Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Vintage Roy Cooper unicycle

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Vintage Roy Cooper unicycle

    Hi I'm new to the site. I found a Roy Cooper Toys unicycle made in Stockport, England. I can't find that much info on the internet about the company or the unicycle itself, and was wondering if any of you know about it and what it's worth. Thanks.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by richie94; 2012-07-07, 06:57 PM.

  • #2
    Paging John foss!
    Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

    Comment


    • #3
      Wow! I never heard of it, and it doesn't look like any of the old, cheapie unicycles I have. I'd love to see more pictures! Estimated vintage is the 1970s.

      As for value, very little. Someday, people might collect old unicycles enough to increase their worth, but that hasn't happened yet to my knowledge. That uni has a scary looking seat, and appears not to have much in the way of wheel bearings.

      But is is the same color as my nicest unicycle, my SilvaCycles KH 36 with Schlumpf hub!
      Last edited by johnfoss; 2012-07-07, 11:50 PM.
      John Foss
      www.unicycling.com

      "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

      Comment


      • #4
        I like this. a good hunt should be cool!
        Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

        Comment


        • #5
          I see a few references to Roy Cooper penny farthings using google.

          "Late 50's/ early 60's Roy Cooper mini-Penny Farthing(26" front tire)"
          Click image for larger version

Name:	nervewithnewrims004.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	102.5 KB
ID:	2442973
          From this site.

          "Youth highwheel, decal badge "Roy Cooper... Stockport England". Improper rear wheel, otherwise in good original cond."
          Click image for larger version

Name:	11267983_1_x.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	2442974
          From this site.

          --> Grease for your Schlumpf hub (free shipping!) <--

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by richie94 View Post
            Hi I'm new to the site. I found a Roy Cooper Toys unicycle made in Stockport, England. I can't find that much info on the internet about the company or the unicycle itself, and was wondering if any of you know about it and what it's worth. Thanks.
            How about the FULL picture!? Here, allow me:

            Click image for larger version

Name:	photo-14.JPG
Views:	2
Size:	324.8 KB
ID:	2442975
            Last edited by MuniAddict; 2012-07-08, 12:52 AM.
            Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
            Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
            -Dani Buron


            Website
            Videos
            Facebook

            Comment


            • #7
              Terry, I don't understand your post. It looks like the exact second picture from the OP. What am I missing?

              --> Grease for your Schlumpf hub (free shipping!) <--

              Comment


              • #8
                i was thinking the same thing.....
                Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by MuniOrBust View Post
                  Terry, I don't understand your post. It looks like the exact second picture from the OP. What am I missing?
                  It wasn't there when I first looked; only the first pic. He probably had remaining edit time, and added it after I posted the pic.
                  Last edited by MuniAddict; 2012-07-08, 01:57 AM.
                  Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                  Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                  -Dani Buron


                  Website
                  Videos
                  Facebook

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
                    It wasn't there when I first looked; only the first pic. He probably had remaining edit time, and added it after I posted the pic.
                    I thought of that but I thought the edit time limit was small... like 10 - 20 minutes.
                    Even still...

                    His is post was at 02:56 PM
                    and
                    Last edited at 02:57 PM.

                    Your post was at 08:51 PM

                    Have I stumbled upon some kind of temporal distortion in the space-time continuum?
                    Just a minute... someone's at the door. Hey! What the hel{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER

                    --> Grease for your Schlumpf hub (free shipping!) <--

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MuniOrBust View Post
                      I thought of that but I thought the edit time limit was small... like 10 - 20 minutes.
                      Even still...

                      His is post was at 02:56 PM
                      and
                      Last edited at 02:57 PM.

                      Your post was at 08:51 PM

                      Have I stumbled upon some kind of temporal distortion in the space-time continuum?
                      Just a minute... someone's at the door. Hey! What the hel{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER
                      It could also be that the second pic just didn't load; Before I even posted the reply with pic, I scrolled down to the last reply, checking to see if the full pic was posted and didn't see it. My browser, firefox, tends to need refreshing from time to time, to get the whole page fully displayed. I also have opera, which does not have that problem. I'm just used to firefox but will probably switch over if it continues.
                      Last edited by MuniAddict; 2012-07-08, 03:47 PM.
                      Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                      Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                      -Dani Buron


                      Website
                      Videos
                      Facebook

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
                        My browser, firefox, tends to need refreshing from time to time, to get the whole page fully displayed. I also have opera, which does not have that problem. I'm just used to firefox but will probably switch over if it continues.
                        Or you could just stop it caching.

                        Tools > Options > Advanced > Network, set "Limit cache to" to 0MB. That ought to do it.
                        http://www.redpedals.co.uk
                        "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Danny Colyer View Post
                          Or you could just stop it caching.

                          Tools > Options > Advanced > Network, set "Limit cache to" to 0MB. That ought to do it.
                          I just tried that, but it didn't seem to change anything. In fact, here's a screenshot i just took that shows the exact same thing I saw yesterday...just the *first* picture!

                          Click image for larger version

Name:	one only.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	90.8 KB
ID:	2442982
                          Last edited by MuniAddict; 2012-07-08, 08:48 PM.
                          Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                          Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                          -Dani Buron


                          Website
                          Videos
                          Facebook

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            slow computer?
                            Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X