Raleigh Chopper 1968 to 1981
The Raleigh Chopper brought the style of Easy Rider to the backstreets of Britain in the 1970s. It took the UK youth bike market by storm and saved Raleigh from financial disaster.
The Chopper was a different bike for young people and it was a first choice as a Christmas present, but experts had safety concerns. The 1980s' BMX craze that finally killed it off.
Raleigh Chopper Mk1
The design of the Chopper was revolutionary when Raleigh launched it in the UK in 1969, but the ape-hanger handle bars and long padded saddle were already familiar to American children. The original inspiration for the Chopper was the Chopper motorcycle. It was a cut down and customised machine. Chopper motorbikes had a cult following with enthusiasts in the US from the late 1940s.
US manufacturer, Schwinn, made bikes with ape hanger handle bars in the early sixties. But they were nowhere near as well packaged as the Chopper.
In the US market the Chopper was more evolution than revolution. In the UK market it was something new.
The movie Easy Rider premiered in 1969. In the film, Peter Fonda and Denis Hopper cruise around America on stripped down Chopper motorbikes. This meant the Raleigh Chopper had instant cool.
In 1971 Raleigh saw a 55% increase in cycle sales due to the Chopper. The cycle maker went through lean times in the 1950s and 1960s as sales of adult bikes slumped. With rising affluence, more people bought cars, motorbikes and scooters. The traditional push bike had a down market image.
Raleigh charged a premium for the Chopper over the price of a conventional child's bike. In 1970 it cost £34 19s (£360 in today's money). The Chopper was so popular in 1970 that retailers had to persuade adults it was not a suitable bike for them. It gave the kids something different from an adult bike, something of their own. The Raleigh Chopper brought the style of Easy Rider to UK streets and to boys in the ten to fourteen age group.
The Chopper was joined in 1972 by a bike for younger children, the Tomahawk. But by then the safety record of the Chopper was being questioned. An Italian competitor, the Morando Easy Rider Bike, was withdrawn from sale due to safety concerns. Its UK distributors, the Barclay Group (Mobo, Chad Valley and Tri-ang), recalled models already sold.
Raleigh Chopper Mk2
A British Medical Journal report claimed that the high handle bars made steering unsafe. Others claimed that it was possible for two children to ride on one Chopper. Safety concerns prompted a revision to the basic design in 1972, with the Chopper Mk 2 having a shorter seat. Raleigh also made changes to the gear leaver style and handle bars. Raleigh had to defend the safety of the Chopper when questions were raised in Parliament.
The Chopper was a bike that put style before practicality. In the early years of the 1970s it might have been every boy's dream, but volunteers for a Which? report in 1972 found the Chopper slow and hard work. Most would have preferred a racing bike.
In spite of the style over substance approach, the Chopper won a place in the Council of Industrial Design (COID)'s Design Index.
It fell out of favour in the early 1980s, when BMX bikes became the latest craze. Raleigh launched a new model, the Mk3. It had much of the original style, but without the crossbar mounted gear leaver and banana style seat.
The Chopper Mk 1 is worth a little more than the Mk2. The Mk1 is rare and more desirable. If you want a good, usable Chopper, look for a Mk2 in presentable, but not perfect condition. You should be able to find one for around £400. Perfect examples of both models are worth more than double this price.
- Restoration project £100 to £300
- Good presentable and useable condition £500 to £800
- Excellent condition £800 to £1000
- Restored to factory condition or better £1000+
Buy on eBay.
- Restoration project £50 to £200
- Good presentable and useable condition £300 to £500
- Restored to factory condition or better £800 to £1000+
Buy on eBay.
Chopper Mk3 (2004 reproduction model)
- Good £50 to £100
- Mint £200
Buy on eBay.
Rare and special Choppers
Raleigh Chopper Mk1 10 Speed 1969-1970
In the USA, Raleigh sold the Chopper as a 5 speed or 10 speed bike, as well as the standard Sturmey Archer 3 speed.
