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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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    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:

    Last edited by sp00ki; 03-17-08 at 02:53 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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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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    bleh, no fair spooki. I totally beat you with the frame infoz. edits4cheaters
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    that bike is the sex.
    i like riding my bike.
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    We dont talk about dropouts on 90's cannondales. It's just a little unspoken rule.

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    hahahha naw i love my broham too much

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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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    the guy must have been like holy ****? this kid on a fixie is killin it without engine motors.

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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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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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.
    Last edited by bonechilling; 03-17-08 at 10:42 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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