In this section
we want to put together as much information as we can about the
history of our favourite bike.
It won't help you to rebuild your Chopper but it's pretty interesting
If you used to work on Choppers at Raleigh or met someone down the
pub who did, we'd like to hear any snippets of Chopper gossip. Time
for the Raleigh 'moles' to come out.
What we've got so far:
of Raleigh in the last quarter of the 20th Century.
An article by Tony Hadland. This isn't about
Choppers but it gives a good insight into what went on at Raleigh
before and after Choppers. Pretty detailed stuff but this is supposed
to be a reference site.(8 pages) START
- The Sturmey
Archer Story A brief (1 page) look at how
Sturmey Archer started GO
the 'Chopper' type of bike developed from early Harleys, through
the various US bikes up to the Raleigh Chopper. With pictures.
(2 pages) START
- The Choppers
A follow-on to the above. GO
- Irish Choppers.
John Donnelly gives us a brief
(1 page) look at the Choppers made in the Republic of Ireland
- Last Day
at the Nottingham Factory. READ
- A personal
view of the Raleigh Factory
with picture gallery link GO
- What the
paper said about the closure.
From Reuters News Agency GO
We need more! What do