1953 BSA Winged Wheel
Original BSA ‘615 WW’ Frame
Special BSA Winged Wheel Frame with Webb Forks
I sold this Winged Wheel in 2012.
Winged Wheels were sold complete in a wheel, ready to instal into any bicycle.
But this one is rare because it was supplied new in 1953 already fitted into BSA’s own frame. Observe the original frame’s angled top tube and Webb forks.
The machine is in good original unrestored condition and has a current V5C registration document.
THE WINGED WHEEL
The BSA Winged Wheel made its debut in 1953. But within a year the writing was on the wall. New-fangled things called ‘mopeds’ were suddenly all the rage – they were faster, more stable and had gears.
Nevertheless, the Winged Wheel did have the irrefutable name of B.S.A behind it, and no doubt many were sold because of this.
Actually, BSA’s forays into the moped market were not the company’s most successful strategies (the Dandy and the Beagle are prime examples)
The Winged Wheel was the only ‘powerwheel’ available to the British market besides the Cyclemaster. So although, by 1955, cycle attachments were being displaced by mopeds, the Winged Wheel did hang in there for a few years and quite a few were sold.
BSA WINGED WHEEL Instruction Manual