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The Stable of Woolley-Bone Framed Specials.
(Frames by Spondon Engineering),

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A quote from Des Bone: "When we closed at six pm I would drive over to Spondon Engineering, near Derby and work on the frame until about 10.30. I would be helping Bob Stevenson and Stewart Tiller by chopping lengths of tube and cutting up steel to make engine plates & brackets. 
The creation of the Woolley-Bone Itom spawned a number of special 50cc race bikes based on the frame design created by Brian and Des. Spondon Engineering made 6 units in all, with one being used for the Wooley-Bone ITOM and the others being sold to riders to make their 50cc specials.  Spondon sold the frames as they were part of the deal that Brian negotiated for them to made. 
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Woolley's Wonder  A W-B Framed Kreidler. (An article from 1994)
My murky past is catching up with me! Scottish reader David Allan sends this photograph of a 50cc Kreidler engined racer and wants to know anything that can tell him about its history. He believes that at some stage it was raced by Irish TT ace Robert Dunlop.

On that score, I shall have to throw myself on the mercy at any reader who can help. But as to the models actual origin I can indeed speak with authority because I and Des Bone designed it.
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However, my original prototype used a water cooled Itom engine with a six speed gearbox made by the Chisholm brothers especially for Bill Ivy’s 1963 TT entry. The purpose at the exercise was ultra light weight, minimal frontal area and the utmost simplicity. In these aims, the machine was distinctly successful. As can be seen the frame consisted almost entirely of two straight lengths of 2” diameter steel tube. The apparently excessively long swinging arm was necessary for weight distribution.
Much of the detail work and engine development was done by Des Bone, a well-known Nottingham dealer, and as the WB (Woolley and Bone (sometimes called the Jambutti) ITOM) it was ridden for a couple of seasons by the very fine rider George Ashton, it was remarkably successful, far faster than the CR110 dohc Honda and on more than one occasion it outpaced Nigel Stone's ex-works Jamathi.
Unfortunately, due to a change in my private life I lost interest and the bike was sold. It still exists by the way and I rather wish I had it now. 

Des and I devised a superb fairing for the WB and the moulds still exist. Maybe I should build a few replicas! (Brian Woolley August 1994)
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At the time of creating this page 28-09-2016 these fairings were still available, made from the Woolley-Bone mould, for a cost of about £120.00. Click on the photograph to enter the Ragged Edge Racing web page.
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It is believed that this bike was owned by Chris Geary, who did most of the construction.  It then passed on to a chap called Phil (?) but  I have no further records.  I am in touch with Chris and he has provided some photos which will be added later but any other information would be appreciated.
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Next addition is the Bill Spencer - Whoolley Bone Styled Framed Garelli  I need more information please.
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Spondon Engineering of Derby made some frames for the five-speed 50cc Florett Kreidler engine in the early seventies from the WB drawings.
"You would not believe just how many parts it takes to make up a frame". The frame and swinging arm was made from Reynolds 531 tube which was strong and very light. The frame weighed in at three pounds (1.36kg) & the swing arm with its eccentric rear wheel adjustment weighed four pounds (1.81kg), a very light weight frame unit totalling 3.17kg".
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