[CR] Rare Bates of London (Non-Cantiflex) Version


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 02:33:05 +0000
From: Norris Lockley <nlockley73@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Rare Bates of London (Non-Cantiflex) Version


This should be a very good bike as it belongs to Ray Etherton , the former owner of the rights to the Bates name. I think that the builder used by Ray was Ron Cooper..and we all know that he can string a good frame together.

I'm surprised that Ray has not put any more photos on the advert to show the lugwork. Are we supposed to assume ( I haven't read the full description) that the lugs are those extremely curley ones that Len Phipps cut for him?

Ray is also selling his Raleigh...so I wonder if he is giving up on biking..I know he keeps talking about moving to France..but that's all the more reason to have a bike, although the lanes in the part of the UK where he lives can provide lovely old-style riding.

Norris Lockley

Settle UK