Easy Riders

I missed the announcement that Raleigh were releasing a reworked version of the Mk2 Chopper, or I’d have told you about it before the first batch sold out.

What I’d like to see is a modern reimagining of the bike as well- slightly larger, for adult riders, with geometry tweaks from the lessons learnt in the decades since the original. Give it a five or seven speed hub, or maybe even make it electric. I doubt the market wouldn’t be as assured as for the retro version, so it’s unlikely to happen.

For those, like me, who can’t afford a brand new (or rusty old) Raleigh Chopper, there are always toy versions. I stock 1:12 scale replicas, and versions for model railways.

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