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 Post subject: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:55 am 
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I think most of the members here know of my dislike of the 76/77 RaleighChopper Special Edition.
My main complaint , it has to be said , is the blandness of teh bike, the overall drab silver look of the bike doesnt exactly scream "this is something special" at you.
But we all know the bike has gained a large following , and is very sought after .

I was recently offered the bike in these photos.
Now, Im more a "mint restored" sort of guy than a "rat look" person , but something about this bike cought my eye.

The main thing was that appart from a brake cable, the bike is absolutely complete , a very rare thing on a bike this tatty . The second thing was the colour ..red rust is so much more earthy , and err ..ratty than bland silver .

So , against my better judgement I stuck my hand in my pocket and paid out good money and actually bought it .

Its in some god forsaken place called Bury st Edmonds ...christ knows how Im going to get it collected , but its paid for ,and hopefully will get ridden at Billing this year .

Here it is:

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What do you think ?? Oh , and anyone got a black gear knob , used obviously , for sale ?

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 am 
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liking that very much well done looks better than new :D
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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:12 am 
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Looks cool mate! Going to change the sissy or not?


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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Bury St Edmunds you say.....


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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Yes, and from the state of this bike, I think they buried it with him .

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Ride out then.... your rat SE and my rat tall frame.
Maybe a class for best ridable (ie every thing working) rat chopper.

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:10 pm 
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very nice buy!
looks like it may need tiny weld on seat plate to make make
ridable.
i like how well the stickers survived well especially on the chainguard!
and with an S.E. you will never lose any money it!

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:37 pm 
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lampostdave wrote:
Ride out then.... your rat SE and my rat tall frame.
Maybe a class for best ridable (ie every thing working) rat chopper.

Sounds a plan, got a really ratty Rudge that can join in (makes your SE look amost NOS!) :)
Was destined for the scrap bin but just couldn't do it in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:12 am 
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Imagine this was someone's pride and joy when they got it new....


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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:35 am 
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So Rob my old boy spent your total yearly budget of £3.75 on this then?? :D :D :D
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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:49 am 
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As the tightest person in the known Chopper world, I excelled myself and paid what I considered top dollar for this bike. Seriously , when shipping is sorted I will have paid far more than it is worth . :?
No doubt after a couple of beers at Billing , everyone will know that figure .. :| :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:28 am 
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AS Im a bit Rusty myself in the field of spending money , whatsd the latest trand in getting Choppers shipped from one place to another ?
Im not driving over to collect it , Id rather pay :? (just typing that word makes me feel ill ) to get it collected .

Any tips folks ?

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:56 am 
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Have a word in Jamie's shell like.

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:20 am 
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Well the rusty SE now resides with Mr Wellcharged (many many thanks Jamie, I owe you :wink: )
Plans to get it up to me here in the north are in their infancy :| Im sure something will get sorted .
Im really not sure if Im looking forward to getting my hands on it or not . :?

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 Post subject: Re: ruSEt Chopper
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:52 am 
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Can't believe you have your very own SE, did the previous owner show you or Wellcharged The Ugly Tree.


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