Pennine Tandem - 1963
Owned by: Derek
|Pennine tandem - 1963; 21" front,
20½" rear. Cable stop for campag handlebar control on down
and bridge for Mafac hanger on seatstays
|Weinmann rims on Campagnolo Record large flange
||Chainwheels (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"
||Lyotard platform front and rear
||Campag Nuovo Record rear with handle bar-end
||Mafac Racer with half-rubber hoods on
||Cinelli engraved "Giro de Italia" on steel
Unicanitor on Campag 2-bolt seatpins
||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
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
were built by either Jonny Mapplebeck or Graham Saunders) meant that
all the records from the days of Whittaker & Mapplebeck and
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.
views of rear seat cluster with detail of nautical topeye decoration -
unusual in that these are usually of Alpine views.
Note also Pennine lug lining around the top edge of the lugs
Tandem drive with
two Stronglight.TA chainsets and Cyclo tensioner to take up chain slack.
Some other tandems were
built with an eccentric bottom bracket to take care of this.
lugs, and neat braze-ons for bar-end changer cable