[CR]Re: Headset for Bates - Unusual (integrated?) headset (Britihs, 1940s)

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Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 09:46:40 -0400
From: "dima" <dima@rogers.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Re: Headset for Bates - Unusual (integrated?) headset (Britihs, 1940s)


Friday, September 7, 2007, 3:26:50 PM, Peter Brown wrote:
> I suggest you look at the pics of my 1939 ladies Bates at
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/peter_brown/Ladies+Bates/ . What
> appears to you to be a race is actually where the loose race sits (one top
> and one bottom), though you might have to remove the paint first in order
> for it to sit snugly. The clip type headsets were made by Chater-Lea and
> Brampton among others.

Thanks Peter. Indeed, I was educated by several list members that what I thought unusual was in fact a very common type of headset in those years (BTW, it appears that the frame I've got was made in 1943). The photos of your bike show it very well.

Now the question is - where do I get one :) - suggestions or better yet, offers, are welcome :)

Dmitry Yaitskov,
Toronto, Canada.