[CR]'49 R O Harrison Shortwin...what a strange seat tube!

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From: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 06:35:09 -0400
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Subject: [CR]'49 R O Harrison Shortwin...what a strange seat tube!

I am on the UK Classic light Weights site looking at a bike called a R O Harrison Shortwin. The year seems seems a bit uncertain being given in the URL as 1947 and on the caption as 1949. http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/ROHarrisonShortwin1947.html This has the seat tube joining the down tube a couple of inches forward of the bottom bracket shell. This gives a very strange angle to the seat tube. I am wondering if this is unique to this maker? Is there a logic for this arrangement that escapes me? Perhaps some of our Brit members has some light to shed on this? Never seen such an arrangement before.
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi