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Pennine Tandem - 1963

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

FramePennine tandem - 1963; 21" front, 20½" rear. Cable stop for campag handlebar control on down tube, and bridge for Mafac hanger on seatstays
WheelsWeinmann rims on Campagnolo Record large flange hubs
ChainsetChainwheels (in-line - not crossover) - Stronglight 49D with T.A.rings. Chain tensioner- pulley of a Cyclo early gear adjustable mounted on a "lamp bracket boss"
PedalsLyotard platform front and rear
GearsCampag Nuovo Record rear with handle bar-end control
BrakesMafac Racer with half-rubber hoods on levers
Stem/BarsCinelli engraved "Giro de Italia" on steel stem
SaddleCinelli Unicanitor on Campag 2-bolt seatpins
Extra details I was given this tandem 2 years ago in a terrible state by its second owner Mr Frank Blackbond. He and his wife had used it extensively for touring although it had been built origionally as a racing tandem for a member of the Yorkshire R.C.(unfortunately name unknown). A fire in the cellar at Ingleby Rd (where the frames were built by either Jonny Mapplebeck or Graham Saunders) meant that all the records from the days of Whittaker & Mapplebeck and Pennine Cycles were destroyed. Graham Saunders tells me that as far as he is aware only 6 tandem frame were ever built from 1946 onwards and were always to customers specification. He is almost certain that he built this one in 1963.
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Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

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