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 Post subject: Two non-Carltons!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:20 pm 
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A couple of carpet dwellers. The Mk2 Chopper dates from 1977 and has had shed loads spent on it to make it near show standard.
The Mk3 was a buy from about 5 years ago when Raleigh launched the revised Chopper - always wanted one as a kid so I couldn't resist it!.

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take it the seat on the purple one is not standard issue??

a chap on the ctc forum rode the end to end on a chopper for charity. Heres his blog

http://jogleonachopper.blogspot.com/


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pigman wrote:
take it the seat on the purple one is not standard issue??

a chap on the ctc forum rode the end to end on a chopper for charity. Heres his blog

http://jogleonachopper.blogspot.com/


That is the standard seat now, they dont have the one piece polo saddle anymore.


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I had a original purple chopper, but once the the excitement was over, i soon went back to my 5 speed Sun racer. I would of been about 12 years old at the time.
What year did the Chopper come out?.


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mavesyn wrote:
I had a original purple chopper, but once the the excitement was over, i soon went back to my 5 speed Sun racer. I would of been about 12 years old at the time.
What year did the Chopper come out?.


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My first ever bike was a de-stickered Budgie, the teeny tiny version of the Chopper, in pale blue. It had a sticker saying "Alycidon" on the down tube. I can still remember my dad's voice telling me he'd still got hold of the seat rail, going from loud to quiet as I pedalled off on my first stabiliser free ride. It was full of win, and gave me a long standing prejudice against same sized wheels...


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