The 10 speed is the most highly prized of all Raleigh Choppers.
If you want one today, a perfect example will cost in the region of £2000.
GT Sprint 1972-73
The GT Sprint was a Chopper with drop handle bars. It was available in two colours: flamboyant green (left) or fire bronze.
The Sprint had different tyres, a 'racing saddle' and a modified frame, but only 3 speeds. It was not a big seller and thus is a rarity today.
Of course that makes the Sprint all the more desirable and a top notch one will now cost from around £1000 to £1500.
Raleigh Chopper 5 speed 1973-1976
The Raleigh Chopper 5 speed had a new gear change based on the classic racing bike derailleur, but with the Chopper style gear shift. Strangely, it was only available in pink, a colour guaranteed not to appeal to boys in the 1970s. So like the Sprint, it did not sell well and was quietly dropped in 1976.
It is, of course, highly collectable today. Expect to pay around £1000 for a good one.
Silver Jubilee Special Edition 1976-1977
To celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, Raleigh released this silver special edition chopper.
It was actually launched in 1976 to be in the shops in time for Christmas. In spite of the new wheels (yes, those alloy wheels are genuine) it was not a great seller and is also a rare bike today. You will need to spend around £1500 for one of these.
Who designed the Raleigh Chopper?
Whilst the Raleigh Chopper caused controversy in its day for its safety reputation, today a controversy rages over who the actual designer was. Both Raleigh's Chief Designer, Alan Oakley, who sadly passed away in 2012 and Ogle's former Managing Director, Tom Karen, have claimed to be the Chopper's designer.
Alan Oakley always maintained he sketched out the design for the Chopper on a flight back from the USA in 1967 after researching into the American teenage market.
Ogle was approached by Raleigh in 1968, to help them come up with a design to rival the Schwinn bike that was better than their first attempt, the Raleigh Rodeo. Tom Karen recently showed his original sketches, which look remarkably like the final design, to the Daily Mail in May 2014 after fishing them out of his garage.
Both Wikipedia and the enthusiast website raleighchopper.info say it was Alan Oakley; you will need to make up your own mind. More than likely both men contributed to the final design.
More on the Raleigh Chopper
Your comments on the Raleigh Chopper
"I HAVE A 1972 RED CHOPPER, NEEDS TO BE RESTORED BUT ALL ORIGINAL. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ROUGH VALUE." red rider
Early Raleigh Choppers sell for £200 to £300 pounds on eBay, if they are in good condition. The Raleigh Chopper Mk 1 commands a premium over the Raleigh Chopper Mk2. The Mk2 came in in 1972, so yours could be either. Raleigh Choppers in poor condition are worth considerably less. One very tatty example failed to sell for £20 recently. I would recommend having a look at eBay Completed Listings and comparing bikes in similar condition to yours. Retrowow
"I had a Chopper bike. I used it from the age of ten to fourteen. It was fantastic, red colour, the ease of lowrider seat. The banana seat was very comfortable and the gear position was attractive.
