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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:22 am 
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OK, I'll get on the case once Im back from Amsterdam, leaving tomorrow, hopefully I will find some bits for my Colnago built or even a donor bike :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Had Ron out for a short 40 mile coastal spin. Took advantage of the dry roads and minimum salt..

Being used to modern road bikes I was sort of expecting an awkward clunky ride.. How wrong was I !!!!

Getting used to down tube shifting after repeated attempts to push my levers :facepalm:

She bowls along nicely and nice and stiff for a steel frame.. Looking forward to summer century rides :)



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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Wonderful bike!

I recently happened upon a 80's Ron Cooper and couldn't be happier. Rides very nice and craftsmanship is top notch all the way.


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Good pics!! I went for a spin towards Musselburgh yesterday on the Colnago, down tube shifting too! Your bike looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I'm not one to remark on pictures of bikes posted on here but....thats a fab looking bike....superb colour scheme...and I like that it's not one of the more common makes.


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:43 pm 
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That bike looks mint.

Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:37 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Wonderful bike!

I recently happened upon a 80's Ron Cooper and couldn't be happier. Rides very nice and craftsmanship is top notch all the way.


Thanks.. Love to see pics of yours 8)

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JYvdK wrote:
Good pics!! I went for a spin towards Musselburgh yesterday on the Colnago, down tube shifting too! Your bike looks great!


Cheers I'm usually out for short easy spin of a Monday morning on coast if your around ?

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brucers wrote:
I'm not one to remark on pictures of bikes posted on here but....thats a fab looking bike....superb colour scheme...and I like that it's not one of the more common makes.


Thanks.. It really is a beauty and today's ride has cemented it into one of my keepers !!

Col 8)
Theoldfm wrote:
That bike looks mint.

Love it!


Cheers 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Here is a pic of my Cooper in the wild....

Full DuraAce, Worbler rims, Bruce Gordon stem. It's a dream to ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Lovely bike, but would i be the only one to think that the frame looks too small for you??
That's a serious amount of post / drop you have - you must be flexible!


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 Post subject: Re: Ron cooper
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Here is a pic of my Cooper in the wild....

Full DuraAce, Worbler rims, Bruce Gordon stem. It's a dream to ride.


That is a cracker...!! Thanks for sharing :)
Must start a Ron cooper thread :wink:

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Lovely bike, but would i be the only one to think that the frame looks too small for you??
That's a serious amount of post / drop you have - you must be flexible!


Thanks :D

Probably back when this was built it was for a smaller person ? A lot of modern bikes with compact geometry have more post showing.. I ride a modern road and cx bike in a 54 with 90mm stem I'm all legs but short torso hence riding 54 size frame with longer post.. Cooper is 53 with 110 stem and feels fine :)


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