this the oldest Raleigh Chopper Sprint GT in the world???
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Story so far
The sprint is very strange for
several reasons and I would be interested to hear what you and
members think of it. A bit of history is that it has a mk 1
no stickers and appears to never have had any stickers apart
from a rather
odd sprint 1970 / 1971 detail on the seat post. The frame number
present on the rear dropout nor the seat tube but under the BB
there are some
strange numbers that might mean something. Finally to cause
the rear hub is a smooth mk 1 style one but the date
stamping is so faint it
is impossible to distinguish any numbers at all. It is in
original paint and
I removed the BB to check for over spray or whatever and
although the colour seems to be a slightly darker
green than the other
sprints I have seen.
To add credibility to your oldest chopper story the lad I bought
off lived in Nottingham and his father worked for Raleigh. He
told me he won
the sprint in a colouring competition for Raleigh employees
children and he
owned the bike before the sprint became available in the shops.
having to answer questions about the bike from someone at Raleigh
owned it for a month or so. Unfortunately his father is now dead
and so I
couldn't pursue any more about this story but I would like to
think that the
bike maybe a pre production model but due to the points
listed above it is
difficult to authenticate anything. Could it be the "earliest
bike is Dated 08/11/71.
you have an older one???
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