Lot 326: A circa 1937 Bates Brothers, Lightweight Bicycle



2015-11-04 16:24:45

Lot 326: A circa 1937 Bates Brothers, Lightweight Bicycle, having a 22-inch black enamelled Cantiflex 531 tubed frame numbered 9065, with gilt box lining and Bates decals, it also features Bates 'Diadrant' front forks and Rigida mudguard eyes, Chater-Lea chain wheel and 6?-inch removable cranks, a sports KS6 Sturmey Archer rear hub and top tube mounted quadrant change, semi-drop 18-inch handlebars, Brooks B17 saddle, Resilion 'Cantilette' brakes and cream Bluemels mudguards with a 'Spearpoint' front extension and a 1937 dated 'Coronation' rear cover. Ready for the road, it sports a pneumatic pump, a rare 12-volt Dynohub front hub dynamo with its correct front and rear lamps, together with a chromium-plated bell. (1) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £700-900
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