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Baines' Flying Gate - A Uniquely Designed Race Bicycle

The unique design of the classical British bicycle VS37 was invented by the brothers Reg and Willie Baines. In the 1930s, cycling magazines were filled with articles and instructions for building bicycle frames. The Baines Brothers began building bicycles in 1934, using standard frames, until Reg remembered a certain frame he had seen in a book from 1890.

Although it was thought then that short chainstays would make a more efficent frame because the bottom bracket flexed less, Reg thought that rather than use a curved seat pin on a conventional frame to retain the correct rider position, it would be much more efficient to extend the top tube beyond the seat tube and then mount the seat pin on its end. When this model was first produced in the 1930s, it won numerous races. It was manufactured in small quantities up until 1940, when demand increased and the brothers opened two more production depots. Production was stopped in 1953, and was not renewed again under the 1980s, when Trevor Jarvis purchased the rights to the design and made Flying Gate into an official brand name.


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