Old Ned wrote:
Keith, slightly of topic, but I've just seen a photo of Gary Crewe in his amateur days riding a Thanet. One of yours?
One of my friends has a Silverthan which he has restored and rides. He's also a member here and has a copy of Hilary Stone's book on the history of Thanet Cycles.
This Silverlight (which must have cost an arm and a leg to restore) was on display at this year's Classic Show. The triple triangle and 'inset' BB show clearly.
Note also the unusual 'Waller' frame next to it.
Paul, Gary's would have been badged, after I left, could have been any decent make.
I still say the Silverlight (not very light) was rubbish. Never used by racers, the 1 inch tubes very under specified.
The frame here is clearly a Silverthan, but all the "lugwork" of both models has pressed "T"'s brazed on, not part of the lugs.