Thursday, January 17, 2008

Raleigh Grifter

Raleigh Grifter, originally uploaded by the_meadows21.

Finally, after months of searching and doing some detective work in locating one, I managed to secure a rare Raleigh Grifter. Yes. Rare, in Singapore. You still can see a Raleigh Chopper once in a while, but a Grifter, once in a blue moon. Infact, I've never seen one. I guessed it's rarity is due to the fact that it's more popular cousin, the Chopper over shadows it's pressence. I happened to develop an interest in it when I stumbled onto a website on Grifters. When I was a kid, I've ridden a Chopper before but never heard of Grifters. For the uninitiated, a Grifter is also a 70s' bicycle. Take it as a distant cousin and ancestor of the BMX. Well, one thing's for sure. Those thin forks will definitely not withstand the abuse we so often use it on our BMX.

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