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Page 20 - Original Raleigh Chopper 1970 3+2 HBR, Thunder Rod Murray Trike

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    This Murray Tricycle is far from my self imposed definition of what a Muscle Bike is. Yes, it has too many wheels, and yes there is no cool stick shifter or sissy bar. But ... there is no doubt in my mind that this Thunder Rod trike will be a contender when it grows up.  
   
 
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  This 1970 Raleigh Chopper 3+2 HBR seems to be confirmation that this was a factory offering in 1970. I have been skeptical that this "in/out" console was ever on a bike and that the HBR was ever offered on 3 speeds and 3+2s. This was sold as a one of a pair of choppers to two brothers in Binghamton, NY. The one that the museum did not get was the same model but in orange with black letters. (Kinda reminds me of a Star Trek episode...) They must have looked striking flying down the street. Thanks to Joan of Aeros Cycles for allowing me to pry this from her able grasp...    
   
 
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    This NOS Swing Bike has been in a shop window since it was assembled in 1976 until I located it in 2004. There is slight UV damage where the paint is faded next to the swing bike sticker on the top tube. Note the RARE chainguard. This is correct and was not commonly found on the majority of these bikes as most were equipped with Ugly chain ring protectors. Behind the yellow is an orange one still in its box.  
   
 
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  70's Sears Spyder 5 speed. Nice original bike that looks to have been made by Huffy. This little guy is all muscle in the crazy muscle car colors of days gone by. Thanks to Steve Grace for this 20" Gem.