|Pennine Italia 1965 frame number 65117; 60cm seat tube; green with
white panels and head tube
| Mavic sprint rims on Campag large-flange hubs
and Continental Giro tubs protected by flint catchers
||Stronglight 49D alloy cotterless with TA double
rings 47/50 on converter
||Campagnolo Gran Sport steel pedals with
Christophe clips and straps
||Campagnolo Gran Sport rear with Valentino front
and bar-end levers
||Universal 51 levers with Mafac centre-pull
||Stem and bars 3TTT
saddle with Campagnolo seat pin
have had a Pennine 'gas' pump since the 60's but didn't
the connection with Whitaker and Mapplebeck until reading
on this site. This made me think that it would be good to have a bike
to go with the pump and I saw the Pennine frame listed on ebay a few
months later, it also had the brazed-on boss for the pump clip.
It was my size too so decided fate had taken a hand and I
the frame. I had most of the parts to build the frame up and am very
pleased with the ride, especially the comfort from the Ideale 90 saddle
which I had dreamed of owning since my schooldays in the 50's.
The frame was painted by Paul Corcoran at Pennine Cycles and he managed
to mask off the topeye decoration and save it.