Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

30 January 2013

A Chopper's Ship Comes In

I never thought I would write these words:  A Raleigh Chopper has a raison d'etre.

In fact, three, count 'em three of the most unsafe bikes ever made have been put to good use.  Aesthetically, no less.

If you still don't believe me, take a look at this:

Apparently, it's an ad from the '70's.  I found it on Amber's Cruiser Media. She has some other interesting old-school ads on her site.  

More than a few kids who rode Choppers imagined themselves like this rider:


  1. Cool I just got a Raleigh Twenty folder.

  2. Dan--Those are really cool bikes. Sheldon Brown was a fan of them; check his pages.