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Thanet Silverlight c. 1947

Submitted by Mario Romeo


Thanet Silverlight c.1947, frame no. SL1336; seat tube 58cm C-C, top tube 58cm C-C
700c Cerchi Clement rims on 32/40 Airlite large-flange hubs
Chainset Chater-Lea 'drumstick' round-arm cranks with Chater-Lea 50T chainring
Pedals Chater-Lea - tommy-bar version
Gears Single-speed fixed - 17T
Brakes GB Hiduminium front and rear with 'Shockstops' on levers
Stem/Bars  Reynolds steel with Marsh steel bars
Saddle  Mansfield 'Eclipse' with original curved seat post
Extra details  Blumels guards with rubbers on the attachments clips end. CL lamp fitting, Shockstops, cyclo wingnuts and mounted watch 

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Left: Classic Thanet seat cluster
Right: Bottom bracket with unit sitting in down tube/seat tube cradle

Thanet head lugs

Nice combination of stem/bars/brakes and stopwatch

Image showing box lining and paintwork