[CR] KEITH COPPELL - UK frame-builder

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Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 21:55:39 +0100
From: "Norris Lockley" <nlockley73@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] KEITH COPPELL - UK frame-builder

Keith's frames were very popular particularly with the time-trialling bretheran in the 1980s.

He lived, cycled and raced in the Liverpool area..possibly associated with the Southport Cycling Club just further down the coast. He was a 'local' builder in that his frames were bought by local riders..I don't think he made any attempt to market them to a wider clientele.

Although I live not all that far from Southport and my time-trial frames would be raced against Keith's I don't remember seeing too many..and those that I did see were always large ones. I recall seeing a large COPPELL low-profile frame with a 24 inch front wheel - it looked ghastly and made me decide never to build a lo-pro larger than a 22 inch with a 24 inch front wheel.

Keith was highly respected in TT circles.

Norris Lockley

Settle UK