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Bates BAR - 1948

Owned by: Keith Hellon

Bates KH RB 1

Frame 1948 Bates BAR; Frame no. U12002; Seat tube 22¼"; Top tube 23½"; WB 41"
Wheels Sun alloy 26" rims on SA/Harden hubs
Chainset Stronglight steel 3-arm with 52T ring
Pedals Constrictor Cobra
Gears Sturmey-Archer ASC with 18T sprocket
Brakes GB Hiduminium side-pull
Stem/Bars GB Hiduminium 2½" with Alloy Bailey bars
Headset Clip type
Saddle Wrights modified with alloy seatpin
Extra details As was traditional with Bates models, the frame has a relatively long top-tube hence the short stem

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