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  • Raleigh Chopper

    Typhoo Chopper Competition


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    Raleigh-Chopper

    Raleigh Chopper

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      Raleigh Chopper

      taken from memory shared

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        Raleigh Chopper

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          Re: Raleigh Chopper

          I've got a MK III from more recent times....the changes Raleigh made irk me a lot-3 speed handle bar mounted gears, the handle bars are different too as are the handle grips, not on the main chassis, a 5 gear Derailleur would have been better....then theres the separate backrest and seat, why they couldn't have kept the original style seats beyond me as it looks more comfy and easier to lean back on....You can't even simply buy the older parts and stick them on the MK III due to size differences in the connections etc....Health & Safety ruins things....

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            Re: Raleigh Chopper

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-18136787

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              Re: Raleigh Chopper

              I learned to ride on one of the original choppers.The MkIII was spoilt with the health And Safety modifications.You can buy a car for what an exceptional original would fetch.Someold friend one said he knew someone who specialised in restoring them to original and they fetched tidy sums!
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                Re: Raleigh Chopper

                You can't really go uphill on one though.

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                  Re: Raleigh Chopper

                  I had a purple one and i loved it.........brilliant bike.

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                    Re: Raleigh Chopper

                    i can well imagine an original chopper would go for good money.

                    i had an original one and i wish i still had it.

                    one of the best bikes raleigh ever made.

                    i saw one in a shop window for yrs up until around 3 yrs ago.

                    it was a shop that sold tools and was in good nick.

                    wish id asked about it,really regret that.

                    in fact one of the best period.

                    how different was the one mate with all these modifications from the original.


                    Originally posted by memoman View Post
                    I learned to ride on one of the original choppers.The MkIII was spoilt with the health And Safety modifications.You can buy a car for what an exceptional original would fetch.Someold friend one said he knew someone who specialised in restoring them to original and they fetched tidy sums!
                    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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