Hello Michael, plenty of Chopperists all over the world here on The Hot One. One area a bit quiet is however Nottingham strange as it is the home of Britains favorite musclebike. Hopefully now you're here they'll all come out of the woodwork!
Hi,hope I'm doing this in the right place. Where to begin? I always wanted a chopper as a kid but I never had one. Then last weekend stumbled over one on EBay. I then looked further and further into the chopper scene and found you guys ! But it doesn't end there, I started looking at choppers last Fri and by Monday I had bought one ! Much to the wife to be disgust (I'm in the dog house). I shall be collecting on sat morning and will let you know what the state of play is with it later. Cheers Steve
Hi everyone ,sorry will sort pics soon. Bike is now in bits,( did have it down to bare frame apart from stand,bottled that part if I'm honest )just doing a general clean and polish of chrome to asses what needs to be done on the restoration. Crank and headset cleaned re greased and rebuilt. I am surprised how complete it is. Missing the ball bearing for the handlebar tube mind. If I go down show bike route it will need all the chrome redoing and the frame stripped and sprayed plus lacquer . Got new Raleigh tyres as originals perished badly. Will put picks up hopefully over weekend of before and during clean up. ;D
Hi just introducing myself another Dave G hence Dave999 just lazy way to get a Dave on a message-board
based in Twickenham,London, Engerland I own a few bits of chopper and Upside Down Chopper Framed Bike from years ago but no bike at the mo. no bike since the 1980s
just mooching to see what is what
hobbies Mopars lambrettas HIFI
and now in mid life crisis mode Choppers.... want one want one etc
sold off a shed load of air cooled VW bits in order to finance a purchase keeping an eye on eBay and feelers out locally want a Mk1, Mk1 crossover for a daily driver type bike, leave the special stuff to the people who know how
will see whats what
surprised at the way Chopper people do eBay have watched a number of guys bid up what are quite expensive resto projects or parts in the last 2-3 hours of an auction when a well placed Snipe 10 seconds from the end would have worked wonders for their pocket
is this rife? Have i happened upon a hobby where stuff gets traded between the scene members and the junk nobody wants ends up being argued over on EBay... Is eBay a legit route to chopper heaven without paying 300 quid for a bike that needs absolutely everything done?
i will persist with my adverts in tescos and under-hand eBay techniques and return triumphant at some point
Bikes are more than welcome, we will probably slip some in amongst the minis. We have always taken pennies etc. in the past and the organisers like some bikes there. If you fancy a trip out Sunday, it's about a 5 minute ride from Hampton Court Station.
70's minis and 70's choppers, great British icons.
hi all im a newbie to this forum i havnt owned a chopper since the 70s but have got the bug once again i will be looking for a mk1 or mk2 in the next few weeks as soon as i sell my car hope to chat to you all soon
Dont get a rusted out bike for yer first one. Save your money & get a nice one or you may be overwhelmed with the work necessary to bring it up to snuff. You should be able to show us your prospects for green light, without us bidding against you. ;D
Ya, on second thought with all these new ppl, yer best to right click, view image info, Win 7 & just post pix. If someone posted a listing for a bonafied post production Chopper, the site would be shut down for a week soez nobody else could get a peek.