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Bates BAR - 1950 (BD)

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bob Damper

HISTORY: frame bought from Doug Pinkerton on eBay, August 2007. Other parts bought from various jumbles, eBay, personal contacts in V-CC etc.

FrameBates BAR frame no. U2U 14483, dates the frame as September 1950 (checked with Martin Coopland), seat tube 23½", top tube 23", wheelbase 41½"; frame renovation in Oxford Blue and Silver by Vaz Finishes, lugs outlined in white
WheelsConloy rims 26x1¼" 0n Racelite 32H front hub, Sturmey Archer ASC 40H rear hub.
ChainsetStronglight cranks, Aluvac 46T chainring, Bayliss-Wiley bottom-bracket
PedalsPhilips Philite, unknown (but very interesting) toe clips, Boeris straps. Does anyone know what these toe clips are (see picture)?
GearsSturmey Archer ASC 3-speed fixed hub, January 1950
BrakesGB Coureur Hidiminium
Stem/BarsCinelli badged/chrome stem with GB Ventoux handlebars
Saddle Brooks B17F on Titan alloy seat pin. (Special thanks to Neil Foddering for the gift of the seat pin.) Acccording to Hilary Stone, the B17F was introduced in late 1952 so it's almost period-correct!
Extra detailsChossy saddlebag, Brooks bag support. Bluemels Airweight mudguards. Special Features: Constrictor front fork lamp bracket, F H Grubb fork mounting bracket for Lucas cyclometer

PROJECTS: I need to re-route the Sturmey controls along the down tube and seat stay so that I can fit the very nice 19″ Ad-Hoc white pump I acquired from Dave Marsh to the pegs under the top tube. I want to replace the 60s/70s Ventoux handlebars with something closer to period-correct.

Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bob Damper

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