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    Anyone tempted by the new Raleigh Chopper?

    The local bikeshop has already got several advanced orders. It doesn't look quite right without the central shifter, but it does have a certain style...

    http://www.rcoc.co.uk
    Last edited by Richard D; 02-20-04 at 07:53 AM.
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Reminds me of my Schwinn Sting Ray when I was 12 years old. Nothing new in this world I guess.
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    no, that thing is ugly.

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    Sweet. But would need to do something about the seat - from the angle I saw it looked like a normal saddle with a back piece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsdvd
    Sweet. But would need to do something about the seat - from the angle I saw it looked like a normal saddle with a back piece...
    The Mk1 and Mk2 in the late 60's 70's had banana seats - I wonder whether it's a safety issue?
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Absolute quality! Brings back memories that does, be persuading the wife to let me have one of them for a run around!
    The seat looks in two pieces now though )-:

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    I looked into it Richard but they are only doing them in sizes suitable for children.

    I had my worst bike accident on my brother's Chopper (ball gearstick interface) but agree it doesn't look right without the shifter.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    to answer your question:

    no. not at all.

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    I just saw a vintage Raleigh chopper at the local Minibike Olympics last weekend. I'm planning on checking out a full sized Phat chopper tomorrow.

    http://www.phatcycles.com/index.html

    A good Raleigh chopper site:
    http://www.btinternet.com/~g_coventr...tion_go/go.htm

    Good vintage Sting Ray Pix:
    http://www.geocities.com/chopper10sp...dersbikes.html

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    NO. NO. NO. NO.

    Had one when I was in my teens, and they were crap then and modern manufacturing techniques will not improve them.

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    My cousin had a bike back then that had a frame like a Chopper, really long forks, and a steering wheel. No kidding. And yes, it came that way.

    Has anyone ever seen one of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalanche325
    My cousin had a bike back then that had a frame like a Chopper, really long forks, and a steering wheel. No kidding. And yes, it came that way. Has anyone ever seen one of those?
    There's a picture at the following location, not a chopper, but the caption says it's a 1968 Huffy, and originally came with the steering wheel, I've attached a copy below:
    http://www.geocities.com/chopper10sp...die68wheel.jpg

    Check this link for more pictures of similar bikes:
    http://www.geocities.com/chopper10sp...dersbikes.html

    Schwinn also sold those steering wheels as accessories for their Sting Ray bikes in the 60's I think.

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    OMG. I think that is it. Same color too. I thought the forks were longer, but it was a long time ago. If I remember right, it was not easy to ride unless you were used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardD
    Anyone tempted by the new Raleigh Chopper?
    It's got the pedals forward in recumbent style, somewhat. Wouldn't mind taking it for a spin (if they made it in my size.)
    No worries

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    Not on the website, but go to a Giant shop and ask to look at the photos of the Stiletto. It is BAD. Looks like a real freaking chopper. I ordered one based on the picture, have no use for it, but it is so wicked I can't stop myself. The only thing it needs is jockey shift. Supposed to be week 17. If it does not come out I am breaking out the torch and steel myself.
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    Found you a a brilliant RALEIGH CHOPPER WEBSITE
    www.raleigh-chopper.net

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    Absolutely Genius!

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    Ah the memories!!!

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    My first bike was a Chopper. My second was a Grifter.

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    Nah...not really. I'm still lusting for the 71 Orange Krate I had when I was a kid. I've thought about buying a reproduction, but without the stik shifter, it's just not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard D
    The local bikeshop has already got several advanced orders. It doesn't look quite right without the central shifter, but it does have a certain style...

    http://www.rcoc.co.uk
    Go for it. My brother had a Schwinn Stingray when we were kids. What a neat bike.

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    makes me want to restore my all original '67 Slik Chik I have sitting out back.
    fun stuff!
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