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Raleigh Chipper

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Raleigh Chipper was a smaller version of the famous Chopper bike from the seventies. They were designed for the 6 year old and upwards.

As I recall I don't think the Chipper had gears. (My brother had several bikes in our childhood including both the Chipper and Chopper - I only had one! Hey, that's not fair!).


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Raleigh Chipper or Chippo? Last post by Jonny Baxter
16 June 2013

Do You Remember Raleigh Chipper?

Do You Remember Raleigh Chipper?

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    A Raleigh Chipper was my first Bike aged 7 in 1978. Mine was Red. I was so excited when I first saw mine. It was Christmas Day. I'd gone into the Living Room, when it was still dark. I knew the Bike was for me. I remember sitting on it. The weather was dry that day. I learned how to ride it over the course of the day. I kept falling off, and just got back on again. I used to do a lot of Jumps on mine. Find Bricks and Planks of Wood to make Ramps. I still remember that Bike well. I'm still into Cycling. Kids today may have the Technology today in their favour, yet they didn't have the freedom we had. The Bicycle starts your own personal independence, and life becomes an adventure. I've cycled in Cities like Copenhagen, and it works over there. Transforms the City.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a light blue Chipper because i was a bit small for a Chopper. When i was nine or ten I got a Grifter. They weren't a bad bike but they were never as cool as Choppers had been a few years previously. Choppers looked a bit awkward to be honest but there weren't many cooler things for 70s kids than a classic yellow Chopper.
  • Anonymous user
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    I have a chipper in my loft in great condition needing a good home . Found it in a garage around 15 years ago , put it in a shop in dorking to be serviced and then it went in the loft . Will sell for £140 if any interest . 07899654569 im in rochester kent
    • Anonymous user
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      Know it's random after all these years but have you still got the bike?
      • Anonymous user
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        Did you buy the chipper and if you have it do you want to sell it
    • Anonymous user
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      Do you still have this bike for sale
  • Anonymous user
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    The Chipper sat between the smaller Tomahawk and the larger Chopper and was the best of the lot - much better balanced and lighter than its big brother. Mine was orange and I loved it.
  • Anonymous user
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    Just bought a yellow chipper, from ebay, for my son. Its almost exactly the same as the one I learnt to ride on. The forks are a little different and its going to need some love and attention.
    • Anonymous user
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      Do you want to sell your chipper
  • Anonymous user
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    Just bought a yellow chipper, from ebay, for my son. Its almost exactly the same as the one I learnt to ride on. The forks are a little different and its going to need some love and attention.
  • Anonymous user
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    I inherited my Sister's Chipper, red with sparkly blue seat and white tyres. No gears but it had a back peddle brake which was just the muts nuts! I have picture, but only with me on it, complete with stylish 'helmet haircut' (thanks mum).
  • Anonymous user
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    Anyone remember the Tomahawk, that was the true small brother to the Chopper not the Chipper, large rear wheel small front. Loved that bike, great memories.
  • Anonymous user
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    My big sister had one of these! I remember long Saturdays in the 70's, having fun and her giving me 'backies' on it-a specific memory is both singing 'Rat Trap' by The Boomtown Rats, at the top of our lungs, while we whizzed along the streets! Ah, bliss! Damn computer games! I wouldn't trade anything for those great memories of playing outside til dusk!
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a yellow and black Chipper when I was about 7 and it didn't have gears. Was a great little bike and the rear wheel and tyre was the size of the Chopper front wheel. Moved onto a Chopper (Purple!) when I was 11/12 and it had the 3 gears with the lever on the frame. Loved it, but the bike was too bloody heavy to cycle up hills for a little lad like me.