Re: [CR]Information on R. Cottingham frame

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Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 18:14:29 +0000
Subject: Re: [CR]Information on R. Cottingham frame
From: "Hilary Stone" <>
To: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <>, classic list <>

The frame builder's name was Roy Cottingham. I have a catalogue of his from the early 60s which show some very fancy lug frames. He was building on and off right up until his death a year or two ago. The frames I have seen of his ­ about ten or fifteen years ago I was not very impressed with the lugs were rather crude. He had a certain following in England but never the reputation of Dick Morris. He worked near to Northampton in the East Midlands.

Hilary Stone


>From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <>

>To: classic list <>

>Subject: [CR]Information on R. Cottingham frame

>Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2001, 2:54 pm


> I was out of town for a few days and stopped at an interesting bike

> shop. (Wheelfine Imports in NJ) There is a used frameset labeled:


> "R. Cottingham"


> The shop manager said the "R" is for Richard and it was made in Britain.

> Fancy head-tube lugs, triangle bracing on the chain-stays to seat-tube,

> Cinelli BB, wedge ended seat-stays. (a very CR'ish frame) Is there any

> information available on this builder?


> Thank you in advance...


> Roy H. Drinkwater

> Lititz, PA