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Old 04-28-05, 09:04 AM
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Anybody heard of HOPPER Vampire ?????

Has anybody ever heard of a Hopper? I picked up this bike several years ago, mainly because the guy wanted a pittance for it and mostly, because I fell in love with the fantastic decals! English bike, circa, I would guess judging by the GB and Cyclo Benelux parts, early '60s maybe. What an neat looking frame. Not highest quality but it is made with Reynolds 531 DB tubing throughout. Complete with cool gold leaf decals and white pin striping; "English Lightweight" decal, etc. The model is called the "Vampire". I suspect it was a "club" bike by one of the many Raleigh competitors in England at the time, but have been unable to find any info about it. Thanks.
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slim?
(sorry I just couldn't resist).

There is something familiar about that, Vampire.
The Used bicycle guide (L. Deeter)
lists the following:
Hopper English Built by Barton on Humber, a British racer

Pics would be good!
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I think it's Elswick-Hopper.And their's a web site too.---sam
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