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Made in England Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper was a fifteen-year-old apprentice with A.S. Gillott in 1947 when he started building bicycle frames. Learning from master frame-builders Jim Collier and Bill Philbrook he eventually setup by himself. Ron also raced professionally before an accident forced him to retire from competition.

Ron builds frames using free hand brazing, that’s building the frame without a jig which he believes creates a frame with superior stiffness and responsiveness compared to a jig built frame. Ron is also known for beautiful hand cut lugs and is still building wonderful bike frames.

For more on Ron Cooper take a look at the much anticipated Made in England by Push Projects which is out in October. Pre-order to receive a limited edition portrait photo with your personal signed copy of the book. More details.

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  • dennis james collier

    my dad was JIM COLLIER, its great seeing his name on so many sites as a “master frame builder”, he died in 92 at the age of 87 and is sorely missed.

    • Steve

      Hi Dennis thanks for sharing, we are humbled. If you have any pictures of your dad working we would very much like to show them to people on here. Regards.

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