was the guardian of the ‘treasure’ of BSA’s Gold range of bicycles.

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1938 BSA Golden Key 01

1938 BSA Sports ‘Golden Wings’ Special

Blue Paintwork

BSA Three-Speed Gear

BSA Special Continental Handlebar with Adjustable Stem

BSA Rat Trap Pedals ‘Racer Type’ with Toe-clips 

BSA Caliper Brakes

Bluemels ‘All-Rounder’ Gold Mudguards

Ideale Saddle

21″ Frame

26″ Wheels (26 x 1 1/4″ Tyres)

30.5 inch Standover Height (Top tube to the ground)

(Now sold)

The paint scheme used on this bicycle featured in BSA’s 1938 Golden range. Although its model name is not shown on the bicycle, we can see it is a Golden Wings because of the large winged transfer on its seat tube, common also to the ‘Silver Wings, illustrated below in the 1937 catalogue. Another pointer to 1938 manufacture is the fork crown.

1937 BSA SILVER WINGS

 

 

 

1938 BSA Golden Key 01

 1938 BSA GOLD CATALOGUE

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 EVOLUTION OF THE BSA GOLDEN WINGS

The ‘Wings’ model belonged to a popular range of BSA first introduced in 1934. You can see its evolution below…

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1934 BSA SILVER WINGS

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1936 BSA GOLDEN WINGS

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1957 BSA GOLDEN WINGS

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1938 BSA Golden Key 01

1938 BSA CATALOGUE: FORKS & PEDALS

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1938 BSA Golden Key 01