Raleigh chopper

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Raleigh Chopper bicycle, c. 1972

Bicycle, child's

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On Friday the 18th of May 2012, a 85 year-old man named Alan Oakley died after a long battle with cancer. While you may not recognize his name, you will surely be familiar with the iconic bicycle from the seventies that he designed: the Raleigh Chopper.

Raleigh Chopper | The Spoken

On Friday the 18th of May 2012, a 85 year-old man named Alan Oakley died after a long battle with cancer. While you may not recognize his name, you will surely be familiar with the iconic bicycle from the seventies that he designed: the Raleigh Chopper. Mr. Oakley was 85 years old when he passed…

Raleigh Chopper Silver Jubilee Speical Edition, 1977

Raleigh Chopper: The definitive history and collectors' guide

The Raleigh Chopper brought the style of Easy Rider to the backstreets of Britain in the 70s. It took the UK youth bike market by storm and probably saved Raleigh from financial disaster. The Chopper was a distinctly different bike for young people and was a first choice Christmas present. However, the Chopper attracted criticism for some aspects of its safety. The Chopper became distinctly unfashionable in the 80s, when BMX became the latest craze.

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2 1975: ABBA. Rocky Horror Show. Wombles. End of the Vietnam War. Bay City Rollers. Curly perms. Jaws. KC & the Sunshine Band. If that’s the way you like it, then r…

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2 1975: ABBA. Rocky Horror Show. Wombles. End of the Vietnam War. Bay City Rollers. Curly perms. Jaws. KC & the Sunshine Band. If that’s the way you like it, then r…

Raleigh Chopper MKII, mauve, original, purple

Raleigh Chopper MKII

Raleigh Chopper MKII, mauve, original, purple, Grifter, Burner, UK, vintage, collectible, norman jay, 1970's, 1970, Sturmey

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2 1975: ABBA. Rocky Horror Show. Wombles. End of the Vietnam War. Bay City Rollers. Curly perms. Jaws. KC & the Sunshine Band. If that’s the way you like it, then r…