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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:04 pm 
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Just lovely - but dont you need some ribbons hanging from the handlebars? For xmas in 1972 ish I got a Royal Enfield racer and my best friend got a Chopper - envy until I realised he was never going to beat me in a race!!


Im not a ribbons/streamer man! :lol:


Me neither. I preferred the clothes peg on the seat stay with a few cigarette cards brushing against the spokes. If your imagination was vivid enough, it sounded just like a motor bike (yeah, right :-) )


Now that does take me back, it could very noisy if done right, always reminded me of a VW Beetle with no silencer!


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Thanks for the pictures - that is one lovely bit of eye candy.

I've got an old purple mk2 in the shed at my dad's and it doesn't matter how heavy it was, I always loved it. Classic bit of 70s nostalgia.


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loramski wrote:
Thanks for the pictures - that is one lovely bit of eye candy.

I've got an old purple mk2 in the shed at my dad's and it doesn't matter how heavy it was, I always loved it. Classic bit of 70s nostalgia.


Thanks, still rideable is it?


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loramski wrote:
Thanks for the pictures - that is one lovely bit of eye candy.

I've got an old purple mk2 in the shed at my dad's and it doesn't matter how heavy it was, I always loved it. Classic bit of 70s nostalgia.


Thanks, still rideable is it?


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Spokesmann wrote:
This is a heavy brute at over 30lbs. My Mk3 in aluminium is considerably lighter.

They must have built them like the earlier RSW-16. I had to carry mine home last night and it weighs a TON!


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This is a heavy brute at over 30lbs. My Mk3 in aluminium is considerably lighter.

They must have built them like the earlier RSW-16. I had to carry mine home last night and it weighs a TON!


The RSW16 has a few interchangeable parts with the Chopper, such as front wheels/tyres/tubes.


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Yep, I've got Chopper front tyres on mine.


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Spokesmann wrote:
loramski wrote:
Thanks for the pictures - that is one lovely bit of eye candy.

I've got an old purple mk2 in the shed at my dad's and it doesn't matter how heavy it was, I always loved it. Classic bit of 70s nostalgia.


Thanks, still rideable is it?


Yes, I'd say so. It was fine the last time I rode it, which was about 27 years ago or so I suppose, when I got a new bike and it's just sat in the shed/garage ever since. Bit of surface rust and a few minor bits of damage to the plastic gear thingy but otherwise substantially intact.


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Would be nice to restore it. Always liked the ultra violet colour!


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Yes, one day, maybe...! Not sure I have the inclination or money, at present.


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