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2017 Raleigh Chopper MK 3 Limited Edition Retro Bike Pearl White £209.95 @ Parkers of Bolton
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2017 Raleigh Chopper MK 3 Limited Edition Pearl White The iconic Raleigh Chopper returns with a limited edition MOD retro style design. Combining chrome and the scooter Pearl Whit… Read more

I went from a Budgie, my very first bike that I remember taking the stabilisers off and learning to ride around the village cricket pitch, straight to a second hand Chopper at 6 or 7 years old. Looked pretty funky but it was too heavy to pull wheelies on and it had that mad "power lever" gear shift - you'd often have to look down while travelling at high speed to change gear - which felt rather dangerous. To be honest the Chopper wasn't a great bike beyond its unconventional appearance.

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Harry.Turk29th Oct

Had a hand-me-down one from my brother (purple from memory) - had no …Had a hand-me-down one from my brother (purple from memory) - had no brakes, which was great as I (what seemed) 360'd in the air down a (what seemed) 45 degree downhill slope called 'Dracula' by the local kids (oddly outside an old people's home). Landed on my head so the colour of the bike might have actually been fluorescent pink in reality - can't remember... I did bounce though Actually learnt to cycle on a Commando owned by a friends neighbour. Think my blood still paints the fences of houses in Southgate - London


It was a hand me down I received as well from older brother, in fact all bikes where, it wasn't until I was 18 and working i could afford my first brand new bike. oooh doesnt sound to good that crash but spooky that slope being called Dracula
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tony_spumoni23rd Oct

I'm holding out for a tomahawk

I'm holding out for a Grifter

Mulva4223rd Oct

Oooh now your talking. Loved my dark blue tomahawk.


Had a hand-me-down one from my brother (purple from memory) - had no brakes, which was great as I (what seemed) 360'd in the air down a (what seemed) 45 degree downhill slope called 'Dracula' by the local kids (oddly outside an old people's home). Landed on my head so the colour of the bike might have actually been fluorescent pink in reality - can't remember... I did bounce though

Actually learnt to cycle on a Commando owned by a friends neighbour. Think my blood still paints the fences of houses in Southgate - London

It's not a Chopper but this thread makes me think of this video. The most well-used bike in the world. The chainset looks pretty similar though to the modern Chopper.

Hopper E-Club Folding 6 Speed Electric Bike 20" - £399.99 @ Parkers of Bolton
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Found 31st MayFound 31st May
Well spec'd folding e-bike with 250W hub motor and 8.8Ah 24V battery. A mid-level spec with a very entry level price. Hopper is a generic name used across many Viking e-bikes of va… Read more
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250w is still great if you live somewhere hilly.

Missus has one of the earlier ones. Perhaps it is because she is fairly small, but it works well on the hills here in Wales. For me of average height, I found it too small and fairly pointless so I wonder if there is a sweet spot in terms of the size, weight and fitness.

It looks to me that this new version has had many tweaks to it. The hub motor looks different as does the battery - and it has replaced the rear brake for a v-brake. It might perform quite differently to the older version.
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andersh

How much of an issue is not being able to adjust the handle bar height? … How much of an issue is not being able to adjust the handle bar height? Sounds like it could be unusable of you're too tall or too short??



​You can get stem extender adaptors, kind of common for this style of bike.

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Yes exactly the same issues as power tools as you would expect. Many power tool chargers will charge fast and then taper off the charge rate as the batteries get full. Some won't even fully charge to the capacity of the cells to extend battery life and reduce warranty returns. The tools themselves will often protect the batteries from going below a 20% charge to protect the battery and allow safe storage for months without cell damage. Thermal safety sensors are in both the tool and the charger due to li-ion cells explosive nature. I suspect the issue of customers using their li-ion drill outside and leaving it in clear view of the baking sun leading to cutting out in use probably isn't much different from an e-bike parked in the baking sun and then cutting out when you hit the hills.

The manufacturers 500 odd cycles is a upper limit based on laboratory conditions with optimum charging rates/times temps. When a battery is used dozens of more significant factors will come into play that will affect the lifetime like Quality of charger, storage temps, ageing, discharge rates, time left discharged, time between charges, temperatures during storage discharge and charge even how long you leave it on the charger when full. efficiency of charging equipment and over charge protection etc. All these factors vary between batteries some like to be left on charge when not in use like golf trolley batteries others should be disconnected once fully charged. Lith-ion batteries do not last significantly longer than conventional deep cycle batteries but give greater power under varying loads but do tend to cut out quicker when running low to protect them from undervoltage
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2015 Barracuda Cetus Flat Bar Road Bike Gents £199.95 @ Parkers on Bolton
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Well spec'd bike with Claris groupset except chainset. Double wall rims, double pivot caliper brakes, cassette based rear wheel, mostly lightweight aluminium alloy components. Shou… Read more
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I can fully believe this could be 14kg

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One of the figures will have to be wrong either amazon or argos as there is no way a box and its packaging is only 1kg and looking at the bike and its components I can't see it being 14kg but if weight is a critical figure for you I guess assume the heaviest figure.

