Bates Track Bike

Tinker
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Bates Track Bike

Postby Tinker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:38 pm

Just looking for a bit more information dating wise (60's?) for a friends bike and any other general knowledge that can be passed on in regards to its make up. It's very light and as the photos show it seems to have some nice gear on it.

Any insight would be appreciated.


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Re: Bates Track Bike

Postby stevendavid75 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi ...cant help you with the date..but i can tell you its about my size!! :wink:

Nice bike!

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Re: Bates Track Bike

Postby Tinker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:26 pm

Thanks, i'm in the same position as you though. I don't get to own it :lol:

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Re: Bates Track Bike

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:29 pm

That frame is more 70s as the angles are to tight for a 60s frame. I had one custom made for me, around 73/74 and was 531 tubing. :wink:

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Re: Bates Track Bike

Postby cotterpin » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:46 am

It's a bit hard to tell from these shots, but this frame was built in 66' and just as tight if not tighter than the Bates.
Oddly enough it's first paint job was the same colour as the Bates frame.
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Re: Bates Track Bike

Postby rkelsen » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:58 am

Wow. Nice bike.

I can't help with its past, but would happily volunteer to help with its future! 8) I know, take a number, right?

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