The Raleigh Chopper is a children's bicycle, a wheelie bike, manufactured and marketed in the 1970s by the Raleigh Bicycle Company of Nottingham, England. Its unique design became a cultural icon, and is fondly remembered by many who grew up in that period. Influenced by dragsters, motorbikes, beach buggys, and even Chariots, which can be seen in the 1969 Raleigh US catalog on the centre page.The UK launch in 1970 was branded as 'THE HoT oNE'. The Chopper bike was the "must have" item and signifier of "coolness" for many children at the time. An estimated 1.5 million Choppers were sold between 1969 and 1983, further attempt to revive the Chopper back into production in 2004 never captured the same level of popularity as it's elder versions.

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  • The Raleigh Chopper is a children's bicycle, a wheelie bike, manufactured and marketed in the 1970s by the Raleigh Bicycle Company of Nottingham, England. Its unique design became a cultural icon, and is fondly remembered by many who grew up in that period. Influenced by dragsters, motorbikes, beach buggys, and even Chariots, which can be seen in the 1969 Raleigh US catalog on the centre page.The UK launch in 1970 was branded as 'THE HoT oNE'. The Chopper bike was the "must have" item and signifier of "coolness" for many children at the time. An estimated 1.5 million Choppers were sold between 1969 and 1983, further attempt to revive the Chopper back into production in 2004 never captured the same level of popularity as it's elder versions. (en)
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  • The Raleigh Chopper is a children's bicycle, a wheelie bike, manufactured and marketed in the 1970s by the Raleigh Bicycle Company of Nottingham, England. Its unique design became a cultural icon, and is fondly remembered by many who grew up in that period. Influenced by dragsters, motorbikes, beach buggys, and even Chariots, which can be seen in the 1969 Raleigh US catalog on the centre page.The UK launch in 1970 was branded as 'THE HoT oNE'. The Chopper bike was the "must have" item and signifier of "coolness" for many children at the time. An estimated 1.5 million Choppers were sold between 1969 and 1983, further attempt to revive the Chopper back into production in 2004 never captured the same level of popularity as it's elder versions. (en)
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