A message for Nigel Land. Hi, I just acquired an old loop frame ladies rod
brake roadster with a lovely transfer on the front, 'The Hopper''. Serial
number on the seat tube top 50121. 28'' tyres, Single speed. Hubs marked
''Made in Hopper England'' with flip top oilers. A little transfer just
behind the head says 'Popular model' Saddle is a Lycett Imperial with
fancy tooling of flowers etc in the leather. Fully sprung it sits on one of
those posts with a forward extension. The rear mudguard has the holes in the
edge for a skirt guard. The back 6'' has been painted white so I guess the
bike is from the 1930's?
Do you know when Hopper and Elswick amalgamated to become Elswick Hopper?
Mark Stevens Evanton Scotland