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a good mx bike #39194 05/25/08 10:59 pm
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Im loking for a old bsa mx bike. i weigh 225. plus i want to ride my daughter around. Do any of you have a ny recomendatios. not to big of a bike. thank you. Dan

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dan , I dont know how serious you are on the MX front ?If you want a scrambles type bike on a budget that can get things done two up you might look at a B-25? I knew a guy that had one of these with a sidecar and hauled his wife around to rallies in it ... not the best MX'er though.A decent mount might be a B-44 VS , not the best 2-up machine , sorta confined , but more pwoer than a B-25 and can be geared for loads of offroad fun .Personally , my bid would be on the B-50 MX . a unit single 500cc BSA , the pinnacle of the unit single design , these bikes have loads of potential . the earlier Goldies and A-10 scramblers are all great bikes but they command a great price these days , and they are just a bit bigger and less potent than the B-50 , in my estimation .. when compared in a MX situ .. the Goldies and A-10 scramblers would probably be the better roadbikes , especially two up , but if you are looking for a MX bike for casual two up use , the B-50 should suit you well . It's all about how serious you are , if you wanna buy a ticket into the big boys club , look for a '60 goldie or later A-10 RGS .... remember , these days, this is just entry level in the "big boys club" real weight comes in with at least a square four Ariel and rolls up to a Brough SS100 or Vincent Black Shadow ....

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Reality is, of the choices of BSA "MX" bikes, you are limited. Catalina Scrambler, Victor GP, and B50MX are it for mostly ready to ride MX bikes....all 3 are pricey these days. Once in a while you will find a buy on a B50MX, but it is getting harder to find.

A B25 can be had cheap in either frame, dry or wet. The late wet frames take the least to make into a decent play bike for off road. A dry frame takes more work, as the B25 was a road bike.

A rough B44 would be a good choice, same frame as the dry frame B25 (C15C frame). There is a lot you can do with this frame, depending on your budget and skill. It also has the same steering geometry as the Victor GP frame. Only down side with a B44, is the same swing arm as a B25, which makes it a bit short. But it can be a lot of fun sliding laugh . Not that I would know eek . You can graft a longer swing arm onto it to get it closer to Victor GP which tames a B44 a bit. If you find a rat, you can easily graft on a set of forks off a Bultaco, Husqvarna, etc from the early 70's, lose a lot of weight, get better forks, 21" wheel, etc.

Wet frame bikes aren't bad out of the box. Rear shocks are a little short. Longer shocks help the steering off road. They do have excess baggage you can lose.


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thank you for the great info. have a great weekend. Dan

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what would you guys consider pricy? whats considered a steel? Dan

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Get a B50MX. I race one in AHRMA and can tell you that its a hoot. It will also haul your 225lbs around the track with no problem. Hey, shed a few stone and you can even jump it!

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just the right bike for this fat bastard. thanks for the info. Dan

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Dan,

The Victor is alot of fun to ride.
I'm 225lbs and 6'2" and the bike feels pretty small with just me aboard, but then again when I sat on a Goldie the bike felt small as well.
I think a Triumph T100 would be a great bike for one or two up, a little more grunt than the singles.
Here are a couple of shots of me on the Victor at the Victoria hill-climb.
Notice how big my butt looks on the Victor in the action shot.

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a cunundrum, to be sure. The other Victor in the Hatch boys stables seemed to want to invert on that same hillclimb but it was decided quite rightly that that tendency was user induced. My on off road bike will be the T100 in ISDT form and although the Victor does sound sweet, there's nothing quite like the sound of a T100 wicked on...sometimes it's just a matter of what turns up at what price that can make the decision. Cheers, Wilf.


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bsa hatch. thats exactley what im looking for. what can i expect to pay? Dan


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