I was always bemused by that fact that a UK bike manufacturer would put the slot for the seat clamp on the back of the tube where all the mud, c**p and spray from the wheel can get in and rot the bottom bracket.
Yeah but the later one like mine had a forward facing seat clamp, 2 drain holes in the BB shell and lots more clearance, Thats why mine's as it is, best of both worlds. Anyway, don't be soft, just run a 1.8 on the back in the winter, you'l be fine!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.