RALEIGH Chopper MK1 1970
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Original Raleigh Chopper Mk1 in authentic condition from 1970.
The Chopper was patented in the UK in 1967 and patented in the US in 1968. The Chopper was introduced at American trade shows in January 1969 but it was not until April 1969 when Raleigh Choppers were released . The bike featured a choice of a single-speed hub, or a 3-speed or 5-speed Sturmey Archer gear hub, selected using a frame-mounted console gear lever - one of its "cool" features. Other features that appealed to the youth market were the unusual frame, long padded highback seat, sprung seat at the back, high-rise handlebars, 'bobbed' mudguards and differently sized wheels - 16" front and 20" rear. The rear hoop above the seat resembled a dragster anti roll bar "sissy bar". Even the kickstand was designed to give the stationary bicycle a lean reminiscent of a parked motorcycle. The tyres were wider than usual for the time, with a chunky tread on the rear wheel, featuring a red line around the sidewall.
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