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Zed's dead. It's a chopper, baby.
December 10, 2001 1:42 PM   Subscribe

Zed's dead. It's a chopper, baby. I remember kids in the neighborhood making custom bikes. The choppers weren't the easiest to handle or most practical but they looked hella cool. Now they're selling for $2500US. Check out the showroom and the photo video gallery.
posted by suprfli (9 comments total)

 
Lifestyle photos? Cheeeeesy...
posted by mmarcos at 2:07 PM on December 10, 2001


one a scale of one to stupid-thing-to-spend-lotsa-money-on, I'd give impractically designed pedal bikes a 19.
posted by mcsweetie at 2:48 PM on December 10, 2001


Maybe a "Chopper" means something different to Americans, but to all British kids, the Raleigh Chopper was the bike to have in the 70s. It's as cliched as the Space Hopper in nostalgia terms.
posted by salmacis at 3:09 PM on December 10, 2001


i think i'll be sticking with my dyno kustom kruiser
posted by sawks at 4:07 PM on December 10, 2001


Yeah, I got my issue of WIRED today also.
posted by donkeymon at 7:43 PM on December 10, 2001


And we're all very proud of you for it, donkey.
posted by jpoulos at 9:01 PM on December 10, 2001


I remember kids in the neighborhood making custom bikes

I was one of those kids. You would be an idiot to pay that much for a bike. Plus, why not get a brand new Schwinn Krate, or Sting-Ray, or others?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 9:11 PM on December 10, 2001


Sawks; Here is the complete line of Dyno Kruisers. Man, I sure did want that Von Dutch edition a few years back... smooth.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 9:17 PM on December 10, 2001


i ride a deuce, except its an older black model as opposed to the cherry red one on the site

most rewarding experience: cruising along the beach past mulleted folk on mountain bikes, who all have this "damn, why didn't i get me one o' dem!" facial expression :)

and yeah, when i was a kid we welded two bmx's together to make a 'slalom tandem', good times
posted by sawks at 9:44 PM on December 10, 2001


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