Raleigh Special Edition Chopper 2016 £200 @ Jejames
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Raleigh Special Edition Chopper 2016 £200 @ Jejames

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Found 26th Nov 2016Made hot 26th Nov 2016
I used to love my Raleigh Chopper when I was a kid so I decided to get my son one for christmas and I must say they haven't changed a bit, cool as ever. Been looking for the best price on one Halfords where doing one for £265.00. But I found that JE James Cycles where doing the same bike for just £200. Bargain!

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They have changed by the look of it, where is the gear stick?

Not being funny OP but times have changed - maybe a BMX or a similar - think of your child's rep amongst the other kids in the park

Fortunately NOT in the middle of the frame like they used to be...when the knob fell off mine in the 70's I nearly lost a testicle when I slid off the seat

clnsndrs

They have changed by the look of it, where is the gear stick?


The seat is also split in two on the new one.

The whole thing is totally ridiculous now, nothing like the cool seventies cruiser. Your child will disown you.

nothing like original, well it is a bit, think the £150 toys r us one posted the other day looks better.

You want this bad boy
https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/ChopperScan25.jpg

wow nice pic machman

With free delivery too, bonus. Good find.

themachman

You want this bad boy


I had one of these, and the smaller, similar tomahawk before it. Wonder whatever happened to them?

classygear

Fortunately NOT in the middle of the frame like they used to be...when … Fortunately NOT in the middle of the frame like they used to be...when the knob fell off mine in the 70's I nearly lost a testicle when I slid off the seat



​come on man.. the long seat and unique gear stick MADE the chopper.... that's gotta be worth a testicle- you've got two?!

I was more of a Grifter kid. Just missed out on Choppers being cool by a couple of years.

themachman

You want this bad boy



​Wow I've just soiled my pants.That is one sexy machine

Dr Zoidberg

I was more of a Grifter kid. Just missed out on Choppers being cool by a … I was more of a Grifter kid. Just missed out on Choppers being cool by a couple of years.



​Ha ha gritter the best all round bike.Tough and ideal for a few skids.Dont know anyone who still had the hexagonal tread left on the rear tyres

Chopper was the best bike for wheelies!

Thistleno1

I had one of these, and the smaller, similar tomahawk before it. Wonder … I had one of these, and the smaller, similar tomahawk before it. Wonder whatever happened to them?


You let it rot away in the back garden like most other kids did probably!

muckspreader1

​Ha ha gritter the best all round bike.Tough and ideal for a few s … ​Ha ha gritter the best all round bike.Tough and ideal for a few skids.Dont know anyone who still had the hexagonal tread left on the rear tyres



There was a design fault though, when you pulled a wheelie (which was a mammoth task due to the grifters weight vs strength of an 8yr old) you'd unknowingly gear shift due to it being on the handle bars!!!

Thistleno1

I had one of these, and the smaller, similar tomahawk before it. Wonder … I had one of these, and the smaller, similar tomahawk before it. Wonder whatever happened to them?



​Dont forget the Budgie which was smaller version of the Tomahawk

I'm looking for a bigger chopper. (_;)

No 'nutcracker' I'm out

We have some both old and new choppers in the shop and the new ones are vaguely similar but not as good, the seat is messed up and the gearing was iconic

I had the original SE.... silver with mag wheels like this one:
http://www.choppertrader.com/se_500.jpg

Edited by: "stealth666" 26th Nov 2016

Yeah whats the point of the so call suspension on the new 1s back seat cushion now as no ones gonna sitting on it ?? I can understand with why they removed the gear stick really dont look cool no more with split seat

crazylegs

You let it rot away in the back garden like most other kids did probably!


My dad would never have stood for that!

I had a grifter and before that a striker. But wanted a chopper..... Me and my mate had walkie talkies and pretended to be those guys from C. H. I. P. S

how is anyone going to give a backy on that tiny seat.i had a yellow one remember pulling a wheelie and the handle bars broke lol

moneyfornothing

I had a grifter and before that a striker. But wanted a chopper..... Me … I had a grifter and before that a striker. But wanted a chopper..... Me and my mate had walkie talkies and pretended to be those guys from C. H. I. P. S



​Yes, Chips on Choppers. happy days.

Dr Zoidberg

I was more of a Grifter kid. Just missed out on Choppers being cool by a … I was more of a Grifter kid. Just missed out on Choppers being cool by a couple of years.


feel free to print off and display on your bedroom wall Dr
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/livester17/GRIFTER_001.jpg

leekickass

how is anyone going to give a backy on that tiny seat.i had a yellow one … how is anyone going to give a backy on that tiny seat.i had a yellow one remember pulling a wheelie and the handle bars broke lol


Ha Ha we called it a mogger or a takey used to have two of my mates hanging off the back and one on the handlebars!! remember the label on the back seat? "No pillion passengers" completely ignored that
Edited by: "themachman" 26th Nov 2016

Someone should be sacked for putting a picture of the modern version on here

[img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzkyWDc5Mg==/z/8A0AAOSwo4pYCMZU/$_57.JPG?set_id=8800005007[/img]

As I recall, they were rubbish. In fact all Raleigh pre bmx bikes were. Now if this deal was for a Super Tuff...

Loving the nostalgia on this thread. C.H.I.P.S, walkie talkies (omg!) Choppers (carried three kids on ours, two on the seats and one on the back), Grifters (snotty kid round the corner had one, he grew up to be a great family friend) and Tomahawks. Walking home from school, no hope of being robbed by another child as I had nothing of value, apart from a penny chew, knew all the kids within a 1 mile radius, and that was in London. We were satisfied with what is now seen as so little but it meant so much... Anyone remember the Tom and Jerry tricycles, with the two steps on the back, so someone could stand on it, holding the cyclist's shoulders. Who'd a thought one Chopper could evoke so many happy memories.

https://lh3.ggpht.com/TEjV-SNXta-FnIvVp2ILix3Mv-cm8xsjkbIy8NHo67uP1eXVIB7UHNQxV6ChdFXGTdo=h310

Santa brought me a Raleigh Commando, It was brilliant. Similar seat to the chopper, great for Backys

A chopper in 2016 .... well stranger things ......
Edited by: "dmm1000" 26th Nov 2016

​Till the Sturmey Archer gear thing in the back wheel gave way when you were going for it in 3rd gear, and you suspended on the crossbar by the groin with your feel flailing along the ground.

Should have gone to Specsavers....

I had a yellow Mk II that would take two of my mates and my skateboard between the seat "hoop" and the back of the seat itself. Awesome bike. The plastic window that showed you what gear you were in was lost, but the rest of the bike was great.

My mum sold it.

GUTTED.

front is fine but soon as you get toward rear seat looks awful!

themachman

feel free to print off and display on your bedroom wall Dr



I had an XL.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/14/b0/8e/14b08e8c931adf17f9ad556d9f89b23c.jpg
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