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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I just picked this up from another forum, it was posted yesterday.


Ron Cooper legendary frame builder R.I.P

Ron Cooper passed away this morning.
He was 82 I believe.
He was apprenticed to Gillotts aged 17 in 1947.
Ron had been involved in a car accident on his way to work at Colourtech in Crayford, Kent some weeks ago.
but was back in hospital for further tests when a lump was found in his groin.
I have no further details


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i just bought the book "made in england" and he is in there, great shame :(


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The name on the tubes really was the fella who put them together. I never rode one, probably never will, always a pleasure to see one fly past though, then or now.

Interview with the man with 60 years of framebuilding experience:http://thebikeshow.net/ron-cooper-on-ron-cooper


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