A Custom Bike With A Heavy English Accent

lcfab1lcfab2lcfab3This custom illustrates the trend of building a retro bike from the ground up using major parts from different legendary manufacturers. In this case starting from a 1973  Triumph (modified with 32-degree of rake and fuel in frame with fuel pump), using a restored 1967 BSA A65T (fitted with a Mikuni side draft carburetor and a Joe Hunt Magneto) and BSA transmission. It is the work of LC Fabrications in Virginia. 

And I guess that they called  their project “Birmingham Bee Liner” because the English brand BSA means Birmingham Small Arms (due to financial difficulties BSA stopped its production in 1973 and was bought by the Norton Villiers Triumph company). At LC Fabrications, Jeremy Cupp and Shane Ramey fabricated and machined the Girder front end, the exhaust system, and many other parts, and made the English bike roll on a 21″ warp 9 front and 18″ warp 9 rear wheels wrapped with Maxxis Dual sport tires. Maybe a bike that BSA & Triumph should have produced together in 1973 when they join forces. LC Fabrications.

16 Responses to “A Custom Bike With A Heavy English Accent”

  1. 1 Dr Robert Harms Sep 14th, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Im assuming its finished . Can you help me out with the location of the gas tank ?

  2. 2 Brandon Sep 14th, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Robert Harms. Gas tank under the seat with a fuel pump.

  3. 3 Mazz Sep 14th, 2009 at 6:36 am

    This is very cool!! The kids and I at the BMHS Bike Klub are building an A65L this year!!

    Very nice!! Any spare parts kicking around??


  4. 4 Ross Tomas Sep 14th, 2009 at 7:34 am

    these guys have an intresting story to tell
    you guys are up the top with pro builders when it comes to details
    hope to see you guys in sturgis next year


  5. 5 LCFab Sep 14th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    gas in frame, vaccuum operated pump, oil is under seat.

  6. 6 Black Sunshine Customs Sep 14th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I had a chance to meet these two guys at the Smoke Out this year. Really nice guys and they do great work. The bike looks even better in person.

  7. 7 BREWdude Sep 14th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Really a sweet bike as always from these guys! Looks better yet in person

  8. 8 gustian Sep 14th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Looks verry cool,

    I like it verry much but still….., I miss the traditional gas tank.

    It gives me the impression, the bike is not finished.

    But hey …who am I , guess I’m getting old (lol) and we must keep an open mind for somthing new.

    Keep up the good work !!

    peace Gustian

  9. 9 RON STONE Sep 14th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Just looked at their website, these guys build some cool stuff!!!!

  10. 10 Bob Walker Sep 14th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I met these guys a couple times, at the Smokeout in North Carolina and Carlisle Summer Bikefest in Carlisle PA, and had the opportunity to talk with them at the Hampster Holiday Inn at Sturgis. They are the nicest and most down to earth dudes. Lookin forward to more cool stuff!

  11. 11 Joe Mielke Sep 15th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Congrats guys,
    Did the bikes make it home to you guys alright?


  12. 12 adam@customfighters Sep 15th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    saw this bike at the Carlisle BIke fest 09. A beautiful machine for sure. One of the few non-streetfighters that my camera actually took pics of!

  13. 13 LCFab Sep 15th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    thanks joe and congrats on IW feature

  14. 14 jatinder pal Sep 16th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Innovative machine without v twin…cool.

  15. 15 strit_CHC Sep 17th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    yet another awesome bike from LC, great guys and great details.

  16. 16 Dr Robert Harms Sep 20th, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Hmm. The oif frame to hold gas. Really really limited capacity. What does an OIF frame hold ? 3 quarts — maybe 4 if totally filled as the fill is/was quite high ? BTW –riding a tankless frame bike is not a thrill when scratching you nose. Very disorienting. I know. I ride a Wraith.

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