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My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:49 pm

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:06 pm

Hi Andy,
That's a fantastic addition to your black collection! 8-) Looks nice and original, even down to those period Kellogg's reflectors on the spokes that I remember from back in the day.
I wouldn't mind one myself, but for me it would just be an ornament.

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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I wouldn't mind one myself, but for me it would just be an ornament.

Happy cycling!

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Hi Andrew,
Not planning on riding this TBH, just had a go in the Driveway..... :doh: They seemed a lot easier to ride when I was 11 :lol:

Good investment these bikes if you have the room :cool:

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:14 pm

At least you won't need to buy any lycra gear!
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Re: My New Toy

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:17 pm

andyd wrote:Good investment these bikes if you have the room :cool:


Hi Andy,
Maybe. You've just inspired me to check out the Choppers on Ebay. Judging by the prices, I think I've left it a little late to buy one as a future investment....

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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:24 pm

Hi,
They have gone up over the last couple of months, Originals are cheaper Restored are :roll:
a lot of Interest in them too I got outbid on one last week....

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Re: My New Toy

Postby pbar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:11 pm

Been looking at these myself, seen a couple at car shows. Love it, looks like a real good one. Bet you can't stop grinning at it.

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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:56 pm

Hi Pete,
I had a couple of Sleepless Nights due to the excitement :lol:

There was someone riding a Red one at Classic Ford...I knew I had to have one

It's under a sheet in the Garage with the Capri :D

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:04 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote: You've just inspired me to check out the Choppers on Ebay


Jeepers Andrew, I had to double check that I was on the correct forum for a minute :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: My New Toy

Postby pbar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:20 pm

andyd wrote:I had a couple of Sleepless Nights due to the excitement :lol:


I bet you did Andy :) Next sunny day you should take a pic with it outside next to the Capri. Will look brilliant.

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:24 pm

andyd wrote:There was someone riding a Red one at Classic Ford...I knew I had to have one


Andy,

I was just going to say this myself mate before noticing just now that you had. Me and John saw this guy at Classic Ford too...crikey I hope he did not have a long journey home on that :lol:

On another note, do you also remember The Tomahawk Bicycle too...a scaled down "copy" of The Chopper without the famous shift gear lever. Many a kid was disappointed Christmas day to "end up" with one of these rather than the bigger more "powerful" Chopper :crying: :crying: :crying:

They are being reproduced for a short period due to the demand in retro bicyles...

http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B0959.html

Andy, you certainly made a good investment mate. The MK1 Choppers are fetching big money as are the Mk2 and Mk3's as well...Is yours a Mk1, 2 or 3 fella ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Chopp ... 3cfb003e01

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:25 pm

andyd wrote:Hi Pete


Good old Pete! :D

Fordoholic Nick wrote: I had to double check that I was on the correct forum for a minute :shock: :shock: :shock:


:lol: Nice one, Nick.
Loads of people have just complimented Andy about his Chopper!

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:27 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: The MK1 Choppers are fetching bid money as are the Mk2 and Mk3's as well


Not to mention the SE.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/raleigh-chopp ... 2ee01f909d

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Re: My New Toy

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Good old Pete! :D


:welcome: to the forum "Pete"... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:36 pm

Hi Nick,
I Would love a Mk1 but ££££££££.....mine is a Mk2 made between 1972 and 1982. Not keen on the Mk3.

I remember the Tomahawk a friend of mine had one in the 70's.

Andy

Pete....... What a Dick :doh: It's been along day polishing my Chopper :lol:

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Re: My New Toy

Postby pbar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:46 pm

We have one of these, you need one now too Andy -

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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:49 pm

You're not going to believe it but I was looking at this T Shirt earlier :xd: Watch this space..... :D

Can you still buy Flares :lol: :lol:

All you need to know http://www.retrowow.co.uk/retro_collect ... opper.html

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Re: My New Toy

Postby pbar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:57 pm

Hey that's got some great info, I need to delve into that. Didn't reailse that there was a drop handled version.

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Re: My New Toy

Postby pbar » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:58 pm

andyd wrote:You're not going to believe it but I was looking at this T Shirt earlier :xd: Watch this space..... :D



It's good :D

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Re: My New Toy

Postby andyd » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:03 am

pbar wrote:Hey that's got some great info, I need to delve into that. Didn't reailse that there was a drop handled version.

They also did a 5 and 10 speed Version which I wasn't aware of....
I emailed the Guys at this site to check it was current, and it was updated last year and the prices are still correct....but not for long IMO

ATB

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