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Bates 'Vegrandis' - 1951



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Image - Horst Friedrichs


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
Gears Single fixed-wheel 
Brakes GB 'Coureur' hiduminium front brake 
Stem/Bars GB alloy Spearpoint stem with Bailey bars
Headset Brampton
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extras 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.
Bates head Vegrandis 51
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Bates seat 250