Raleigh Chopper: bicycle classic

As Raleigh revives its iconic kids' bike, we take a look at the Chopper's history

Raleigh Chopper

The Raleigh Chopper is back! Besides a limited run in 2004, fans of the iconic British-built kids’ bike can now get their hands on a new Chopper for the first time since it went out of production in 1980.

The Chopper is a cult classic. It’s the bike every boy (and many a girl) of a certain generation can remember unwrapping by the Christmas tree. There’s no other bike that even comes close to stirring up that kind of warm, nostalgic fuzziness. For a few people, though, the Raleigh Chopper has never disappeared.

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