My Difficulties were: whobbles, wheelies were not uncommon, hard to run or make long distances with it." Chopper Lowerider
"I am looking to buy a mark 3 chopper but finding it extremely hard as they only made 400 . I'm thinking and correct me if i'm wrong but would they go up in price. If you know anyone or a good website that are willing to sell tell me in a email mine is Orcf@hotmail.co.uk. ps. i have only 200 to spend." oran cowell-fergusson
"i had a 'Raleigh chipper' (it was the smaller brother of the chopper) my dad brought back from the dump and restored it, but nether fixed the broken front seat bracket, so the whole seat used to tilt upwards exposing the stem, once i was out over the park on it, stood up to give it fast burst of accelaration and sat back down, you can guess the rest! it was about a week before i was able to ride it again! thanks dad." robert
"I rode a yellow Raleigh chopper from the mid-seventies right up into the mid-eighties and came off it most memorably as it wobbled out of control while I was freewheeling down a hill. I lost half an eyebrow and bear the scar to this day. Another time I almost castrated myself on the famously malpositioned gear lever. Not long after that I got a racer but missed the upright sitting position and the comfort of the wide saddle with its sturdy suspension." Chopper cropper
"i have the very one chopper bike mk1 it was my husbands he holds the bike and he goes on about the past on this ike he still thinks that this bike is the very best bike for any one still to have we like this to go to a new home to some one who would now give it the home it really needs any one intreasted pls contact me on 01902828217" wrs emms email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"hi ive just got one im having dowts on weather its a mk1 or mk2 its got gear solector in between your legs witch is the T bar shaped and the top of the seat back grab rail is curved squair not like a arch if you can help please contact me thanks damo" damion milner
Hi Damo, It sounds like a Mk2 to me. The Mark 1 gear stick is left, the Mk2 is as illustrated above. Retrowow
"I want one so badly but i don't know where to get them but i wanton for £99.99 please do you know where i can get one???" Nisa
"this is the best bike of the word .... i use 2 have 2 before .... and i wish 2 have 1 now" musaab alkhayatt
"Hi I have an original purple and orange chopper. It is in quite poor condition, but apart from 1 wheel it is all original features. I'm trying to find out it's value and where I could sell it Any help much appreciated! Thanks" marsha
"I have an original gray chopper. Its in a good condition and i would like to sell it for 250 euros. It has all original. Who is interesed in it contact me on my email.My email is email@example.com." neville
"eek, i have vivid memories about the 'purple raleigh chopper' and that 't' bar geat changer....it almost turned me into a gelding... after one particular top spec crash....lol great days" tim
"Im looking for a set of chrome mudgaurds for a mk3 chopper.Must be new or in excellent condition.Can anyone help...Many thanks Ian.Birmingham" ian
"Hi,I have a mk1 chopper in fair condition, a friend wants to buy it of me he has offered me 60, do u think this is a fair price or would it be worth more." Shane
Hi Shane, That sounds a little on the cheap side to me. Check out eBay completed listing for a proper valuation, but I'd say around £100 if it is usable, but 'fair' condition. Retrowow
"I have just discovered that my mk2 Raleigh Chopper is actually a Mk1. However, it has mk2 gears and pedals. My parents bought it second hand for me 29 years ago. We think it is dated 1970 from the crank. Anybody got any ideas why it would have the wrong gear?? Thanks!" Lor
"i have a raleigh chopper mk111 arrow wedge that id like to sell its in vg condition how much it worth or eanyone intrested semingly only 400 were ever made." murray
"lor,the mk1 chopper was going through a change over to the mk2 in 71 72 for safty reasons so the late mk1 was fitted with mk2 parts when going through the change over,hope this helps," john
"I am now 49 years of age and in the 1970s had an original chopper bike, I still remember it to this day as it was such a sturdy and fun bike to ride. probably the best bike I have ever owned . I am looking to buy an original chopper in good condition soon if I can find one and keep it for prosperity." kevin hull
"i have a mrk 2 raleigh chopper ive restored it its in fab condition but its an un usuall colour its the golden yellow wot they only did in the mark 1 its not the fizzy lemon in wot they did in the mrk2 is it worth anymore can any 1 help thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!" tango
"I am looking to buy a mk1 or mk2 raleigh chopper for restoring, Email me with what you have at firstname.lastname@example.org i live in the south west.05/01/2010 Peter in Devon " Peter
" I have a limited edition totally original chopper, seat gears wheels, grey colour. Its been in the family since new 1970's. I don't know a lot about it but it 's in ok condition. all offers welcome. If you want to come and view the bike you won't be disappointed. west London" JOANNE email@example.com
"Hi i am looking for a handle bar stem bolt and nut for a mk1. does any one have one, if so how much would it be. cheers" john
"Hi, I'm in Australia and looking for someone to sell me a MK1 or MK2 (any condition) - I realise the postage and packing will be extra to send me one from oversea's but I would love to get one now as I was one of the few dreamers as a kid who never got one. Would also consider a Raleigh Grifter as well. How cool to have both haha. firstname.lastname@example.org" Neil Driver
"hi all. i have a mk2 chopper but the seat bracket has rusted off the bottom of the seat. i have a spare mki seat. will this fit on my bike? does anybody out therte know how to repair mine? thanks all." adrian gibbs 04/07/2010
"I am restoring my childhood Raleigh Chopper that I got in 1973, at least I think it is Raleigh? It was given to me in Mexico. Does anyone know why there isn't a frame serial #, no speeds and such a short seat, maybe it is not a Raleigh?" Edgar 06/07/2010
"I'm looking for a mk2 to restore for a special project.I don't care what condition it's in as it's going to be totally restored for a temporary shop display.
