1954 Bates B.A.R.

serial number 17148B, 23.75" seat tube ctt, 22.75" top tube ctc, 74° head tube, 71° seat tube, 40 7/8" wheelbase, Reynolds 531 double butted tubing, Cantiflex frame tubes (larger diameter thinner walls in middle), Diadrant forks (double curve), Nervex Professional lugs (fork crown D/B. Randonneur Feature Cut No. 7). Purchased from Peter Paine.

Components: Huret Tour de France rear gear; Huret lever front changer; Huret downtube shifter; Stronglight Competition cottered steel cranks; 48-52 Simplex black steel & alloy chainrings; four speed Regina G.S. Corse freewheel [16-19-23-28; 45-85 gear inches]; 3/32" Renold chain; Chater Lea Sprint pedals; GB Professionnel stainless steel toe clips; Resilion 40o free/fixed rear hub and 32o front hub; Sun CR18 700c rims; TDC headset; Beborex drillium sidepull brakes and Beborex brake levers; Jagwire X-Caliper brake pads; ribbed cable housing; 3" GB stem; GB handlebars; TA handlebar water bottle cage; Milremo handlebar plugs; Wrights Olympian 56L saddle; Ideale No. 3 saddle clamp; BW dometop steel 26.8mm seatpin

Weight: 26.5 pounds



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