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Richard D 02-20-04 07:28 AM

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

bikeman 02-20-04 08:02 AM

Reminds me of my Schwinn Sting Ray when I was 12 years old. Nothing new in this world I guess.

djbowen1 02-20-04 08:05 AM

no, that thing is ugly.

robertsdvd 02-20-04 08:09 AM

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...

Richard D 02-20-04 08:37 AM


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?

john mac 02-20-04 08:59 AM

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 )-:

chewa 02-20-04 10:05 AM

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.

Phatman 02-20-04 11:43 AM

to answer your question:

no. not at all.

randya 02-20-04 12:29 PM

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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

randya 02-20-04 12:32 PM

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Minibike Olympics: five events:
minibike toss
tug o' war
bike limbo
demolition derby
drinking PBR

Much fun had by all!!

stapfam 02-20-04 04:48 PM

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.

Avalanche325 02-20-04 05:38 PM

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?

randya 02-20-04 06:01 PM

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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.

Avalanche325 02-20-04 06:05 PM

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.

LittleBigMan 02-20-04 06:14 PM


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.)

Rev.Chuck 02-20-04 08:39 PM

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.

Chopperman 08-23-04 12:15 AM

Found you a a brilliant RALEIGH CHOPPER WEBSITE
www.raleigh-chopper.net

James H Haury 03-24-07 07:32 PM

Absolutely Genius!

dingster1 03-25-07 03:02 PM

Ah the memories!!!

Johnny_Monkey 03-25-07 03:10 PM

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

Dewbert 03-25-07 07:59 PM

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.

cs1 03-27-07 02:56 AM


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.

Tim

Emz 03-27-07 06:17 AM

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


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