“NEW Bates Volante Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition (no6) 56cm Built from the original fittings around 30 years ago with Reynolds Cantiflex Tubing, Diadrant Forks, Bates mudguard fittings etc by the legendary Ron Cooper and finished with a personal seat tube lug embellishment (KL)”
NEW Vintage Bates Volante Bicycle 56cm Fitted with NEW Campagnolo Chorus, Brooks for sale
NEWVintage Bates Volante Bicycle 56cm Fitted with NEW Campagnolo Chorus, Brooks,Cinelli Equipment…Never Ridden NEWBates Volante Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition (no6) 56cm Built from theoriginal fittings around 30 years ago with Reynolds Cantiflex Tubing, DiadrantForks, Bates mudguard fittings etc by the legendary Ron Cooper and finishedwith personal seat tube lug embellishment (KL)…This bike was built for acustomer local to myself Mr Ken Lee and hung on his wall and never used…Ithas been stripped, cleaned and set up (it had been coated with protectivefilm). Itis rare item and certainly one for serious collector of fine cyclinghistory have enclosed an article from “ClassicLightweights UK” “The company continued to buildits Cantiflex frames in very small way throughout the 1960s. When HoraceBates died in 1968 his son Peter carried on with the businessand Bates Cantiflex frames were produced in small numbersuntil the late 1980s. In the early 1990s Peter Bates decided that it was timeto retire and this might have spelt the end of the line for the famous BatesCycles. However, the design rights for the Bates Cantiflex frame and Diadrantforks were acquired by Ray Etherton who arranged for master frame builder RonCooper (who was at one time head frame builder at Gillotts and who later builttop quality lightweights under his own name) to continue to build Cantiflexframes to order.In 2001, the production of new BatesCantiflex frames was taken over by Martin Coopland of Classic Bikes, basedin Scotland.The frames are still built by the hand of Ron Cooper while MartinCoopland handles the finishing work and the admin between order and delivery.Thus, the long tradition of Cantiflex frames continues right up until thepresent day. Indeed, the latest Bates Volante frameset with its Cantiflex frametubes and intricate lugwork is as much work of beauty as the original Batesframes of more than half century ago” .Size:56cm Frame:NEW Bates Volante Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition (no6) 56cm Built from theoriginal fittings around 30 years ago with Reynolds Cantiflex Tubing, DiadrantForks, Bates mudguard fittings etc by the legendary Ron Cooper and finished witha personal seat tube lug embellishment (KL)… • NEW Cinelli 1A stem • NEW Brooks Titanium Swift Saddle • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Headset • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Seatpost • NEW Campagnolo Chorus 53x39t Crankset • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Aero/Non Aero Brakelevers • NEWCampagnolo Chorus Front Derailleur • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Rear Derailleur • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Brakes • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Bottom Bracket • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Pedals with NEW CampagnoloToe Clips and NEW Campagnolo Leather Straps • NEW Campagnolo Chorus Hubs, laced with MavicClincher rims fitted with NEW Panracer Tourguard tyres • NEW Bar Tape and cables Please look at thepictures in great detail as they form part of the description, please use zoom. Worldwide shipping available(please ask for detailed estimate)For shipping to Asia &Others please message for price ALL Customs, import dutiesand taxes…are the responsibility of the buyer Note:This item is listed with as much information as can give about the quality,scratches; imperfections and condition. Pleasecall for more information and will be glad to ask any questions.
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