Ride in Style with a Raleigh Chopper
The Raleigh Chopper is one of the iconic British inventions of the latter half of the 20th century. This iconic wheelie bike captured the hearts of children of all ages with its motorbike-like design giving it a feeling of real speed, and its comfortable and accessible seating and positioning making it easy for anyone to ride. You can find this versatile Raleigh Chopper on eBay.What colours are Raleigh Choppers available in?
The iconic look of a Raleigh Chopper is that of a red bicycle. However, this bike is available in many other colours too. Blue is one such option, as are green, yellow, silver, and plenty more. You can even choose to paint it yourself any colour.What is the difference between an Mk1 and Mk2 Chopper?
The Mk 1 and Mk2 Raleigh Choppers refer to the original version of this bicycle and an updated improvement release a few years later, respectively. While essentially the same machine, there are a few differences that set the two apart, making it important to check any eBay listings carefully to make sure you know which type of Chopper you'll be buying. Some of these differences include:
- Handling: While both bicycles have terrific handling, the Mk2 somewhat improves the handlebars by welding them in a way that prevents them from flipping over, an issue that would make the Mk1 unable to be steered.
- Gear shifting: The Mk1 Raleigh Choppers used a knob control to switch gears whereas the Mk2 upgraded to a T-bar shifter similar to what you'd find in a car.
- Size: The Mk2, while not substantially bigger, sits slightly taller than the Mk1 and might be good for children who are slightly taller themselves.
- Rack space: The Mk2 added a rear-mounted rack to allow you to carry small objects while you ride.
The Raleigh Chopper's thick, padded seat is one of its main points of appeal. The comfort of making it nice to sit on and how high up it places you is appealing to many, and its length makes it easy to give others a ride. In general, it is possible to adjust the Chopper's seat height with little effort and some basic tools, letting you decide how high up you wish to be for an easier pedaling experience. Check the manufacturer site for more details as you choose your new Raleigh Chopper from eBay.