I'm new on here, I owned a purple mk2 when I was eight years old (1981), had it until it I was about 12 and then moved onto racers & then mountain bikes etc followed by motorbikes, wife, kids............
Moving on I've always fancied another chopper so I picked a red mk3 up from an autojumble a couple of months ago, did it up and it's very nice but it's just not the same as a real one so last weekend I picked up a 1975 purple mk2, very rusty & dusty but complete and actually totally unmessed with, it looks like it's done very few miles but been stored in a shed since the late 70's/early 80's.
It's now totally stripped down & I'm just cleaning & polishing everything up rather than repainting.
Hi Just joined. Been trying to find current clubs/forums as it appears the RCOC pages are redundant.
I have had an Ultra Violet Mk2 for about 12-years which I bought with a plan to restore but just enjoy riding it especially at hot-rod shows. Its complete and original apart from the gearchange toggle which I had turned up in alloy as it was missing. The rear rack is very rusty but apart from that it isn't too bad. I think if I restored it I would be scqared to use it! Recently however my eldest daughter discovered she could ride it with the seat lowered and I never got near it last year! So I've just bought her a Mk3. I think its a special edition as its metallic blue with pink anodised handlebars and gothic lettering (I've seen a green/gold one like this too). This is in poor condition especially chrome. I think the quality is not as good as Mk2.
I'll post some pics soon.
Are the Mk3s still being made, and apart from eBay are there any places for Mk3 spares.
I am a proud owner of a 1980s Raleigh Chopper MKII since a few months. I restored it completely with some help of the guys from this site here www.bonanzarad.net There you find a big community that's all nuts about German 20" musclebikes, which are called "Bonanzarad".
Welcome in Guys. Great to see more worldwide interest. Makes you wonder what would have happened if ape hangers and Bannana seats werent invented? feel free to post on the site - bikes and projects is where most people start.
Hi everyone, I finally found a site that is still active. Glad to have found you. I live in the US and am the proud ( and original owner ) of a 1970 MK1 orange HBR 5 speed. Best birthday present ever! In 1973 I started converting it to a 10 speed. Lack of funds & experience kept me from completing the project. I have acquired all of the original parts with the exception of the front derailleur. If anyone knows where to find one or even what company made it I would greatly appreciate the information. It is in good shape for a 44year old bike. Always kept indoors so no rust! I will post some pics when the restoration is complete.
Hi guys, just logged on for the first time and the first message in my inbox says come here, so here we go. My name is Raymond i'm from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A long time ago now when i was a small child LOL i had a red Mk 2 Chopper deffo 2nd hand LOL. Last year i was at a sci fi/knightrider event with a full size dalek my original hobby and a mate of mine turned up to this show dressed as a storm trooper but riding a shiney mk 2 chopper. I couldn't take my eyes off it remembering mine as a kid i said that day i've got to have another one ....................... 6 months later i now own 6 Mk2's, 1 mk 3, and Saturday just gone i have just bought my first Mk 1 LOL I'm sure he must be here somewhere on this site the man in the Stormtrooper costume ................. Thanks CATFOOD ! No idea yet how you post pics on here so later when i figure it out.
Post by Raleighchoppershed on Aug 14, 2014 13:11:45 GMT
Nice to see the Chopper scene is still alive and kicking!
A handful of you may remember me as I was a keen collector and restorer going back 10 years or so. I have now got the time on my hands to finally dig out the garage, shed and loft and have started a website to showcase all I have. Pretty much everything is forsale apart from a few of my complete bikes. 10 years on I now desperately need the space and funds to support my actual career etc.
I have tons of used parts, plenty of NOS and a few other period bike parts and accessories. If anyone needs anything please let me know.
The website is www.Raleighchoppershed.com It is still in the building process. Please note, I dont mind doing swaps or even bartering so if you are a genuine collector please feel free to contact me directly to discuss stock etc. Stock will change weekly and more will be listed as and when I have the chance to list it.
So that been said, hope to get involved as much as I can. I will also start posting some nice images of brochures and such on the forum every time I find something interesting.
If anyone has any questions or queries please feel free to contact me.