Unusual frame design- speculation encouraged
I'm intrigued by this 30's vintage frame, the wire stays to be exact. Any speculation on their function would be greatly apprciated.
The top tube wires and stay wires seem to be acting like the standing rigging on the mast of a sailboat to support the seatpost tube.
Not so sure about the bottom tube and rear fork wires. Are they two separate sets of wires or a continous wire begining from the headtube, rounding the bottom of the BB and terminating at the dropouts?
I have little information about the frame other than it was built by Fletcher-Kain and it appears to have been well used by the looks of the photo.
Any speculation on the configuration of the wires would be much appreciated.