The rustier and cheaper the better,I'm in Southampton but will pick it up or arrange couriers wherever you are.
Anything considered." Scott 27/01/2011
"can you still buy an original wembley trophy football,prefrebly orange.also which company made the originals." neil mitchell 14/02/2011
"i remember coming down stairs on christmas morning in the seventies to find my shiny new chopper mk2 it was like owning a rolls royce" kev barlow 24/02/2011
"The Raleigh Chopper was not launched in the UK. It made it's debut at American trade shows Jan 69. It was available for purchase June 69 in North America & possibly Australia & or South Africa. It wasn't till late 1970 when the UK got it's first Choppers." Prechopper 01/04/2011
"Just to reply to Scotts request (27.1.11). Its more than likely to late now but I do have a red mk 2 chopper in need of a full restoration.Its something I always wanted to do because as a kid we couldnt afford one.It cost me around 150 when a got it but then my health deteriated and now Im not able.If I got near my money back I would be content. - Michael 23.04.11" Michael McGoldrick 23/04/2011
"The Raleigh Chopper was NOT launched in the UK 1969. It was first introduced at American trade shows in January 1969 & first shipments to North American dealers in June 1969. It is introduced in the UK in late 1970." Prechopper 02/05/2011
"Hi, Im in the process of buying a mk3 chopper, it's in very good condition. but has the front mudguard missing.
I haven't been able to find a mk3 mudguard anywhere, will a mk2 mudguard fit onto it?
Also would I be able to fit lights from the mk1 and the raleigh origianl badge from an mk1 to my mk3?
Thanks." Bowiegirl13 11/05/2011
could i fit the original seat from an mk1 or mk2 onto the mk3 ?" Bowiegirl13 11/05/2011
"i have a mk1 chopper i have had since new its in my parents basement.. i respayed cortina 1600e colur in the 70s..its all there i cant find the chain gard..the orignal coluor is orange with the round back chrome seat.. the round gear nob is missing.how much do these sell for in this state not working.." martin 06/06/2011
"Ive just got a red mk3 chopper and need a bit of touch up paint. Can anyone tell me the correct paint to buy. Cheers." David Turver 26/08/2011
"Hi, I have a 70's chopper im about to restore. Does anyone know if the parts from a Mk3 (2004) model are the same as the 70's models, ie the chrome mud guards, back parcel tray?" Len 06/01/2012
"Does anyone know if parts from a chopper MK3 will fit on a MK1 or MK2 ? Things like the mud guards and the rear parcel tray." Len 07/01/2012
"I have just converted my RALEIGH CHOPPER to a 36volt electric bike and it runs very well with its Li-ion Battery,I am really pleased with this 70s icon..Jeff in Preston Lancs England.." jeff 04/03/2012
"Hello I have the same chopper as the top picture I need a new transmission. Case and a few other things . How much I am located in australia" Todd wakley 04/04/2012
"nedd help dating my chopper i found date stamp under strumley acher logo not off to side year first 69 6 also framenumber was 0526515 anyone with info?" jeff 11/04/2012
"Could anyone put a rough value on my Mk1 chopper? Looking to sell ... needs refurbed. 1970 crank. 30 years ago it was given to me second hand - it was painted and had gear changed from mk1 to mk2. Seat was also recovered at the time." Jessie 09/05/2012
Rough restoration projects are selling on eBay for Â£100+. It depends a lot on condition of course.
