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@ The Bicycle Academy

This summer I took a trip down to Froome to take part in the much-lauded Frame Building Course @ the brilliant Bicycle Academy. I was expertly taught by Tom of Sturdy Cycles and Jake of Rusby Cycles. A big thank you to Andrew and the team for all the expert advice and teaching. Look out for our very own Cooper custom bike offering in 2018. Here are a few pictures from the course.  Charlie    

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No. 1 The history behind the brand

All of our bikes include details that hark back to the famous moments of the Cooper brand. Whether it be the names of our bikes or the details such as chequered flag badges, we are a bicycle brand looking forward but with a great appreciation of our past.  In this post we look at the story behind the first Cooper World Championship victory in 1959.  The Floridian circuit of Sebring has only ever hosted one Formula 1 Grand Prix. That race in 1959 was a special one for Cooper - not only for the victory by Bruce McLaren in a Cooper T51 but it was the race where Jack Brabham clenched the Driver’s and Constructor’s Championship for the Works Cooper team. Coming into the final...

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The Brooks store London - B1866

Brooks, the company founded by John Boultbee Brooks in 1866, opened its first concept store in London's Covent Garden in 2013. We use Brooks saddles on all our current Cooper models and have done since we started making bicycles in 2009. The store sells their complete range of saddles, bags, clothing and other components and accessories. Look out for some special Coopers in the store over the coming months.    B1866 is located at 36 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LH.  For more info www.brooksengland.com

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A COOPER BIKE MADE FROM CLAY

'I'm great fan of Cooper Bikes. I feel honoured to ride this very special bike.'  Lost & Found I, 2015 Pekka Paikkari is a designer and sculptor from Finland. He bought a Cooper from our stockist - Classic Bike Shop in Helsinki a while back and loves his bike so much that he decided to produce a work of art inspired by it. Lost & Found II, 2015 'I'm great fan of Cooper Bikes. I feel honoured to ride this very special bike. I have been working as a designer in Arabia Ceramic Factory in Helsinki, Finland. My latest Sculptures are inspired by my Cooper Reims.' Lost & Found III, 2015  Materal: fired clay - The wheel strings are made from rattan. Photographer: Jefunne...

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