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BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:30 pm

Selling my beautiful old race bike, a Kerry Hopkins 731OS Reynolds.

Custom made for me in about 1992, never crashed. Paint and stickers are original and in very good condition. Some minor detailing required on top-tube storage scratch, otherwise very good. I was always fussy with it as my wife will attest!

Used a lot until about 1997 when my second daughter arrived and no time left!

Reynolds 731OS tubing, circa 1992.
centre head-tube to centre seat tube - 60cm
centre bottom bracket to centre top tube - 59cm
Shimano 600 cartridge headset 1992 vintage
Shimano 600 cartridge BB 1992 vintage
Cinelli stem and handlebars late 80's vintage (from my previous Daccordi); 115mm stem
Spare Cinelli stem 100mm
Shimano 600 brakes, callipers late '80s from the Daccordi, levers 1992 era
Simplex down-tube shifters
Front rim Mavic Open 4CD, with Campagnalo Chorus hub, 1992 build
Rear rim Velocity aero with Campagnalo Chorus hub. 1992 build, velocity rim replaced the worn Mavic approx 5 years ago.
Cranks 53/39 Shimano Avante(?) I think - painted black when put on this frame. From the Daccordi, originally a pearl white
Sugino seat post, 27.2mm diameter
Selle San Marco Regal saddle
Look pedals circa 2006, low kms

$600 complete. Located Wynnum/Manly bayside brisbane. Local pick-up preferred, although postage OK at buyers expense plus $50 stuff-around fee. Greyhound buses do a good depot to depot deal.
Inspection welcome and recommended, contact via PM.


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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby jaseyjase » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:50 pm

beautiful! why oh why must i be vertically challenged :oops:
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:54 pm

Quick bit of surgery should fix that! It is a nice old bike. I was originally intending to keep it but I guess I'd rather see it being used.

I forgot to add the FD is Shimano 600 tri-colour and the RD is Shimano 105 from about 2008, with little use.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby timbercomp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:01 am

I guess the cranks were Shimano Sante.

Wonderful bike! That tubeset, built by that builder, for that price... bargain!
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 am

I'm interested in the wheelset should you decide to part it out, Angus.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:10 pm

Timbercomp

Yes the cranks were Sante, as soon as I saw the name I remembered it. The RD was also Sante but it wore out a few years ago. The cranks were 'biopace', bit of a gimmick where the chain-rings were slightly oval. I got them for my old Daccordi when I first started racing.

It is a really good bike, KH knew how to put a frame together. I got back into cycling regularly about 5 months ago and I have actually bought a new bike (Specialized Roubaix). The CF certainly makes for a lighter frame, but the only real step difference in performance was the sti levers, being able to change gear with a single click is pretty amazing. I know I'm about 20 years behind the times there though!

Dan

I doubt I'd part it out, unless someone came along with a full Super Record gruppo looking for a retro frame to put it on, with wheels to match. If not I'd probably rather just hang onto it and maybe do some retro rides one day.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:27 pm

Good man - I wouldn't part it either, but stranger things have happened!
Bring it along to raturday!
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:16 pm

Bumping it back up, any interest? Still for sale, make a reasonable offer.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby jaseyjase » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:49 pm

still havent grown =(
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:42 pm

It's been months - you must be doing something wrong :)
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:37 am

Stupid question but the measurements are definitely correct aren't they? It just looks a little smaller than you say.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:35 pm

No such thing as a silly question...
I can check again but they are pretty right - I am 6'2" so it's a big bike.
Our perspective of bike sizes has changed as the carbon frames have such large tube sizes.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:50 pm

I think the frame pump deceives the eye slightly, too.
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Re: WTS - BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby spirito » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:39 pm

Beautiful ride - Kerry's a much underrated builder.
Hope it goes to a good home.
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby lloyd83 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:46 pm

Is that 8 or 9spd cassette with the 105 RD?

Could have just put down tube cable stops and sti shifters on this bike if you wanted to move on from DT shifters rather than buy a whole new bike ;)
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:29 pm

I did actually think about doing some upgrades like that, but it would just be wrong on this era bike. Besides surely after 20 years I'm allowed to buy another bike :)

At 46 it's kind of like a trial-run small-scale mid-life crisis - perhaps the full scale one is if I ever get around to restoring the old Karmann Ghia that's been under my house for 10+ years :mrgreen:

It's an 8-speed cassette by the way.
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:31 pm

Spirito, I hope it ends up in a good home as well. I've done a lot of k's on it, has served me well.
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:09 pm

Angus wrote:perhaps the full scale one is if I ever get around to restoring the old Karmann Ghia that's been under my house for 10+ years :mrgreen:



:shock: :mrgreen: :shock:

Bugger the bike, I want to hear more about the car!
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:18 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Bugger the bike, I want to hear more about the car!


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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:37 pm

Angus wrote:I did actually think about doing some upgrades like that, but it would just be wrong on this era bike.


no no no no no....let me educate you dear sir :mrgreen:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-with-STI-s-or-Ergos
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:08 pm

jaseyjase wrote:
Angus wrote:I did actually think about doing some upgrades like that, but it would just be wrong on this era bike.


no no no no no....let me educate you dear sir :mrgreen:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-with-STI-s-or-Ergos


I really, really, really, really, really wish you hadnt posted that thread :twisted:

edit: and I should kick myself in the pants for turning a marketplace thread into a discussion thread :oops:
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:02 pm

It does seem to have lost its way a little but hey, it's all interesting!

That upgraded retro was interesting, I guess if Kerry doesn't sell I could put all the 6700 Ultegra gear on it and upgrade to the new 11 speed stuff when it comes out :D

The Karmann Ghia is a 1963 model I've owned since about 2001 ish. It was a complete running car which I drove around for a few years, before taking it off the road to restore. Then kids, house renovations etc etc get in the way and well it's still off the road! The body has been removed from the pan so I can't even pretend to drive it. Hung onto it as it is pretty rust free and low mileage (52000 miles). I've just picked up little odds and sods for it over the years and promised I'd do it up before either it or myself turns 50. Missed her birthday, but I will make mine.

I'll dig out some photos and make sure this post stays completely off-track!
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:18 pm

I am really trying to clean out under the house. If you are interested in this bike make an offer. I'm keen for someone else to use it rather than collect dust under my place.

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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby spinner » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:35 pm

Hey Angus,
I'm a fellow Karmann Ghia owner; have a 1960 and a 1958 lowlight... I think we met years ago via one of the local clubs... small world :D
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Re: BNE Classic Kerry Hopkins Road Bike

Postby Angus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:15 am

Andy

I think that was one of the last times I actually drove the Karmann, went to the show at Ettamogah Pub. That was years ago!

Looks like we have another shared interest. Have to go for a spin when I'm next in Noosa on holidays. Was last on holidays there in December but didn't take my bike with me.

Cheers

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