Special clip for front changer
Some frequently asked questions
Q. Is it more
A. Certainly - everyone
who has bought one of my frames agrees on this point
and the impressive
results and letters I receive confirm this.
Q. Why is
A.Because I use a vertical tube from the bottom bracket. This
brings the back wheel closer
to the bottom bracket, shortens the drive and
hence makes it more positive and responsive.
A vertical tube will take the
sideward thrust from the cranks better than a sloping seat
A.Yes the small diameter struts from the rear drop-outs to the
vertical tube on the top tube hold it
FIRM and eliminate the whip between
the head and seat when carrying heavy loads, as tourists do.
You can make
the top tube any length without altering the geometry of the frame,
the very short to long to suit all cyclists. It's a real advantage on
Q.What about the extra weight of
A.There is very
little extra weight as the vertical tube is a smaller diameter than a standard
and this almost offsets the extra struts, but the increased
efficiency due to the lack of whip
and its positive drive more than offsets
this many times over.
Q.How did it
get the name?
A. in 1936 it became
an instant success with everyone who used one, improving their times;
they were 'flying' hence the nickname. The word 'gate' may well have been
because it opened up a new concept on design at that
Please contact us if you have any further
questions about this design,