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 1990’s 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  Bates Cantiflex frames were  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 Scotland. The frames are still built by the hand of  Ron Cooper while Martin Coopland handles the finishing work and the admin between order and delivery. 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” .


Frame:                 Bates Volante with Reynolds 531 Cantiflex & Diadrant forks built by Ron Cooper


Size:                     Seat Tube 56cm Centre to Centre

                             Top Tube 56cm Centre to Centre

Equipment:           Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Gran sport, Mafac racer brakes, Royce Hubs, Mavic                                         Clincher rims Brookes Saddle 3ttt bars and stem


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Vintage Steel Bates Bicycle Reynolds 531 “Cantiflex” Campagnolo Mafac NOS

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