Gundelach - Early 1970 Raleigh Mk1 Chopper

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Here is Gundelach, the Early 1970 Raleigh Mk1 Chopper that I picked up from a local salvage guy and did a partial restoration on. Look for this to be auctioned off in January. It is one of the very early short frame Choppers that Raleigh brought into the US.

Here is the build thread
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ach-1970-raleigh-chopper-mk1-finished.104516/

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Here is what I started with

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And here is another before pic of why I chose the build name. This is the original store decal just below the seat.

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Here are a couple of walkaround videos of the finished bike.

General walkaround video



More detailed walkaround video

 
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Terrific work! A straight restoration is a bit out of your norm, so it was good to see you keep this completely stock, and brought back to life!
 
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kingfish254

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Terrific work! A straight restoration is a bit out of your norm, so it was good to see you keep this completely stock, and brought back to life!
Actually whenever I find bikes that are as original as this one, I usually do deep clean and maybe polishing compound followed by boiled linseed oil. But I always do all of this as part of prepping it for better resale. This isn't much different than that. Just no BLO and more brightwork. But my plan all along for this one was to prep it for sale. i don't have time to ship it before Christmas vacation, so it will be going on the auction block in January.