- Anonymous4 weeks ago
I bought a store brand 10 speed road bike from Montgomery Ward in the 1970s. Back then a new Peugeot or Raleigh 10 speed costs around $150 and up.
- JonLv 72 months ago
No, I had a Raleigh Traveller, a much more useful and sensible design. The Chopper was a toy for fantasy play.
- SSP Bowl DudeLv 72 months ago
It was a second-hand Schwinn Stingray. I learned to ride in the very late 70s.
- ?Lv 52 months ago
In the 70's, my bike was a real chopper. A 1969 Harley Davidson with a 16 over front end, king and queen seat on a hard tail frame, and almost everything was candy apple purple or chrome...those were the days.
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- Alice SLv 62 months ago
Yeah, I got a hand me down from my brother. It was OK, but not brilliant on to ride. My next bike was a 10 speed.
- FLv 72 months ago
No my brother got one but they were heavy and wobbled badly at speed. I got a 10 speed racing bike instead.
- blazingpedalsLv 62 months ago
By the 70s the Stingray phase had mostly played out. The Raleigh chopper was for late-comer wannabees. I was on 10-speed bikes by then.
- D50Lv 62 months ago
In the 70s I got my first Paramount.
- pmt853Lv 72 months ago
No chopper of any kind whether Raleigh, Rayleigh or Really.
- OldHippieLv 72 months ago
Rayleigh is a nobility name from England a long time ago. i.e. Baron Rayleigh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Rayleigh
RALEIGH is the name of a bicycle company. In the '70's I got a free trip aboard a C-130 cargo plane to Saigon compliments of Uncle Sam & the U.S. Air Force. I was a little busy at the time. No time for bicycles. I didn't fool around with (as Wikipedia describes it) a "children's bicycle". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_Chopper