RE: [CR]was Viking cycles now Harry Quinn


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From: "Mick Butler" <pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]was Viking cycles now Harry Quinn
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:23:59 +0000


Harry Quinn celebrated their centenary in 1990. There is a marvelous piece about this event in the Cycling of September 20th. 1990. Peter Quinn is pictured with their 1990 Coronet road bike alongside a 1902 Coronet built by Peters Grandfather linking three generations. Harry Quinn I believed sold out to Falcon Cycles sometime in the late 70's. He started a master frame builders course in the 80's in North Wales somewhere. I still have one of the frames produced on one of his many courses. More Harry Quinn than student. Think the other Liverpool firm Quinn Brothers were related to them but they did not speak and there was a lot of bad feeling. This is what I was told my some Liverpudlian clubmen and the old guy who use to run C&G in Toxeth before he was burnt out in the riots. As for Vikings being made In Northern Ireland this was indeed a British Government funded scheme too create jobs in the Province. Think this fell foul of sectarian differences, they always referred to the factory being located in Londonderry. Londonderry is the protestants name for the city, the catholics called it Derry or at that time of the troubles Free Derry. Seem to remember reading something in Hansard about the various troubles at the firm regarding employee ratios. Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.