I want to interrupt the current OT thread(s) to let everyone know that my new Bates have arrived! Yes, not one but TWO beautiful frames are in my possession, for me and my lovely bride (62cm for me, 53cm for her). They are Volante models with fancy chromed lugs and chromed dropouts, Diadrant forks, Cantiflex tubing, and a flamboyant RED color that just glows in the rare sunshine that we have around here! I can't wait to get these put together and put some miles and smiles on them.
And what a great pair of companions for my 1961 Bates!
Thanks go to Martin Coopland, for the great communication throughout the process!
Now, back to our regular contributors' rants.
in foggy Arcata, CA