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Its a chopper baby... --APR--

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Jackson, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    http://www.btinternet.com/~g_coventry/chopperation_go/pics/shoot/redright.jpg'>

    APPRECIATE The coolest fucking bike ever- The Raleigh Chopper!
    Anyone ever owned one of these babies?
    I am thinking of getting one to cruise around on, giving hot chicks rides on the back.
    Probably get a busted up one and then polish it up and make it great.

    [url=http://www.rcoc.co.uk/AoldNEWPAGE.htm]RCOC= Raleigh Chopper Owners' Club[/url]

    :king: :king: :king:
     
  2. Easy E

    Easy E Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2004 Messages: 426 Likes Received: 0
    you can tell its from europe, the breaks are on backwards. :lol:


    that gear shifter looks bad ass, i think i might go looking for one of these
     
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    Do you know why the brakes are reversed in America though?
     
  4. Easy E

    Easy E Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2004 Messages: 426 Likes Received: 0
    no. do tell, im interested.



    when i went to scotland, i was staying with my cousins, and we went for a ride to this castle (they live about 3 miles from one) and of course, being me i rode as fast as i could, and slamed on the brakes, not knowing they were differant there. needless to say i got a mouth full of gravel
     
  5. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    looks pretty wack to me
     
  6. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    You use your left hand to signal to other traffic which direction you'll be turning. This in turn leaves only your right hand on the bars. Since you only have one hand controlling the bike...the powers that be decided that the right hand should control the rear brake...thus allowing you to signal and slow down (without going over the bars) at the same time.

    History in a nutshell.
     
  8. Hoblow

    Hoblow Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2003 Messages: 1,618 Likes Received: 12
    Zed's dead baby, zeds dead.
     
  9. Easy E

    Easy E Member

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    :lol:
     
  10. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

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  11. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    never really been into the whle beach cruiser bike thing, too heavy and it doesn't go fast enough. if i wanted to look cool i'd walk or drive.
     
  12. I may be missing something here, but why does that thing have a shifter when it doesn't have any gears?
     
  13. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    to look cool, duh!
     
  14. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    It has 3 strumney Archer gears.
    They were made in the 60s and 70s, you prolly weren't born. (I know I wasn't)
     
  15. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    sturmey archer hubs are the bomb. they're known for being nearly bomb proof. you can even alter on into a 2 gear fixed setup. I have one sitting in my basement waiting to be altered.

    the history of sturmey archer

    edit:
    oh yeah...those three gears are internal so it keeps the looks of the bike nice and clean.
     
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