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The Chopper is back, and it’s never been so cool

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New, but not improved, because some times the old things are still the best (Picture: SWNS)

Feast your eyes on this ultimate comeback: The Chopper reborn.

Raleigh has re-released the iconic bike – with its padded backrest, mismatched wheels and ape-hanger handlebars.

The 1970s British classic has been brought back by popular demand from nostalgic parents, say Halfords.

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Old school (Picture: SWNS)

A Halfords’ spokesman said: ‘The Raleigh Chopper is not only a design classic, but also a childhood icon. We’ve seen lots of demand from parents wanting to recreate the magic of their favourite bike for their children.

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A colourful makeover for the chopper Mark 3, was last sold some time in the late 1970s to early 80s (Picture: SWNS)

‘The nostalgia trend has helped this much-loved retro bike make a comeback this summer.’

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The Raleigh Bicycle Company is based in Nottingham (Picture: SWNS)

Halfords is releasing a limited number of the flaming red Hot One.

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Ad photo for the chopper bike in the 1970’s (Picture: SWNS)

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/08/chopper-back-never-cool-14623/