Bertz99

Argos states fully assembled weight of 14kg.



​Thank you everyone. That's great.

CCC007

Does anyone know the weight of this bike? Thanks


Argos states fully assembled weight of 14kg.

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Actually further in the review of that viking bike it says its 10.9kg not 8kg so I guess the Cetus would be similar.
Tandem Bikes (New) from £329.99 @ ParkersOfBolton
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Forget you expensive secondhand tandem bikes @ £500 - go for a cheaper option brand new with your normal guarantees and even buyer protection with payment options including Paypal… Read more
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Great thread, phil'. Love the way you interact with others in such a positive way and engage in such top-notch banter.


red2330th Jan

so precious about your silly bike X)




philphil6130th Jan

No I don't own a tandemI saw someone post a secondhand tandem @ £500 prior …No I don't own a tandemI saw someone post a secondhand tandem @ £500 prior to my post and thought about the time I purchased one from Parkers and when I checked I saw their pricesWhat I am concerned about is you and your insignificant troll like comments on several threads including this thread 1 - where you was homophobic (which has now been deleted hopefully by mods but can clearly still be visible with my reply comment #16)2 - where you attempt to give a valid reason for a down vote yet the explanation is a complete fraudAs you appear to be, in my opinion, nothing more than a p**s poor troll I'm putting you on my ignore - that way I don't get to see your drivel but of course you can reply but I won't see it and I won't be notified You therefore have 3 choices - 1 - Go to college and gain some proper qualification that will make your troll like comments more effective/meaningful2 - Don't comment on my threads3 - Delete your account as your only contribution to HUKD has been commentsGood evening




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philphil61

Wow don't give up your day job (if you've got one )And I wouldn't … Wow don't give up your day job (if you've got one )And I wouldn't enter any talent shows ;)Now that's funny



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dealerxxx

Get a life. It's meant to be a joke.


Wow don't give up your day job (if you've got one )
And I wouldn't enter any talent shows

Now that's funny

philphil61

I don't think you've ever ridden a tandem or understand it's designBut if … I don't think you've ever ridden a tandem or understand it's designBut if you want to attempt such an incident then please ensure it's recorded and you could become a viral star or at least sell you clip to Rude Tube or similar epic fail media shows



Get a life. It's meant to be a joke.

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MHarolambus

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Wow thanks for your input - yes it also has two wheels, two handle bars (but only one for steering) need I go on?

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Clarks M2 Hydraulic Front And Rear Disc Brake Set with 160mm rotors – Parkers of Bolton £37.95
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Great upgrade for cable discs front and rear set under 40 notes can't go wrong...
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING! Just got me one set, might get another for my partner's bike. Chain Reaction had the same deal but are sold out. Good find, exceptional value

I... don't know how I missed that these were hydraulic. My bad!

mercutio98uk

These are mechanical disk brakes, not hydraulic. So... they don't need … These are mechanical disk brakes, not hydraulic. So... they don't need bleeding :pAs for mech vs hydra... the avids don't need much tweaking, not sure about these. It IS one advantage of hydraulic, I guess. Once set there's no cable stretching or similar.



​Lol just spotted that now, thought they were hydraulic

You may be better off wth the shimano for £17.50 a front or back
on Merlin cycles, if your rotors are still in good nick
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Thanks OP. Did not buy the brakes but bought some other accessories as a present .
Free delivery is over £25 otherwise another fiver for dely.
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Kreima Heimdallr Bike Lock / LED Front + Rear Lightset – Parkers of Bolton £14.95
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Bike lock that is also a front and rear light. Seems a decent saving and cracking design
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good for adding a rear wheel lock but the effort involved in removing and locking I'd proably rather have a larger lock or just quick release it. ANd how good are the lights?

'Save £45.05' ummmmmm, really.
More of a gimmick than anthing else, imo.
Concept Raptor 16" Boys Mountain Bike 5-7 Years £69.95 delivered @  Parkers of Bolton online.
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Tesco price £92.99 Other bike stores online from £82.00 Just had it delivered,no problems,5 Days delivery time but did order on a Saturday. Lovely wee bike for Dinosaur fans. Conce… Read more

Cold. £70 is about all it is worth.

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