Custom Frames

Been There Got the Photo

We wish to thank all the customers who have kindly supplied photos of their Dave Yates bikes for this gallery.

 

Do you own a Dave Yates bike? Have you been to some interesting, unusual or amusing corner of the universe on it? If so, please share the photographic evidence with us so we can add it to the site. You can email your photos (preferably as JPEGs) by clicking here.


 

Wayfarers to Rome

 

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William and Bronwyn Marques cycled from Canterbury to Rome on their Dave Yates Wayfarers in summer 2007. The trip is approx 1,900 km, plus the distance from their home in Hertfordshire to Canterbury!

 

Diabolo in Denmark........

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A Dave Yates Diabolo, built in 1991, restored to its former glory after a re-spray in 2007.
 

"The frame has a LOT of memories connected to it - I've raced against (and been humiliated by) Henrik Djernis, Michael Rasmussen, and Steve Peat on it. It's the bike I rode in the Dark Peak area (which I miss like hell) until I moved to Denmark. I have tried a lot of bikes in my time and it's been the bike that has stayed in use longest and it's had a lot of kit fitted onto it. I've had the option of some very tasty MTBs during my time with Heino Cykler and my previous employer, Jupiter, and none of the mountain bikes have been able to bear the comparison."

David Bouch


A Wayfarer in Armenia.........
 

 

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"I'm just back from a months hard riding in Armenia.  Tougher than the Pyrenees or the Alps.  Over 82,000 ft of climbing.

Anyway, I was riding my faithful Wayfarer which you built 4 years or so ago.  What a comfortable ride.  Feels like it has suspension.  The roads were the worst I've ever encountered, and even when you find a repair crew (as in the photo above) all they do is bring out a pneumatic drill, dig up a load of holes and then go away.  They don't fill them up - that''s for next year's budget.

I was riding with Pete Jarvis who appears in both photos.  Good pic of the bike, Rohloff included."

Bruce Logan


Made for singletrack........

 

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Philip Diprose's 853 singlespeed ATB with Paragon machine works sliding dropouts.

 

White Horse Challenge........

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Kevin Meaney riding his Audax Populaire in the 2007 White Horse Challenge, Wiltshire
 

Land's End to John o Groats on a Dave Yates Wanderer.......

 

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Keat Wong and his Wanderer pictured at the start and finish of his End to End ride in September 2006. Keat was raising money to buy a sonar imaging machine for his local Dialysis Unit on his 14 day, 1033mile ride.


Export to Sweden.......

 

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A Dave Yates Super Randonneur
built up in Sweden, awaiting that first ride!

 

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"A Superb bike"
                             Pär Lindén


Built to last...........

 

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Dave Yates low profile time trial frame, built in 1989 for Paul Curran of the Percy Bilton team

 

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The same frame, riden by Steve Bungay in 2005!

 

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A lightweight touring frame built in 1996, pictured here above left en route from from Caen to Montpellier in May 2005, and above right, in the big hills of Shropshire - part of a tour of the Welsh Mountains and Shropshire hills in  July 2006 .

 

The same Dave Yates MTB in 3 different guises in Patagonia.......


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"First things first, the frame that Dave built was absolutely spot-on. After discussing what I wanted out of the frame he went ahead and made it reality…a bike that would comfortably take me and a load of kit several hundred kilometres through remote parts of the globe yet still have the geometry to allow proper, un-laden off-road riding along the way. A third requirement was for it to look good. Taste may be a fickle thing but I feel that in this he also succeeded."

 

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Read more about Hal Eriksen's bike and trip to Patagonia by clicking here

 

From Norway to the French Riviera on a Dave Yates Hosteller.......


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Click here to read more about Graham Leslie's 2,000 mile journey from Norway to the French Riviera via Sweden, Denmark, Germany & Italy.

 

 

 

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2 heavily laden Dave Yates expedition bikes at St Martial (on the way up the Gerbier de Jonc). Click here to read more.

 

 

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Barry Lucoch at John 0'Groats after
completing the End to End

 

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American customer Ed Felker's bike at Innerleithen on the London Edinburgh London Audax, July 2001


 

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Rob Hawks is now the owner of the bike made for Ed Felker shown at Innerleithen in 2001. Here it is in 2006, and with Rob cruising through the vinyards of Sonoma County riding his first 600Km Brevet.

 

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Product testing in Mallorca (someone has to do it!) Dave Yates with his new 'compact' pictured at the top of Sant Salvador, the last control in the Los Dos Santuaris 200K audax (left) and at the start of the Pollensa Seafront TT (right).

 

 

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A Dave Yates tourer 'lost in N. Africa' A Dave Yates MTB tourer at 17,582ft on the Taglangla pass

 

 

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A Joe Waugh racer visiting the 1998 Tour de France. Col de la Madeleine (left) and Mount Ventoux (right). Photos courtesy of Dave Lawrance

 

 

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A Dave Yates Super Randonneur (minus mudguards) Col collecting in Spain

 

 

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Cliff Sore pictured at the highest spot in Thailand