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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Hi there,
I just got a Raleigh Chopper MK2 for restoration and wondering from where I can get a pair of wheels?
Any help would be useful.

Thanks!
Glafcos.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Obion wrote:
Hi there,
I just got a Raleigh Chopper MK2 for restoration and wondering from where I can get a pair of wheels?
Any help would be useful.

Thanks!
Glafcos.


Ebay is your friend here or try Raleigh Chopper owners club message board. (Google it).


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 Post subject: Chopper color codes..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:19 am 
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Thanks a lot..
Do you know also from where I can get the color codes too??
I will have to repaint the frame and want it to look as much alike the original colors..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:57 am 
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Obion wrote:
Thanks a lot..
Do you know also from where I can get the color codes too??
I will have to repaint the frame and want it to look as much alike the original colors..


Ive seen th codes somewhere on Chopper related sites. Email anyone of the webmasters Im sure they will have it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:29 am 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Best Chopper exploit I've read of - London League CX stalwart Mick Bell fitted his (an original Chopper, not the recent V-braked reworking) with Time ATAC clipless pedals and rode it up Alpe D'Huez....just to prove that he could! :)

http://ukcyclesport.com/features/your-b ... ells-bikes

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:08 am 
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By the time I was old enough everyone was on Bombers, Strikers and Grifters. I think I had a Striker. There were still a few Choppers around though. I still look at them and think it's incredible that Raleigh built the thing in the first place. Hat's off to somebody... :shock: Yours is stunning Spokesmann.

As for the Alpe d'Huez effort.... I wonder what it felt like for some Dutch roadie to be overtaken by Mick on his Chopper, and notice him change down a gear and accelerate away... 8)


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David B wrote:
Best Chopper exploit I've read of - London League CX stalwart Mick Bell fitted his (an original Chopper, not the recent V-braked reworking) with Time ATAC clipless pedals and rode it up Alpe D'Huez....just to prove that he could! :)

http://ukcyclesport.com/features/your-b ... ells-bikes

David


Great stuff!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Here's my Mk3 FWIW.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:16 pm 
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What is the approximate value of a not bad but not good condition one of these? Ie probably needs new cables, a bit of a clean etc, no chips but the paint a little faded? As I have a red one in my garage.


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Melon wrote:
What is the approximate value of a not bad but not good condition one of these? Ie probably needs new cables, a bit of a clean etc, no chips but the paint a little faded? As I have a red one in my garage.


Price not so buoyant as they once were.

A reasonable one, complete with no major damage should be around the 175-200 mark.


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