1914 BSA ‘Model 4D’ Lady’s Roadster
In 2008 I was at a cycle jumble and noticed a saddle with a label saying ’1910 BSA.’ Chatting to the seller I discovered he had the whole bicycle minus its saddle and a few other parts. So I immediately bought it, without seeing it. Plus, of course, its saddle.
I was delighted when I went to collect it the following week and saw it for the first time. Though I realised that it is more likely to be a 1914 model than 1910.
It has now been restored mechanically, with the original paintwork intact. It didn’t have its saddle post, so I fitted a later straight tube to reduce the saddle height. When I have time, I’ll also install a gear trigger and set up the gears.
1914 BSA CATALOGUE