Collection of Raleigh Choppers
promised the pictures of my restored choppers.
The yellow one was bought for £65, it was a mess, rust
everywhere, sissy-bar stuck in the frame, cotter pins stuck in
the cranks, mudguard screw stuck in the frame, the ball bearing
in the handlebar had got stuck between the forks and the top
locking nut! (I haven't a clue how!!!) i had to cut the threads
down to get the bearing out to take the bars out to take the
forks out. I had the frame shot-blasted and powder coated in
yellow (good cheap job and fast turn around) the handlebars, mudguards, wheel
rims, kick stand, top nut re-chromed. I am just waiting now for
my cranks and sissy-bar to be re-chromed now. The brake levers,
brake callipers and sissy bar springs were scrubbed with very
fine wire wool, Autosol and lots of elbow grease. I bought a
good second-hand seat off Ebay and a few bits and bobs of Steve
Osbourne. I got it finished on Saturday morning.
The black bike was also finished this weekend, i bought the
frame forks and chain guard of Steve Osbourne and swapped all
the parts over from another chopper that i have got, I had a
local graphic shop make both sets of stickers for me £10 for
the orange and £20 for the red and chrome ones.