Raleigh Chopper

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Liteman
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by Liteman

I have a 1975 Raleigh Chopper.
Any thoughts on how I might be able to customise it for testing?
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popawheelie
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by popawheelie

Do you have a pic of it? I'd like to see it.

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doozer
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by doozer

is it one of the models on this site????

http://www.raleigh-chopper.co.uk/

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Liteman
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by Liteman

doozer wrote:is it one of the models on this site????

http://www.raleigh-chopper.co.uk/

Doozer :mrgreen:


Ha Ha..very funny Doozer.
This is a serious thread :evil:
My chopper is nothing like those on that site you have indicated.
:roll:
It was one of the racing Choppers Raleigh manufactured especially for their famous Ti racing team in the 70s.
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nicrump
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by nicrump

i must say, i have done some searching on "raleigh-chopper" and all i can find is bikes like the one doozer sent.

can you shed a little more light on your topic? give us a pic or pointer

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by :-)

i know the frames the origional poster is talking about, they had some bizarre bottom bracket that contained fluid, it needed topped up every so often as they tended to leak alittle.

they had a little stick on the non drive side to check the level

HTH

drew
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by drew

I too am familiar with this model, though I cannot place from where.

Did they not invent the "aero" bar for this model later "borrowed" by Greg Lemond to win the final TT in 84 Tour?

Also first bike to use the "lo-pro" position I believe. (smaller front wheel than back.)

Liteman
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by Liteman

drew wrote:I too am familiar with this model, though I cannot place from where.

Did they not invent the "aero" bar for this model later "borrowed" by Greg Lemond to win the final TT in 84 Tour?

Also first bike to use the "lo-pro" position I believe. (smaller front wheel than back.)


mine is very similar to the smaller front larger rear wheel design you mention. Often used in track bikes and also some testing models.
Not sure about gearing because of difference in wheel sizes.
Will try and post a photo for further advice. :D
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Liteman
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by Liteman

Bringing the Zipp thread and the Chopper together...
any thoughts about putting zipps in ya chopper?
Or maybe ya chopper would get caught up in ya Zipp.
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by Superlite

Your kidding, right?

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by Liteman

Superlite wrote:Your kidding, right?


Got it in one :wink: :lol:
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Cyco
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by Cyco

Liteman are you refering to a old style (very popular in the 80's) low profile time trial bike? If so it is UCI illegal, but should take a 700c (standard) rear wheel although getting a 24" front Zipp could be difficult.

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