Mint examples sell for Â£500+.
best regards" Steve 09/05/2012
"anyone want to buy a mk2 for restoring complete not to bad" john 12/05/2012
My son is looking to sell his 2004 Limited Edition Chopper (red bike with yellow writing) - unfortunately we have misplaced the certificate due to several house moves. The bike is in relatively good condition (it has been in storage for some time) with only a couple of scratches on the paint work as it was well used. Please contact me for further details. Tyne and Wear area......" Suzy 31/05/2012
"Can anyone tell me anything about a similar bike to the raleigh chopper. It is a panther made by oneil but i cant find any info anywhere and ive just come into possession of one and want to restore it" paul rogers 30/07/2012
"have you had any luck finding anything more about panther bike paul, i use to have one when i was kid in the late 70's, wish i could find a photo of one to reminisce about,was a smart looking bike, black and chrome, first and only new bike i had as a kid, would be great to see a photo of one''" colin summerson 05/10/2012
"As a kid I recall someone on my estate having a Panther which was Black and like a Chopper, I remember it clearly because it was almost identical to my own Chopper-type bike called a Malborough Bronco. I've since found out was also known as a Vindec High Riser according to this place...Pic is exactly my old bike, same colour etc.
http://www.nemusclebikes.com/bc27.php" Mark 10/10/2012
"I am about to restore a Raleigh chopper mk2 and looking for wheels. Do you know from where I can get either a pair or the front??
I am new into this and searching for websites or forums that can help me build it.
Thanks.." Glafocs 21/01/2013
"HELP PLEASE ! i have bought a new chopper the mk 4 hot one i am buying a 1970 huret 40mph speedo but i am not sure how to fit the cable to the bike or where if any one knows please hepl
many thanks martin" martin d 08/02/2013
"hi am looking for a mk2 special edition m2 sprint and a mk2 5 speed thanks" keith 28/04/2013
"looking for chopper mk1 or mk2 in good condition can anyone help thanks ." jeff oneill 20/10/2013
Can anyone tell me if a mk1 headstem will fit a mk2 handle bar.
Glyn." glyn 01/01/2014
"I was born in 1963 and my bike was a bronco i got it in the 70s the head label said made in Austria both wheels same size only kid with one it was great would love picture of it can't see it anywere on the net" dave 02/01/2014
"I am in the middle of restoring a 1971 mk1 chopper. But im in need of set of pedals, front wheel and stickers. Tried local suppliers but none left" John 25/02/2014
"Hi I have an original 1971 mk1 yellow chopper - unused and still has it tags on! Original tyres and everything new! Because of its age does have a few bobbles on chrome and paint but in excellent condition for age. Anyone interested, email me for more details...
Just out of interest how much do you think it's worth Retrowow?! Have a clue from article above... Cheers Howard" Howard Burnett 29/06/2014
It is going to be worth around Â£1000. Unused with tags would be, in my view better than restored, even if the restored bike looks better. However, blemishes will detract from the value unless they are minor.
I hope this helps. As with all valuations it is difficult to be more than approximate. If you are after insurance value I would probably put it at Â£1500.
So as always it depends..." Steven 30/06/2014
I have an original chopper that I am looking to sell. I was handed it down by my dad and I'm not even sure if it's an MK1 or 2. How can I tell the difference so it know what price to advertise it as?
Any help will be appreciated
Hannah" Hannah McNamara 07/08/2014
I have a Mk1 complete which needs restoration.
Needs re-chroming and re-paint. I have new tyres and spokes for it.
