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Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:43 pm
by marc2131
A Victorian based seller has this KHS Choper for sale. I suspect he expects about $700.
However he is advertising it as a Raleigh Chopper. Wrote to him about it but he claims that KHS did produce Raleighs.
Ebay item no. is 32138 7854297.

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:53 pm
by HappyHumber
www.ebay.com.au/itm/321387854297

My money is on a KHS knock off; copying of the sticker font, but a deliberate mispelling of "Chopper". If they made them for Raleigh, why wouldn't they be branded as Raleigh?

Anyway, certainly looks the right period. Still a bit rich for $700 in that nick.

That front rim looks like it could do with the delicate touch of some alfoil & vinegar. :lol: Looks like it's been sitting in a puddle for the last 35 years.

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:05 pm
by marc2131
I was a Raleigh Chopper nut back in the day, and distinctly remember several variants of 'Coopers' and 'Chopers' etc. They usually sold for about 30 to 40% less than the actual Raleigh Chopper.

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:42 pm
by ldrcycles
Nope, Raleigh Choppers were made by Raleigh, i can't find anything that says KHS ever made any bikes for Raleigh. I have a feeling current Raleigh bikes are made by Merida (which would be a pretty safe bet).

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:52 pm
by HappyHumber
Ergo; seller is having a lend.

caveat emptor, as always. Whether the seller is genuine or not.

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:12 am
by marc2131
HappyHumber wrote:Ergo; seller is having a lend.

caveat emptor, as always. Whether the seller is genuine or not.



Good to report the seller to ebay. I told him and he gave me some lame excuse about it being a 'Raleigh'.

www.ebay.com.au/itm/321387854297

Re: Is a KHS Choper a Raleigh Chopper?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:40 am
by marc2131
Thankfully this seller "we.sell2you" was not able to off-load this fake 'Chopper' the first time around.
He's at it again though.

eBay item number:321403131126

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... RL:AU:1123