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Bates track bike (Aussie)

Bike tags: Track bike | australian aus campagnolo major taylor
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Bates (Aussie handmade in Melbourne - late 60s?) with really nice hand painted pin-stripes and embellishments.

Bought it complete from a track racer, swapped the fork out and rode it for a couple of years rain, hail or shine. I can't bear to risk the beautiful paintjob anymore, so it only gets occasional sunny rides these days. Rebuilding it with some different parts (and the original fork). More photos and details to come sometime soon.

People who friended this bike vincent, J Juicy, jguerry, boomboomWOW, velocepedestrian


Wow, that paintjob is priceless, would love to see some more pics.


My neighbor gave me one of these guys for free a few weeks ago. Hand-made in Australia, beautiful lugs and paint job. Unfortunately the paints deteriorated in some spots. Any idea what these may be worth?

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