Bates 'Vegrandis' - 1951
Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
|Frame||24" - Frame No. V 1 E 15977 – 16th May 1951 - 531 Cantiflex tubing - Finish in red with yellow rear end and forks (restored as original paint job) - lugs lined in gold - Diadrant forks - road rear ends – Bates mudguard eyes - pump pegs under top tube – cable guide BB plus cable stop on chainstay - 23½” top tube - 11" bottom bracket height - 17¼" chainstays - 40¼" wheelbase -|
|Wheels||Harden large flange Bacon Slicer hubs - 32/40 - rear single fixed - 15/17 double butted spokes - Conloy Asp HP rims - Continental tyres|
|Chainset||Chater Lea fluted cranks - 6½" with 46T ring - TDC Bottomracket|
|Pedals||Chater Lea with Christophe toe-clips and Binda straps|
|Brakes||GB 'Coureur' hiduminium front brake|
|Stem/Bars||GB alloy Spearpoint stem with Bailey bars|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Swallow|
|Extra details||Lightweight bell. Stopwatch with handlebar clip. This unusual paintjob is a copy of the original as specified by the first owner.
No longer built to the above specification but still here as a reference.