Hi Dennis
after 3 hours of training in Sub Zero temperatures today I had thoughts of a long hot summer blazed in my mind. Here are some photos of my Grass Track bike to give us all a thought of green ovals, sunny days, long evenings, enthusiastic crowds, prizes.
The frame was built by Ron Cooper in 2002 and transferred as a "Bates BAR". Reynolds tubing, Chater Lee drop outs at the rear, Campag at the front on the fattest pair of fork blades I could find. Plenty of clearance for the Barum G13 tubulars glued and taped on to the sublime Ambrosio Metamorph rims, with Durex finish. If any one knows where I can get more Barum G13 tubulars please contact me. I tried one of the newer TA track chainsets on this and I like it. Fork crown is drilled as I occasionally do a little on road motorpaced training on this bike and having a brake helps.
It is the far and away the best grass track bike I have ever ridden. Looks nice too. Roll on summer.

Regards Martin Coopland, Scotland, www.BatesBicycles.com REClassicBikes@aol.com