Author Topic: Thanet frames.  (Read 38 times)

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Thanet frames.
« on: Today at 06:28:30 pm »
Last weekend we were in Bristol, in probably the worst weather imaginable.  So to keep out of it, we popped into M Shed, on the quay,  a Bristol life museum.  There was a small selection of bikes, even an early Raleigh Wisp.  Anyway I took a few snaps of this beauty.

IMG_1129 by mark tilley, on Flickr


IMG_1128 by mark tilley, on Flickr

what intrigued me was the bottom bracket arrangement, never seen one like that before, Oh, and its fixed wheel.


IMG_1130 by mark tilley, on Flickr


IMG_1131 by mark tilley, on Flickr


What would be , if any, the advantages of such a design?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Thanet frames.
« Reply #1 on: Today at 06:32:16 pm »
The first advantage is that the manufacturer could be easily identified in photos despite the Cycling magazine obscuring decals that were too visible.

The designer liked how aero engines were similarly cradled in aircraft.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...