Do you know anyone who would be able to do the restoration for me?" Kevin 26/11/2014
"hi I'm looking for a mk1 chooper in good condition must be original Plz ASAP cash waiting thanks" Jackie 26/11/2014
"Hi im selling a chopper mk2 floucesnt purple in near perfect condition im asking 500 pounds co" tony 02/12/2014
"Hi, im wanting to sell my mk3 chopper only ridden twice, there's pitting on the chrome,otherwise it's lovely. People are saying there valuable & daft prices on eBay. Ta" Lisa webb 18/12/2014
"Hi, I'm restoring a mk2 chopper purple limited edition and the stickers on mine are a bit worn so I was wandering where I could by new ones or old replacements" Jakob Lewis 09/02/2015
"Looking to renovate my Mk 2 Chopper in purple. Started doing it myself, but don't have the time or commitment. Want to see it in great condition again, so am looking to pay for it to be sorted. Frame needs serious-pitting and re-painting and the chrome (wheels included) need re-chroming. Any suggestions where in the South East I can go for this?" Jason Martin 16/02/2015
"Please could you help me I am looking for a place that will do up my mk1 chopper could you help me I want it taken back to factory condition" Bill sevier 18/03/2015
"Hi. I have a 1974 mk2 Chopper in red . It has been ridden a for about 5 miles since new then stored. It is 100% original & unrestored & is 99% mint condition. Still has original clean oil on chain and 1974 air in tyres. Any advice on value and best advice to sell it. Cheers Aaron." Aaron Phillips 17/08/2015
"It will be worth upwards of Â£1000." Steven 17/08/2015
"Can anybody tell me how many of the ben shermam limited edition mk3 chopper s were manufactured and is there any new old stock of this model available anywhere thanks.Also can you get replacement certificate for limited edition choppers any help would be appreciated" seanyboy 15/09/2015
"Will a rear mudguard from a my 3 fit a mk1 chopper ? Or where is best to buy a repro rear mudguard ??" Kennethandrewmaciver 11/10/2015
"Hi, whilst helping my dad clear out his garage we came across a 1977 silver jubilee Raleigh tomahawk, a blue grifter and a blue Raleigh bmx with yellow wheels......has anyone any idea who would be interested in these and if they are worth anything ????? All the bikes are in relative good condition.....thanks" Lee 22/10/2015
"Hi lee I would be interested in making you an offer many thanks Chris" Chris Carter 10/11/2015
"Hi Lee, I just came across your post re: chopper, grifter etc, did you sell them all? many thanks" Neill Butcher 08/01/2016
"have a bike here that is based on a chopper. it's a "mustang" by howard o'brien, coventry. can anyone tell me anything about this bike?" kev 25/01/2016
"I have just got a Mark 3 here in Spain, they are not common...here we used to have something similar called the Motoretta..I guess every country had their own versions..Can anyone please tell me what year the purple Mark 3 was released, as they seem to have changed colours over the years...thanks" Nik 05/02/2016
"Where's the best place to get my 1972 Raleigh Chopper restored to factory condition?" stewart mckenzie 09/05/2016
"Hello, I am considering buying a mk 3 Chopper (2010). But heard that earlier models were awful at going uphill... or travelling anywhere really. Please can you let me know if this applied to the mk 3 too? Thank you." Grace 23/07/2016
"My sister has a Raleigh Special Edition Chopper bike it does need restoring just looking about how she would sell this on and where is the best place to do this. It is the Silver Jubilee Special Edition 1976-1977.
