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Bates BAR - 1944-45

Owned by Sorrel Gilbert

Bates PK 1-450 
Frame Bates BAR;  19 ½”;  (1944/5) Frame No: 010663 U;  22” top tube; 
17 ¼” chainstays; 2 ¼” fork rake; Cantiflex tubing, Diadrant forks – finished white with red seat panel and lug lining. Repainted by Mario Vaz.
Wheels 26” x 1¼” Weinmann Alloy HP rims on Racelite LF G/F hubs
Chainset Chater Lea steel chainset with round cranks - 42 x 3/32 chainring
Pedals Brampton B8 pedals with Christophe toe-clips and  straps
Gears Simplex Tour de France 4-speed with Simplex lever - 4-speed  Regina block 15-24 teeth
Brakes Early Burlite levers and stirrups
Stem/Bars GB alloy ‘Spearpoint’ stem–3" with GB Capo Berta Alloy 38cm barsTDC (floating) headset
Headset TDC (floating) headset
Saddle Brooks B15
Extras Also has option of Fiamme sprints on Airlite L/F hubs

Bates PK 5s
Early BAR head lugs and fork crown
Bates PK 4s
Head lugs from the front, also Burlite brake stirrups
Bates PK 6s
Burlite levers on 7/8" bars to accommodate small diam. clamp