[CR]Unique steel crankset...British?

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From: "Warren Young" <wyoung@stonehenge.ca>
To: "Classicrendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 08:53:09 -0400
Subject: [CR]Unique steel crankset...British?

I have an unmarked NOS 46 tooth steel crankset that appears to be of good quality and is very unusual. It is what I would call a four piece set...two arms, an axle and a replaceable chainring. The chainring is held in place with a large 2 inch lockring from the inside. Ther axle is cotterless and square in section like modern axles and has two retaining bolts that thread on to the axle.

It came with a botttom bracket set that works very similar to headset.The axle has no integral bearing surfaces. There are two press-in cups, two cones, two locknuts and washers. However, the two cups are non standard...they appear to be about a eighth of an inch larger than other threadless bottom brackets.I thought it was the same size as the Baylis-Wiley sleeved BB's but this is not the case.

Any ideas what this is and what model of bike it may have come from?