Your Most Prized Bike (as a kid)

Discussion in 'SMB' started by CW7, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Vindaloo Man

    Vindaloo Man Midfield

    A green Raleigh Strika, it weighed an absolute tonne & was bomb proof.

    It had a pedal back break anarl, which was mint for skids & the tyres never wore down either.

    Happy days.
  2. Bonzo

    Bonzo Midfield


    My mate had one of those, no good for jumping ramps because you tend to peddle backwards just as you get to it.
    Spot on about the tyres I can't ever remember him change a tyre.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
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  3. portypaul

    portypaul Full Back

  4. I had a Raleigh Arena - I think it was the only bike available at the time going by the fact that three more of my friends got one for Christmas the same year...

    I rode it all over the place, all the time and used it for work when I used to paint wrought iron gates for my brother-in-law for my first job in 1985..! I used to cycle from Boldon to Washington every day.... then one day I went to the outhouse to get my bike in the morning and it was gone...! We'd had a problem with our telly and my mam had given the guy who fixed it my bike as payment...!!!!! :lol::lol::evil::evil:
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  5. DJP

    DJP Striker

    I customised my Raleigh Chipper with Chopper handlbars and extended forks so you were laid back on it with the handlebars up aheight. I also painted it silver. It looked like a proper Hell's Angel pedal bike!

  6. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    I remember riding to Ryhope beach on my chopper, from Farra with my mates. It used to take hours, felt like we’d been out all day on the bikes. It’s only about 5mile. Mates all had grifters, chippers and boxers. No bmx’s then.
    Those choppers were lethal- the only bicycle that could do tankslappers.

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  7. waddy999

    waddy999 Winger

    Dawes Domino, early '60's. Malham, Settle, Ingleton, York etc. Loved my bike.
  8. CollingwoodFTM

    CollingwoodFTM Striker

    Raleigh Olympus. 5 gears and the control was on the frame!

    That was the most gears I had for 25 years.
  9. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    Was it the Striker or Boxer that made a weird noise when pedalling?
  10. Vindaloo Man

    Vindaloo Man Midfield

    Boxer I think marra.
  11. Raleigh Budgie to Chopper, then to my prized bike the Burner (Got rid of the pads, hards as), my mate who lived 2 doors down had a Grifter, use to leave it at ours all the time, so used that as well when he wasn't out with us.
  12. Vindaloo Man

    Vindaloo Man Midfield

    Budgie's were absolutely mint for wheelies!
  13. DaveH

    DaveH Striker

    My first bike was a light blue budgie. I’m pretty sure it was a hand-me-down from my sister.
  14. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Raleigh Wolf
    Raleigh Nitro
  15. TheZapper

    TheZapper Full Back

    Raleigh 'even more' Extreme .. Discs on the wheels looked class until you got hit with a strong side wind !
  16. Jersey_Mackem

    Jersey_Mackem Midfield


    The Raleigh Wolf - Boom
  17. Shivafever

    Shivafever Goalkeeper

    Exactly the same happened to me. NEVER lend your bike out. Mates are twats.
  18. Absolutely not, I started with a bog standard red Raleigh Burner and swapped/saved up to upgrade - I could ride the thing, do tricks/jumps unlike the rich kids that were useless.
  19. pinewaves1868

    pinewaves1868 Goalkeeper

    Green Chopper original with wide as feck bars, round gear knob, heavy as feck and cool as feck. Me da fecked the red gear indicator deely before me first ride by quickly shifting it back n forwards when checking it over. I think it was deliberate the t**t.
  20. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

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