Thank you" Emma 30/07/2016
"I have what I believe is a very complete original Mk1 Raleigh Chopper in yellow. Its very tidy and seems to me it hasn't ever been restored. I don't know a lot about these choppers..I bought it cos it appears to be so original and untouched. On the rear hub is has 1970 stamped into it so I guess its a 1970 chopper..If any enthusiast could help me as to whether the parts are all original I would be grateful. I can email photos." Geoff 07/08/2016
"Can any one tell me why my back seat plate as one hole ? Whe all the ones iv seen have two. Can you help please" Ian 19/08/2016
"My back seat plate as one hole. Ones iv seen have. Can you tell me why this is" Ian 19/08/2016
"Hi I have a mk2 original Raleigh chopper in need of restoration,its violet purple with indigo orange dacals.its even has original dynamo front and rear lights.i am open to offers for it.so if interested give me a call.07482274603." Gaz 19/09/2016
"in 1972 i had a light green mk1 5 speed derailleur purchased in devon UK so they must have been available to UK market.." jon 21/10/2016
"My sister had a orange MK 1 ,I'd love to get another one if the price was right." Len Selfe 06/01/2017
"Hi my sister had a orange MK1 we sold it in the 70s i'd love to get another in her memory." Len Selfe 07/01/2017
"I have an original Raleigh Chipper, never used in yellow.
Could someone give me an idea of the approximate value, I have looked everywhere on the internet and couldn't find any for sale, thanks" Tony 09/01/2017
"Can anyone tell me if the MK3 Raleigh Chopper wheel
will fit the MK2 Frame" Alan 08/02/2017
"I have a pretty much all original MK1 Chopper 3 speed in orange, In pretty good shape. I don't know what to put the price tag at, but if anyone could help that would be awesome." Jake 08/03/2017
"How do you get the gear lever off a 3 speed mk2 chopper [the actual chrome lever itself].
Ace." ace 06/04/2017
"Hi I am selling a blue MK3 Chopper.
It will need a new rear tire if you wanted to ride it as the steel cord has broken through on side wall apart from that it is in very good condition.
Looking for around the Â£100.00 mark, location London / Essex." Darren 02/05/2017
""Hi I am selling a Black MK2 chopper.All original parts,paint etc.In very good condition.Only rode about ten times.Looking to sale for Â£500.00.Collection only. Cash on collection.Location London/Buckinghamshire.Telephone 07745311195. "Carol" 27/07/2017" c starling 27/07/2017
I have a chopper me 3 all chrome and pristine condition.
Does anyone know if any of the mark 3 models were made in Nottingham or were they all made abroad,
Does anyone have any information regarding the chrome model
Cheers" Neil campbell 26/01/2018
"I had a bike just like a chopper but had a long gear lever that went almost down to the pedals any remember what it was called" Martin 18/02/2018
"Hi, I'm selling my fully restored MK2 1977 space blue chopper. It's in mint condition, kept indoors and only taken out on fair weather days. Includes mirrors and squirrel tail on a chrome bar.
£950 ONO contact 07835544195 if you’re interested. Rachel in Brighton." Rachel James 14/05/2018
"Hi my son is off to Uni and so is selling a vgc 2010 reproduction model Raleigh chopper bike in a lovely classic red colour it has just been stored away with very little use. I had two chopper bikes myself in the 70s one red and one purple and loved them but had a nasty accident as a child when my bike wheel wobbled downhill I was going really fast though! I still have the scars today! With the first hand knowledge of how dangerous the chopper bike could be I was overjoyed when the much safer reproduction models came out.This is how I came to buy the repro model for my son, but he didn't share my enthusiasm for the chopper didn't love it's retro look so the bike he is selling is in excellent condition. It's for sale at £250 if anyone's interested please contact 01446 678094 thanks" Vivienne Edwards 07/06/2018
"Tengo una MK1 amarilla y me fatal la palanca de cambios soy de Ecuador
I have a yellow MK1 and I miss the shift lever I am from Ecuador" Byron Patricio Unda Unda 20/06/2018
"Anyone heard of a mobile cross from 74 -75." John lannigan 15/01/2019
The 1974/5 catalogue features the Raleigh chopper MkII and the Chopper 5 (5 speed). There is also the Commando for children aged 7-11. Best regards" Steven 16/01/2019
"Hi iv just got a mk3 for buttons , it requires a front inner tube and a gear cable any ideas folks as am stuck finding anything" John codona 17/03/2019