Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Chris4444, 24 Dec 2016.
my third and favourite Bates
<<< see my pic
Great pic , when was it taken ?
That was in 1967, when I was 17, just finishing my first 50. My Bates was the BAR model and I had from about 1964 to just after this photo when I traded it in for a more modern RJ Quin. Have fond memories of it. Bought a straight forks Bates in the late 80's, but it wasn't the same.
Looking good, Chater Lea made some good stuff . The lenght of the cotter pin would make my old mentor at Cliff Pratt Cycles (Bunny) shake his head
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