hello well I finally got the bike of my dreams thirty odd years late but still excited. Mum said no as a child as the Chopper was causing too much anxiety amongst suburban mothers groups so a Upside Down Chopper Framed Bike was bought. I have looked often on eBay but never got round to it, then on Saturday I happened to be passing a antique shop in Glasgow and hanging in the window was a red mark 2 in very good condition, I just could not help myself and was shocked to see price of 160. I even got a tenner off for cash and now am the proud owner of August seventy two. The chrome is in very good condition the seat is a bit ripped and the paint has usual scratches but thankfully no rust to be seen. I feel I owe it to myself to restore her to former glories but totally useless at that sort of thing so any help in pointing me towards the proffesionals greatly needed. Dougie
It's great that fate eventually found you a chopper, and doesn't sound like a bad price either.
Unless it's really shabby it might be worth considering not restoring it, they're only original once. Also once you start down that route the parts that were perfectly good enough for your rider are now too shabby for the shiny paint etc and suddenly it's costing you a fortune.
Thank you for the advice, the bike has all original paint and a quick wash has revealed the chrome to be excellent. I am a bit collector and firmly believe in keeping original. Will try and post pictures this week get all your opinions. Need to find a restorer for the seat as it would be shame to have it rip more then face recovering. Good to find this site!!