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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:38 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Great pics Gus!

whats the back story on the John Cooper etched calipers? Did Hope do some work for him??


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 pm 
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Beautiful stuff Gus. Thanks for sharing.


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Thanks chaps. Kind of you.

I don't know on the Cooper calipers. I imagine they prob did some racing aspect brakes somehow.


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Wonderful....

Were the Coopers from a Goodwood soap-box racer from a few years ago? Could be wrong.

Love your work Gus.


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elite504 wrote:
Wonderful....

Were the Coopers from a Goodwood soap-box racer from a few years ago? Could be wrong.

Love your work Gus.


You're too kind mate. Is it me or did you provide my glut of Ringle decals a decade ago? I'm sure you did. Love your work too!

Just finding out th esize of my Moots RSL's seaat collar for one of your Holey ones!

G


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Sorry got Gil mixed up there! I remember perhaps you sold me a Zooka bitd perhaps? Sorry, post accident my memory is shot.

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Great anodising pictures!
Interesting that they use titanium and aluminium jigs.
Some contamination in the acid tank, trying to work out what it is! Maybe something left over from the walnut shell polishing stage.


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The Cooper Calipers are actual Mini car calipers, One of the bosses owned a cooper and he made his own, then they started to sell them as spares to other enthusiasts, not many and not for long if I remember correctly

Thats the whole reason you have the name "mini" calipers from the early 2000's


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:51 am 
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As ever, always nice to have a look around their place :D and those bikes stands like rather nifty too.


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