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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-17-08, 02:39 PM   #1
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Cooper Bikes

well like i said earlier im just getting into this but my brother used to be a cat 1 racer but now he is in the marine corps and over in iraq right now

well along time ago my brother built a bike and now it hangs in my room i wish i could ride it but i think there is something special about it.

its a fixie but i think he was building it for tracking riding seeing as it has tubular rims

well the frame is what im intrested in. its simply a sunset orange colour and just says cooper on the side. the head badge is just a C inside a diamond. i just would like to know the history of this bike and who made it and how much it is worth.

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Old 03-17-08, 02:44 PM   #2
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1) the seat stays are nuts.
2) the brake lever is also nuts, but not in a good way.
3) i hope you're not planning to sell yr brother's bike out from under him...
4) if you do, what size is the frame?
5) this is who made it.


ps, this lugwork is spectacular:


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Old 03-17-08, 02:49 PM   #3
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no there is no way in hell im going to sell it i just wanted to learn about it i mean i have had to look at it for the past 3 years and i know nothing about it
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Old 03-17-08, 02:50 PM   #4
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1) the seat stays are nuts.
2) the brake lever is also nuts, but not in a good way.
3) i hope you're not planning to sell yr brother's bike out from under him...
4) if you do, what size is the frame?
Im guessing the brakes are like that so that they can be taken off super quickly to use on the track. Not as effective as a cross lever, but probably works better than nothing.


The frame was made by Ron Cooper link. It is a very nice frame, and I would bet that your brother would probably smack you up side the head for looking at it.
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Old 03-17-08, 02:51 PM   #5
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oh yeah and he just put that break on along time ago because our mother was concerned if i remember correctly
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Old 03-17-08, 02:55 PM   #6
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bleh, no fair spooki. I totally beat you with the frame infoz. edits4cheaters
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Old 03-17-08, 02:55 PM   #7
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Ask your brother?
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he is in iraq and i wasnt really intrested until a few months ago but yeah i ask if he would sell me components because it has phil wood hubs and all really high end parts but he said no oh well i guess ill just have to save up even more now
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step 1: get homeowner's insurance
step 2: sell me that bike's componentry
step 3: file a report stating that your home was robbed

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that bike is the sex.
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hahahha naw i love my broham too much
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Old 03-17-08, 03:16 PM   #12
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that bike is awesome! you should build it up for him as a surprise for when he gets back dude.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:20 PM   #13
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its already built it just needs the bolts tightened if you could say that oh and a seat post and saddle but i mean he has enough of those for a small army
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nice chain tension! haw haw haw.
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Old 03-17-08, 06:27 PM   #15
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yeah like i stated earlier its been on a wall for a few years and neither of the hubs are tightened down
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Old 03-17-08, 10:04 PM   #16
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That bike is ****ing awesome. If you're brother will let you, I'd say ride the **** out of it, but don't ****ing up the beautiful paintjob.
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my guess, your brother was getting in on the streetfix scene. Phils on the track don't make sense if you are a cat1, neither does a drilled fork.
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But neither does the street-fix scene, if you're a Cat 1.

Really though, there's nothing wrong with racing on Phil Wood hubs, and since he went with cartridge bearings and a drilled fork, he likely planned on using the bike for road training as well as track duties.

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