Nigel: The fellow who bought the Hopper is a good freind in my area and your'e frame has a very good home. Peter Jourdain, Toni Thelmieir and I are putting together a website that is dedicated to bikes of the U.K. which I assume this is, and I love to extend an invitation to you to be a contributoe to our site. We are also fortunate as Hilary Stone has also indicated that he would love to help out and be a regular contributor.
I've saved the jpgs from the auction to hopefully use on the site. Any help, article or information on the Hopper that you may contribute would be greatly appreciated.
We were hoping to get the site off the ground quite a while ago, but mamy other things have kept us very busy. Naturally I'm working on an article about Hetchins, mostly based on my collection as Flash's site is pretty inclusive in Hetchins.
If anyone else in the CR would like to help out with our site with an article, pictures etc, we'd appreciate any effort. Our site will not be totally inclusive on all U.K. built cycles and small builders as there were just too many to list from about 1930 to 1970, but we'll start small and build the site as we do articles and others come in.
With other sites permission from there webmasters, we'll try and link to any other site that contains information about cycles from the U.K.
> Peter, what a nice community CR is. Thanks for the
\r?\n> commiserations, but I
\r?\n> could have bid higher, affordability-wise. I just
\r?\n> didn't feel it was 'worth'
\r?\n> that much. (An interesting thread could be what
\r?\n> drives price.) I am highly
\r?\n> interested in the Elswick-Hopper history (as a local
\r?\n> historian) and ia am
\r?\n> struggling to find the time to write up the history,
\r?\n> but I know that I can't
\r?\n> 'save' every E-H bike that comes up for sale. At
\r?\n> least, not while avoiding
\r?\n> divorce, bankruptcy and insanity. How do y'all avoid
\r?\n> those three threats?
\r?\n> Nigel Land
\r?\n> Barton on Humber