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Pennine Tandem - 1963

Owned by: Derek Browne

Pennine tandem RB 1



Frame
Pennine tandem - 1963; 21" front, 20½" rear. Cable stop for campag handlebar control on down tube, and bridge for Mafac hanger on seatstays
Wheels
Weinmann rims on Campagnolo Record large flange hubs
Chainset 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"
Pedals Lyotard platform front and rear
Gears Campag Nuovo Record rear with handle bar-end control
Brakes Mafac Racer with half-rubber hoods on levers
Stem/Bars Cinelli engraved "Giro de Italia" on steel stem 
Saddles Cinelli 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.

Pennine tandem RB 2 Pennine tandem RB 3
Two 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

Pennine tandem RB 4
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.

Pennine tandem RB 6
Front-end showing lugs, and neat braze-ons for bar-end changer cable