Horace Bates Bicycles are famous for their Reynolds made, proprietary "Cantiflex" tubing, which bulges outward in the center of the tube, and the "Diadrant" double raked  forks, with a reverse curve.

Updated 11.7.2010        Click on the pics to see a larger version

An advertisement in 1936 Cycling
magazine describing the characteristics of tubing.


 Ace rider Stan Butler

1937 Bates

(More to come as the Webmaster
works to restore his 1938  B.A.R. !)

Bates featured in Cycling Plus Magazine article by Paul Vincent

Bates bike with Cantiflex tubing and Diadrant forks
Photos courtesy Peter Paine


The new Bates bikes
Bates are being made today with the famous Cantiflex tubing and Diadrant forks.. Supplies are dwindling but frames are still being built.

The NEW Bates "Volante" with hand cut lugs, round fork blades and all the traditional details.


Ray Etherton's Bates B.A.R.

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Raoul Delmare's new Bates



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