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 Post subject: Elswick Hopper - Medina
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 am 
North West Deputy AEC
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I acquired this the other week and it looks like it has had little use, and all the dirt and scuffs seem to be from years of storage

Has anyone got any ideas on how old this would be 70's 60's??

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strip down and clean, as you can see the paint is a lot brighter without the years of dust
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There should be a serial number on the bottom bracket, the date can be worked out the letter that makes up the code ( it maybe separate from the numbers ). Thanks Terry


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Lots of lovely period details on that. Nice Mk 1 Golfs(s) too!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:06 pm 
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1973. I got one for Christmas... I wanted a Raleigh Chopper, but the shopkeeper told my dad they weren't very safe so I ended up with the Hopper. Can't say I minded 'cos my bike was faster and had more gears. More gears are important when you're thirteen.


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OldTel wrote:
There should be a serial number on the bottom bracket, the date can be worked out the letter that makes up the code ( it maybe separate from the numbers ). Thanks Terry


Or on the flat of the rear dropouts. I sold a very similar frame to Dead Rats a year or two ago (had been my Dad's pub bike). Built 1970, was rather nice to ride.


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