Re: [CR]'57 Bates frame on e-bay


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 14:53:40 -0500
From: Martin Needleman <mrndlmn@toad.net>
To: Daniel Artley <dartley@co.ba.md.us>
Subject: Re: [CR]'57 Bates frame on e-bay
References: <sfa2659a.039@co.ba.md.us>
In-Reply-To:
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

That's my story and I'm sticking to it 8*) Just repeating information given to me by Martin Coopland from whom I bought the frame (on Ebay) about six months ago. I, also, had the same doubts but, if anyone should know, it's Martin. Martin Needleman Annapolis, MD

Daniel Artley wrote:
> The same seller as the margueritta shifter is offering a 1957 Bates
> Cantiflex repainted frame that looks nice, but includes "Rear Spacing -
> 126mm to accommodate a 5 or 6 speed freewheel" and "Dual Campagnolo
> shifter bosses are original as are the various braze-on fittings."
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=420&item=2199187641
>
> I suspect the frame's been respaced, but a question to the list. When
> did the Campy shifter bosses start being made available for frame
> construction? Not connected to seller, blah, blah, ...
>
> Dan Artley
> Parkton, Maryland