Cycles, Bristol, was a unique and innovative bicycle maker who produced
bicycles from 1945 through 1958. The brainchild of Les
Cassel, "the Guv'nor,"
two predominant models were produced:
"Silverthan" a conventional design featuring Thanet's groundbreaking
silver brazing methods.
- The "Silverlight" an unorthodox design as illustrated below. The Silverlight
featured smaller than normal tubes (1" down & seat tube, 7/8" top tubes.)
Note the design that in which the seat and down tube travel below and cradle
the bottom bracket shell...Also notice the extremely small diameter chain