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1949 Bates Cantiflex

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Chris4444, 24 Dec 2016.

  1. Chris4444

    Chris4444 Regular

    my third and favourite Bates

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    Sharky and biggs682 like this.
  2. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    <<< see my pic
  3. OP

    Chris4444 Regular

    Great pic , when was it taken ?
  4. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    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.
    Cheers Keith
  5. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Looking good, Chater Lea made some good stuff :smile:. The lenght of the cotter pin would make my old mentor at Cliff Pratt Cycles (Bunny) shake his head :biggrin: