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BSA SANTA FE J14 Bicycle

I got this bike for passing my 11+. How cool it was, the first beach cruiser style bike in the uk and probably one of not many surviving. It is now fully restored and in the Cycle Museum. If any one has 2 x blue mudguards please contact the museum on my behalf. They are wide, metallic, blue, BSA transfer and grey moulded rear reflector with red lens. The equivalent girls bike was a Raleigh Pink Witch. Oh happy days, nearly 50 years ago :)


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BSA SANTA FE J14 Bicycle Last post by www.doyouremember.co.uk
25 January 2012

Do You Remember BSA SANTA FE J14 Bicycle?

Do You Remember BSA SANTA FE J14 Bicycle?

  • Anonymous user
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    If I recall correctly, they were metallic turquoise. Mine came to a bit of grief not of my doing and I couldn't match the paint with any of the car aerosol spray cans. Be nice to have it back again, was a good bike and fast when you got momentum.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a BSA Santa Fe! I got mine for my 11th birthday; there was official advice at the time that children should not cycle on roads until they were 11. The advice faded away later; I was a bit miffed when my younger sister got her bike at age 10. It was a great bike, I went everywhere on it. I even used it for two school cycling holidays, one to the south of France, and one to the Costa Brava. Over the Pyrennees on a Sturmey Archer 3-speed! It set me off on a lifetime of cycling. I have been to the National Cycle Museum, and was absolutely delighted to see the Santa Fe there. Shame about the mudguards; although I recall them being a bit 'tinny'.