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cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
edited May 2007 in Road general

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  • Did I pay too much, then?

    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
  • hubgearfreakhubgearfreak Posts: 480
    not at all, i'm sure everyone agrees that
    ""We decided it should be saved for the nation and also kept in East Anglia"

    [:p]
  • Its looks identical to a Raleigh Chooper. Is it a posh version??

    DrK


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  • MickleMickle Posts: 995
    Its a Chopper wanabe. Different (oval) downtube, bars, forks, chaingourd &c. Very interesting. The forks are identical to those found on the Phillips Mayflower from the same period. Raleigh rebranded the Chopper as manufactured by Rudge for certain markets such as South Africa and Rhodesia. Could it be a Phillips? I dont know when Raleigh aquired Phillips. Would love to inspect the headbadge and give the saddle a sniff.


    Dumbo.
    Elephants, schmeliphants.
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
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  • dave5ncpdave5ncp Posts: 3,198
    Popular in Halfords when I was a kid (I'm around her age)

    The Tracker replaced the chopper, I think, and was itself replaced by the Grifter.

    I'm not a hundred per cent about this.

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    You stir my natural emotions
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    You stir my natural emotions
  • PirahnaPirahna Posts: 1,315
    I think the Chopper and Grifter were around at the same time. The Grifters wheels were the same size and the bike had more of a BMX look to it, but before BMX was around.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Pretty certain that the Grifter came after the Chopper ?
  • MickleMickle Posts: 995
    The grifter replaced the Chopper. The Chopper was to the Schwinn Stingray as the Grifter was to a BMX, ie a rather poorly designed and manufactured boat anchor based on a Raleigh Twenty/ Shopper. I am at least 327.5% sure that Dianas ride is not a Raleigh.


    Dumbo.
    Elephants, schmeliphants.
  • Anybody remember the Raleigh Striker ?

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  • longers75longers75 Posts: 214
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    Anybody remember the Raleigh Striker ?

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    Very easy to wheelie. I could go all the way down Greengate Lane. A lovely bike.

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