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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:45 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Featch wrote:
Hi. I've only just seen this thread and unfortunately the photos aren't displaying which is a shame. As the person responsible for creating this bike I'd love to see it and maybe fill in a bit of history but It was a very long time ago!
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Andy


I'll have a look at getting the pictures back up, Photobucket made some changes and it means all pictures have been blocked for anyone who is not a paid Photobucket user :cry:

I would love to find out more about the bike


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:57 pm 
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If you Google Andy Thompson bike they are stored on Google's database, don't think you can copy them but they are visible :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:21 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Here's a link to my folder for the full high res images

http://s210.photobucket.com/user/golf19 ... y/Thompson


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Wow! That takes me back. Every frame was custom built, I never made any stock frames at TBC. Tony Jackson was a regular customer and I sold a good few through his shop. Columbus KL was very light and popular for time trial bikes. I'm guessing that I would have just supplied the frame and the shop would have built it up although I don't recall this particular frame as this particular style was probably my best seller at the time. We were very busy at the time and it's all a bit of a blur.

All frames were painted in house using two pack paint from H Marcel Guest in Manchester. Most colours were custom mixed usually base coat and clear. The paint contained isocyanate hardener that, despite precautions, had a very adverse effect on my health which ultimately became a contributing factor in the demise of the business.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Hi Andy

Do you recognise your Thompson on Hilary Stone's website, I wondered if you had made it specially for someone?

Shaun


All frames were custom built, so yes it would have been built for a specific customer.

Andy


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Hi Andy, thanks for the info :)

Just by chance do you recognise the Falcon in this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=374500

It rings no bells with me but didn't you find a stash of frames at falcon when you were involved in their winding down?

Shaun


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I never saw a Falcon frame like that, its either not a Falcon or it's after the Casket group takeover. The stash I found we're traditional old school Italian frames.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Thanks :). I have a soft spot for Falcon as Billy Holmes got me my San Remo, I have ridden in their support car too :). I've still have the San Remo LOL


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