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Am currently trying to get a BSA BB32R Gold Star back on the dirt and of in need of a brakeless rear wheel setup. Thanks! Kevin

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Dunlop WWII 19' Shouldered Alloy Rim

Do you mean WM2?


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Oh Boy, yes Jon. One of my senior, senior moments. Thank you very much!


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I'm going to assume the QD unit single hub is different from the BB32R?

I stripped a bike ( a B40 I got from Hacksaw) a long time ago that had 19" rear and an 19” front......shouldered alloy. They're hanging in the shop.

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Originally Posted by Kevin Victor
Oh Boy, yes Jon. One of my senior, senior moments. Thank you very much!

Ha ha ha....you are welcome, Kevin!


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Hello Gordon! That, I cannot answer as this Goldie stuff is all new to me. I am a newbie. If you are interested in parting with it, I would probably take a gamble on it that it could work. This is going to be a long project and a lot of head scratching. I do have some local friends on board, but not what I would call "expert" help. Please let me know if you would sell it, and I guess worst case scenario, it go from hanging on your shop wall to hanging on mine. Thank you! KC


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What I have would be the same thing you'd have on your 69 VS. (QD hub and brake set up)

Let me take a look at them and get a photo or two. I don't remember them being show quality.......more like solid used. I "think" there's some screw holes in them......probably used for racing.

I could send you a whole B44/40/25 QD set up for the rear if that would work with your frame.

Shipping prices are really high right now IMO..........maybe we could figure out how to get them closer to you through a "hand off". I have friends that road race AHRMA......and we might be able to work something out???? If you're not in a big hurry???

Right now..........I don't sell stuff so you might be in luck.

I haven't really looked at those in a long time. I was real excited about them when I first got them but with the 19 rear and an 18 front......couldn't figure out what I'd actually use them for.

I'll get a chance today to have a look. You can look at you're 69 set up and see if that could be made to work. I don't know doodle about Gold Stars.

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Okay......it's not a Dunlop.... sorry. It's a Borrani Record. WM2 19 Shouldered Alloy laced to a BSA unit single QD hub.

The front is a 19” WM3 with no markings ( akront maybe?) But it looks the part and is teamed up with a HEAVY 8" brake.

Musta been owned by one of those fellows that hates rim locks.........because they had a much better idea. Just use 4 sheet metal screws on each side of the rim. That'll fix it. OH.......then break off one screw.....and for some reason there is one hole with a broken screw still in it and a hole on either side of that one too. Brilliant.

OR........It was somebody who didn't have the money to fix it right and just got by with what they had......if that's the case.....my hat's off to them. My kinda rider.

Looking at the spokes and nipples.....I think I can strip it down to just the rim????

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Oh Gordon, you had me chuckling! Your a great story teller. Thank you very much for doing all the digging. Sometimes I can get real dirty looking through the "stuff". Right now, (things could change) I'm gonna shoot for a Dunlop mainly because that's what the front is and they left the factory that way, (so I have read). I will not forget our conversation, and will keep your setup in my back pocket. Thank you again so much! And I really do appreciate you doing what you have already done! KC


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No worries Kevin……someone already spoke up for it if you didn’t want it.

But I made a mistake going by memory. Once I had them down and the tape out.

I was remembering incorrectly that the front was an 18”.

It’s not…….it’s a 19” WM3.

Why in world????? I’ve never been a fan of chasing your tail racing so maybe thats what the setup was for?

Reminded me why they have been hanging the shop all this time.


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Seen a lot of Gold Star flat trackers, and other makes of the same period, but never saw one with Dunlop alloy rims. They are too soft and easily damaged for that sort of thing. Borrani was the rim of choice and later Akront. Also, vintage Borrani and Akront are much cheaper to buy.


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Haha Gordon! Seems like I'm always lookin at someone's rear tire. And the next thing ya know, it's my own tire I'm looking at going by me. Thanks! Kevin


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Won't have any disagreements from me on the price. Dunlops are very pricey! Just trying to put back on it what it left the factory with. Call me stupid, won't be the first or the last!


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If you look at an original BSA add for a factory flat track racer they did not come with alloy rims. They came with a 21" steel front and a 19" steel rear. I doubt many actively raced bikes were left in factory configuration for very long.


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Ok Laurence, I was just going by a gentleman in Oklahoma that has restored a BB32R and it was highlighted in a magazine in, I think 2017 article. The owner was a gentleman who raced them back in the mid 60's who found a basket case many years later, (I think 2016) and restored it to his configuration. I'm going to get the privilege to meet him hopefully in the near future, as he has volunteered to help with any advice he can give. The article listed the usual facts, HP, carburetor, fuel capacity, wheels, tires, etc. It was listed as having 19" Dunlops front and rear. Now that I think about it and after reading your statements, that could have just been his own personal preference and not factory specs. Will hopefully soon learn the answers to his bike. Thanks and regards to you, Kevin


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I have a page some one cut out of a 1956 Cycle magazine announcing the availability of the factory flat track BSA model. If you want a copy send a email to [email protected] and I will reply with a photo. I don't have the capability to post photos on this forum.


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Originally Posted by slow learner
I have a page some one cut out of a 1956 Cycle magazine announcing the availability of the factory flat track BSA model. If you want a copy send a email to [email protected] and I will reply with a photo. I don't have the capability to post photos on this forum.


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