A Bitsa is a British term for something (usually a motorbike) that’s made from bits of this and bits of that….
I had said I would tidy up a bike for a young woman that I work with.
She picked up a CCM 3 Speed from me last week and wanted to give her old bike to her mother. It turned out to be an odd Swedish bike, a Crescent. I ended up getting the bike about 80% back together before I realized that the frame was badly bent…..
A quick visit to George at Parts Unknown produced a very nice Ladies Norman bicycle circa 1960 (pre Raleigh). Anything useable was salvaged from the original bike and transfered, including the aluminum rims, stem and bars, basket, etc.
I was able to salvage some useful 3 Speed parts from the Norman and transfer to some other projects.
The bike is currently set up with a coaster brake back wheel and a single front caliper. The chain guard is from an Eatons Glider.
Not a show bike but quite presentable