Vintage Steel Bates Bicycle Reynolds 531 Cantiflex Campagnolo Mafac NOS. Never ridden built with NOS frame and components and stored. NOS Vintage Steel Bates Bicycle Reynolds 531 Cantiflex Campagnolo Mafac NOS.This is a rare find, built using a 1990s Bates built by Ron Cooper and using NOS Campagnolo, Mafac, Mavic, Brooks and Royce parts is an amazing find. It has been in a collection for nearly 25 years, Using Reynolds 531 Cantiflex tubing and Diadrant forks this is a piece oh cycling history. I have enclosed an article from Classic Lightweights UK. The company continued to build its Cantiflex frames in a very small way throughout the 1960s. When Horace Bates died in 1968 his son Peter carried on with the business and. Produced in small numbers until the late 1980s. In the early 1990s Peter Bates decided that it was time to retire and this might have spelt the end of the line for the famous Bates Cycles.
However, the design rights for the Bates Cantiflex frame and Diadrant forks were acquired by Ray Etherton who arranged for master frame builder Ron Cooper (who was at one time head frame builder at Gillotts and who later built top quality lightweights under his own name) to continue to build Cantiflex frames to order. In 2001, the production of new Bates Cantiflex frames was taken over by Martin Coopland of Classic Bikes, based in. The frames are still built by the hand of.
Thus, the long tradition of Cantiflex frames continues right up until the present day. Indeed, the latest Bates Volante frameset with its Cantiflex frame tubes and intricate lugwork is as much a work of beauty as the original Bates frames of more than half a century ago. Bates Volante with Reynolds 531 Cantiflex & Diadrant forks built by Ron Cooper.Seat Tube 56cm Centre to Centre. Top Tube 56cm Centre to Centre. Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Gran sport, Mafac racer brakes, Royce Hubs, Mavic Clincher rims. Brookes Saddle 3ttt bars and stem. For serious enquires please message. Please look at the pictures in great detail as they form part of the description, please use zoom. Note: This item is listed with as much information as I can give about the quality, scratches; imperfections and condition. Please call for more information and I will be glad to ask any questions. The item "Vintage Steel Bates Bicycle Reynolds 531 Cantiflex Campagnolo Mafac Royce NOS" is in sale since Tuesday, May 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "diggers158" and is located in Glossop. This item can be shipped worldwide.