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Postby raleighchopper » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:48 am

hi
from manchester england
ive just got hold ov a repco 3seed chopper
no one in england seems to no anything about them
so i thought i would ask you guys
i wil try and upload some pictures :P :P :P :P
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Re: repco chopper

Postby cp123 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:15 pm

I have my brother's at home. I tried to resurrect it but nobody here knows how to adjust/fix a sturmey archer hub.
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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:12 pm

cp123 wrote:I have my brother's at home. I tried to resurrect it but nobody here knows how to adjust/fix a sturmey archer hub.


hi
if you mean inside the actual hub ,its a very complicated job ,back here we have to get a shop to do it .
but if you mean the fixings ,ie the little chain that goes in the hub ,i can get those ,
going to try and post some pics later ,
on the repco bike ive got, i dont think it is a sturmy archer hub
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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:21 pm

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heres some pics
anyone got any info
thanks lee
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Re: repco chopper

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:04 pm

Sturdy archer 3 speed hub was fitted to Raleigh commando, chopper and various other bikes.
Kept braking the selector chains but they were buttons,to,buy back in the 80's when I had mine and neighbour owned a bike shop so was easy to get them.
Even had a blue grifter, they wheelied really good !

As for that Repco thing, Murray used to do a very similar bike !
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Re: repco chopper

Postby bychosis » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 pm

I knew that style of frame as a dragster. Can't help much more than that.
I have a very similar frame waiting to be painted and rebuilt, had it since I was a the proper age to ride it. It was unmarked when I got it but I narrowed it down to a Repco model from some of the frame features - matching the pics of yours. The [url]http://www.retro-rollers.com/[url] might help.

This was a chopper:
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Re: repco chopper

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 pm

That's a new one, the old ones had a T bar gear selector in middle of top tubes and seat was one piece. Headstem was different too.
Loved my chopper ! And my budgie. And my R11ws

Used to get a new bike every year as a kid, was only thing I played on ! :D
I'd wear them out by then no problem !
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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 pm

bychosis wrote:I knew that style of frame as a dragster. Can't help much more than that.
I have a very similar frame waiting to be painted and rebuilt, had it since I was a the proper age to ride it. It was unmarked when I got it but I narrowed it down to a Repco model from some of the frame features - matching the pics of yours. The [url]http://www.retro-rollers.com/[url] might help.

This was a chopper:
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thats a 2004 chopper
ive owned a few vintage ones
got a 1978
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Re: repco chopper

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:28 pm

raleighchopper wrote:
bychosis wrote:I knew that style of frame as a dragster. Can't help much more than that.
I have a very similar frame waiting to be painted and rebuilt, had it since I was a the proper age to ride it. It was unmarked when I got it but I narrowed it down to a Repco model from some of the frame features - matching the pics of yours. The [url]http://www.retro-rollers.com/[url] might help.

This was a chopper:
Image

thats a 2004 chopper
ive owned a few vintage ones
got a 1978
Image


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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:12 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:Sturdy archer 3 speed hub was fitted to Raleigh commando, chopper and various other bikes.
Kept braking the selector chains but they were buttons,to,buy back in the 80's when I had mine and neighbour owned a bike shop so was easy to get them.
Even had a blue grifter, they wheelied really good !

As for that Repco thing, Murray used to do a very similar bike !

you mention some nice burners ,they can bring good money
this is the grifter ive got at the mo ,
a 1982 super grifter
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never heard off an australian grifter ,did they have them back in the day ?
seen pictures ov a new zealand grifter ,it was strange as it had a chopper seat fitted
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Re: repco chopper

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:02 pm

raleighchopper wrote:Image

Image

Image

Image

heres some pics
anyone got any info
thanks lee


Ahhh memories, :D one of those was my first "new" bike (in gold) after a dozen scratchers way back when. The hub and shifter were Suntour items, the brakes were good enough for really great skids and 180s and it came from under the tree with something like 15 reflectors including the ends of the rock hard plastic grips. The reflectors didn't last long, 5" monster on the rear of the seat excepted. The kickstand came off in the first year and by the end of the second year so had the banana seat, chainguard, mudguards, bars and slick tyres in favour of a standard saddle, mid rise MX bars and some knobbies. We went everywhere and did everything on two wheels a 10yo boy could think of. 8) I used to be able to bounce back from the multitude of stacks in an instant back then.

That bike also was the start of my hate, loath, detest attitude to bike thieves, after 4 wonderful years I was in the local milkbar getting a blue heaven and a pack of fags (the lolly kind) and some lowlife bust the lock and took her from me :(

Sorry about the ramble down memory singletrack RC, :oops: I hope you got something useful from it.

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Re: repco chopper

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:43 pm

raleighchopper wrote:
wurtulla wabbit wrote:Sturdy archer 3 speed hub was fitted to Raleigh commando, chopper and various other bikes.
Kept braking the selector chains but they were buttons,to,buy back in the 80's when I had mine and neighbour owned a bike shop so was easy to get them.
Even had a blue grifter, they wheelied really good !

As for that Repco thing, Murray used to do a very similar bike !

you mention some nice burners ,they can bring good money
this is the grifter ive got at the mo ,
a 1982 super grifter
Image

never heard off an australian grifter ,did they have them back in the day ?
seen pictures ov a new zealand grifter ,it was strange as it had a chopper seat fitted


Dunno, I am not Australian, I am Scottish ! ;)

My grifter was metallic blue With the glittery badge.
Lovely bike you have there.
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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:30 am

Mulger bill wrote:
raleighchopper wrote:Image

Image

Image

Image

heres some pics
anyone got any info
thanks lee


Ahhh memories, :D one of those was my first "new" bike (in gold) after a dozen scratchers way back when. The hub and shifter were Suntour items, the brakes were good enough for really great skids and 180s and it came from under the tree with something like 15 reflectors including the ends of the rock hard plastic grips. The reflectors didn't last long, 5" monster on the rear of the seat excepted. The kickstand came off in the first year and by the end of the second year so had the banana seat, chainguard, mudguards, bars and slick tyres in favour of a standard saddle, mid rise MX bars and some knobbies. We went everywhere and did everything on two wheels a 10yo boy could think of. 8) I used to be able to bounce back from the multitude of stacks in an instant back then.

That bike also was the start of my hate, loath, detest attitude to bike thieves, after 4 wonderful years I was in the local milkbar getting a blue heaven and a pack of fags (the lolly kind) and some lowlife bust the lock and took her from me :(

Sorry about the ramble down memory singletrack RC, :oops: I hope you got something useful from it.

Shaun


great stories
thats what collecting vintage bikes is all about

still got the fleccys in the bar grips :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: repco chopper

Postby raleighchopper » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:25 am

just found these old adverts
http://www.retro-rollers.com/t573f45-repco-pacer.html

its the right section or should they be in retro rides
please advise
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Re: repco chopper

Postby Seventiesboy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:05 pm

My '70s Repco Dragster!

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Re: repco chopper

Postby bychosis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:59 pm

Seventiesboy wrote:My '70s Repco Dragster!


need to get yourself into this thread: Sock Height
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