Lot 327: A circa 1948 Bates 'Best All Rounder' Lightweight Bicycle

DominicWinter

2015-11-04 16:24:45

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Lot 327: A circa 1948 Bates 'Best All Rounder' Lightweight Bicycle. Having a 23-inch cream enamel Cantiflex 531 tubed frame with box lining and Bates decals, albeit with two Westcliff on Sea transfers, this delightful bicycle features Bates Diadrant front forks, a Chater-Lea chain set and fluted 7-inch cranks driving a fixed-wheel Sturmey Archer ASC three-speed hub gear dated February 1950, with an alloy shell, also, a pair of Resillion brakes, the front being lockable, Reynolds handlebar extension with a 'Coloral' water bottle and quick release carrier fitted, correct gear lever, aluminium pump, Bluemels 'Lightweight' mudguards supported by Rigida eyes, rat-trap pedals and toe clips. Coming with this lot is also a spare Chater-Lea chain ring and a large flange front hub. (3) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £700-900
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