I would guess it's the original paint due to chrome chain stay.
Regarding the tubing sticker, Ron Cooper frames are generally custom built and could be built of a variety of tubing. I've got one which didn't have any tubing decal, so I've absolutely no idea what it's made of, not that it matters, it rides sweet and is more than likely to be made with a decent tubeset.
You could always phone Ron up and ask him. He still builds frames on the Colour Tech premises in Dartford, Kent.http://www.colour-tech.co.uk/
Hi thanks for contact number I'll definitely follow up .. As you say the tube set is not of major importance just my train of thought being it has record/chorus kit on there it must be decent tubing
Any idea on the fork markings ? Is this maker stamps ?
Hoping the paint is original just I noticed a small imperfection in blue paint on pic above seat tube decal ? Looks like something got onto frame possibly on respray ?
I'm looking forward to collect Wednesday
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