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Thanet Silverthan - 1947

Owned by: John Faulkener

Silverthan John RB 1


Frame Thanet Siverthan - 1947 - frame SS1213; 22" chrome road frame:  Braze ons:
Pump pegs on down tube; cable guides under the top tube; mudguard fixings on fork + seat-stays; Cyclo(?) spring locator behind BB and bracket for rear mech on chainstays.
Lamp bracket on RH fork blade; chain hanger on seat stay
Wheels Large-flange Chater-Lea hubs on 26" alloy rims - Dunlop white Sprite tyres
Chainset Chater-Lea with 40t chainring
Pedals Chater-Lea
Gears Suntour 5-speed Skitter derailleur with Suntour down tube lever
Brakes Lytaloy side-pull brakes
Stem/Bars Reynolds alloy stem with Reynolds Hiduminium Marsh pattern bars
Headset
Saddle Brooks B17 laced on alloy seat pin
Extra details Brooks saddle support. Bluemels Airweight mudguards. Delivered November 1947 to Mr. H C Lines, of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire who kept a detailed log of his journeys and total mileage was 124,469 up until 1972 when he died. The bicycle was kept in storage by his son, Mr J Lines, since then and bought by me in May 2008.  There are remnants of the decals on the down-tube and seat-tube. Both appear to have been quite ornate and of a type not known to Nick Tithecot at Lloyds.  The down-tube transfer/decal is a wraparound 20cm long. The seat-tube one is more indistinct but at least 23cm long and wraparound also. The Reynolds sticker is missing but remnants of the adhesive remain.

Thanet Silverthan RB 3
Thanet Silverthan RB 2
Above: detail of Lytaloy front brake and Thanet 'T' lug

Left: Silverthan awaiting tape for bars