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#31 pete_scorpa3

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

It never really worked back then . Triumph seemed to work, they have been taking on the big 4 for a while now....


The Chapman BSA would have been a success if it'd had Bloors millions backing it like Triumph. As it was, the bike was turned into a trials bike by a couple of fellas in a workshop in Evesham. :icon_salut:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

The Chapman BSA would have been a success if it'd had Bloors millions backing it like Triumph. As it was, the bike was turned into a trials bike by a couple of fellas in a workshop in Evesham. :icon_salut:


Sorry I wasn't referring to the bike in question I was referring to the use of established names like the BSA tracker, Brigand and Beaver, it was just a name. People bought the rights to names and they could pin them to anything.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

The Chapman BSA would have been a success if it'd had Bloors millions backing it like Triumph. As it was, the bike was turned into a trials bike by a couple of fellas in a workshop in Evesham. :icon_salut:

You think?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

In 1989 it was estimated that John Bloor put $60,000,000 of his own money into Triumph.

http://www.motorcycl...motorcycle.html

I think this may have made some difference to the Chapman BSA :)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

What an astute buisness move to realise Triumph name was worth something.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

Bloor made a mint out of property in the better times, he needed another "interest". Astute, right place right time etc etc .
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Hi CMITCHELL,

I have just purchased a Chapman BSA, frame no. TR001 thought to be the first of the 3 prototypes.
I am just starting to strip it down for total restoration. As I live on the Dorset/ Wiltshire border I wondered if its possible to come and look at yours and take dimensions of all the decals for reproducing as all mine are gone!!
Or could you email some close-ups with dims?
Many thanks

Kev

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

Kev

Happy for you to come and have a look, I'm in Somerset. I will also post some close ups with dims for you and others to see. I take it you were the lucky one who picked up the one on ebay!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Hi CMitchell,

Some close-ups would be good thankyou, Yes its the one from ebay! Its already completely stripped and I have carried out frame repairs & alterations to the back end as it should not have a loop!
I have carried this out working from your photo on trials central so a few Dims would be nice also as I can check and change before it goes to paint next week.
I have been in contact with Mick Chapman who has been very helpful.
You can send the photo,s to k.haskell493@btinternet.com if you would prefer.

Cheers Kev

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

Hi, Would love to see some images of the Chapman ....

Cheers Paul.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hi,
Finaly i have managed to find out something about these bikes. I have been trying for years and until now couldnt find anything. I've been reading the threads on these bikes and they have been very interesting to read. Saw the bike on ebay for sale a while back. Was wondering if anyone knew the value of these bikes?

Scott


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