Re: [CR]Question about remaining British frame shops...

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From: "stevens" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Question about remaining British frame shops...
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 08:32:34 -0700
In-Reply-To: <c4.1c6a5371.2eeb14b3@aol.com>
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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 10:03:15 EST, OROBOYZ wrote
> In a message dated 12/10/2004 7:36:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> patrick-ajdb@sbcglobal.net writes:
>
> << And I guess mention should be made of the Omega shop. Remember,
> this is the guy who hijacked the Hetchins name for a while? Anyway,
> altough the Omega shop seems to currently specialize in custom
> titanium frames, they did do very nice lugged steel frames. This
> fellow claims to have learned framebuilding thru Ron Cooper, but I
> don't know if this is true or not. >>
>
> That's Mark Reilly (he used to be Mark Joynt but has changed his
> name, was an adopted child...) In any case, I sell his Ti bikes (Off
> topic) but he has totally dropped making anything else.. Steel or
> aluminum etc.... He told me he worked for Ron Cooper in earlier days.

Ron has told me personally that he has never taken on an apprentice.

The most he has ever had was someone around to sweep-up around the place and do occasional clean-up work (finish-filing and the like). He's very proud of having been a one-man workshop for his post-Gillott career.

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