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Bicycle - R.L. Bates, 'Cyclone', 1918 Object Reg. No: ST 035166

Summary:
'Cyclone' racing bicycle made in 1918 by R.L. Bates of 2 Queen's Parade, Clifton Hill in Melbourne. Fitted with a rear wheel fixed hub with wooden wheel rims. The name 'Long Jack Fitzsimons' is painted on the cross-tube of the steel frame.
Description:
Metal bicycle with frame painted blue with white decorative motifs and black and white inscriptions. There is a leather seat and wooden rims on the wheels.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from R. Bates, 1984
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 980 mm (Height), 440 mm (Width), 1745 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: bicycles, bicycle racing, cycles
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Cycles
Tertiary Classification: bicycles
Inscriptions: On top tube: LONG JACK .FITZSIMONS.
On head tube and seat tube: BUILT BY / R.L. BATES / 2 QUEENS PDE / CLIFTON HILL / VIC 1918
On down tube: CYCLONE
On leather seat: MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN / BROOKS / CHAMPION B17 PRINTER
Maker: R. Bates, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1918
User: Mr Jack (Long) Fitzsimons

Victorian Cyclist.

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aaron Posted on 10 May 2012 2:40 PM
I have a 1940s era bates bicycle hand made I think and hand painted would love find out the history about it

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