A beautiful Bates. I have always wanted a Bates, and I even have went as far as buying a Diadrant fork, in hopes a frame would later come in my possession(so far, not yet). Bates were known for the wacky fork design and the use of Reynolds Cantiflex tubing, also known as 'cigar tubing.' Cantiflex tubing gets larger in diameter in the center and it looks like a rolled cigar.
The owner of this beautiful bicycle came in inquiring about restoring the bicycle to period correct parts. We were more than happy to help him.