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(3)Trial runs and next steps

Well I’ve now had the chopper ready for a couple of weeks and in total I’ve done 24 miles on it. It may not have been far but it’s been eventful. I’ve done 2 trips to The Hub ( a … Continue reading

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First ride along the street to make sure it works (which it does)

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Photos now uploaded

You’ll find them on the Big rebuild page within the restoration section at top of this page

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It’s taken a while but…

the restoration is complete – hoorah 🙂 Once the chopper was returned with the paint on I claimed the glory of putting on the stickers  to then go back to the paintshop to have its final coats of protective lacquer … Continue reading

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The frame has colour and …. Stickers

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Alan Oakley, the designer of the Raleigh Chopper dies – RIP

Alan Oakley from Nottingham, designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, has died aged 85 after a battle with cancer. He famously sketched the design on an envelope on a return trip from USA where he’d been inspired.

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Stripping Progress

Well, this weekend I have been stripping all the paint off the frame. Mainly using a wire brush attachment on the drill but for all the awkward areas and there were plenty) it was good old Wet or Dry or … Continue reading

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