The Raleigh Chopper is set to return. I used to have a Chopper, and its little brother the Chipper. The Chopper died as a result of my friends’ andmy pre-teen craze for jumping any bike we could get our hands on. Anything we could aim at a ramp- including racers and ladies shopper bikes- was leapt over the stream and other obstacles. The ladies shopper literally folded up (no top tube to take the strain) and the Chopper split in two when the weld between the seat tube and down tube sheared.

I promise that if I get one of the new Choppers I won’t jump it over anything. I’ll just use it for cruising and impressing the chicks, dig?

via Carlton Hibbert