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Thanet Silverlight - 1957

Owned by Maurice Bartle

Silverlight Bartle 1


Frame Thanet Silverlight frame no. 2037; 22" (one of last built at Rotrax by Mike Compton)
Wheels Weinmann rims on large-flange QR Maillard hubs
Chainset Durax single cottered chainset
Pedals Campag with toeclips and straps
Gears Campag Gran Sport 5-speed
Brakes Centrepull
Stem/Bars Thanet stem with Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B34
Extra details This machine was built for Thanet at the Rotrax factory by Mike Compton - see the fine detail work at the bottom bracket below.
Silverlight Bartle 4

Silverlight Bartle 2
Head lugs and stem incorporating the Thanet 'T'
Silverlight Bartle 3
'T' at seat cluster and Thanet curved seat pillar