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Whitaker & Mapplebeck 'Nidderdale' - 1949   

Owned by: Derek Browne

W & M Browne 1


Frame
Whitaker & Mappleback Nidderdale, 1949; seat tube 22", top tube 22½", 73/71º head/seat tube angles,
Wheels
Conloy sprint rims on Airlite SF/QR hubs
Chainset Durax Super Corsa steel cottered cranks with TA 46/49 double rings
Pedals Alloy quill with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Huret Tour de France rear, Simplex Competition front
Brakes GB Coureur
Stem/Bars GB alloy stem with GB Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Competition Standard
Extra details I wanted to re-create the bike I raced on in the 50's.  I couldn't get hold of a JRJ frame so when this W & M ('Ticker') Nidderdale frame came along I built it with all the appropriate parts I had collected.  Picture of me on the JRJ in the 1956 Calder Valley Grand Prix at bottom of the page.

W & M Browne 3

W & M Browne 2
Drive with Huret Tour de France rear changer which I preferred as it was a simpler gear

W & M Browne 4

W & M Browne 5
Derek on JRJ (Bob Jackson)
1956 Calder Valley Grand Prix