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*ROFFLE* sports moped* Raleigh RSW pushbike with chainsaw engine

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#1 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:20 PM

I'm getting royally pissed about by two bob botty rockets on social media trying to sell this, so it's for sale cheaper on here.

It's a 1960's (I think) Raleigh RSW (Raleigh Small Wheels) push rocket, with a 50cc chain saw engine fitted. The creator said it does 30mph, best of luck with that gig, I'm not brave enough to try that.
It's actually got an electric start and kill switch fitted, but the NSPCC might have something to say if you let your kids loose on it. There's no chain guard, the brakes are about as fit for purpose as my kn0b is to the porn industry.
Great laugh to ride (bike, not my kn0b) though, and you're not likely to find too many others. Believe it or not, it doesn't have an MOT, nor is it road legal, though some illiterate moron on social media asked me if it was.


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No, you can't pedal it and if you ride it home then that's your look out.

£100, firm. It's located in Chester.

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

Would love to see how bright the hub dynamo lights are at 30 mph !


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:29 PM

Is it dreadfully noisy?


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

It's not a powered bike Mr.Policeman, I'm just transporting this chainsaw engine........

 

 

I actually had an RSW (mine was blue IIRC) when I was about 10, I paid about £3 for it while I saved up for my new 5-speed. The main issue with them was the small wheels, if you tried to go fast, which when you are 10, is always, then you got an early introduction to a type of motorcycle-style tank-slapper. 


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:44 PM

I've done 30mph on my one using my legs. I thought it was surprisingly stable at that speed!
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:46 PM

How much wantage going on over here.................


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

That looks fucking lethal, I'm leaving this thread before I do something stupid.

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Is it dreadfully noisy?


It's not actually too bad, probably no worse than an FS1E, or the likes. Think there's a video of it on my 'phone somewhere, but I can't upload it to here for some reason.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I really love this.

 

It would be totally inappropriate to lob some Wisp plates on it and ride it on the road.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I've done 30mph on my one using my legs. I thought it was surprisingly stable at that speed!

 

I was exceptionally skinny and weighed sod all so that might have something to do with it!!!!

 

Either that or because it was a £3 knackered PoS. 



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:49 PM

Fit knobbly tyres, then it can join six-cylinder's fleet of mopeds in the field of dreams?
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:23 PM

It's not a powered bike Mr.Policeman, I'm just transporting this chainsaw engine........

 

 

I actually had an RSW (mine was blue IIRC) when I was about 10, I paid about £3 for it while I saved up for my new 5-speed. The main issue with them was the small wheels, if you tried to go fast, which when you are 10, is always, then you got an early introduction to a type of motorcycle-style tank-slapper. 

I still have the scar from my tank slapper and fall off a Raleigh chopper - going downhill really fast.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

From my experience of Raleigh Choppers going downhill really fast isn't a necessary prerequisite of an injury, going downhill really slowly will yield much the same results.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

I once bought a RSW for a tenner off a bloke at work and sold it for £18 on eBay. I have fond memories of that little bike because I actually made a profit!!


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:01 PM

Epic collection thread potential, with plenty of opportunities for pez shots
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

From my experience of Raleigh Choppers going downhill really fast isn't a necessary prerequisite of an injury, going downhill really slowly will yield much the same results.

 

You could fall off a Chopper just by looking at one. That small front wheel was lethal for sharp turn ins.

 

Cycles are free to take on most trains and I'll knock a full fifty English pence off the asking price if someone takes this home by rail.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:17 PM

Fit knobbly tyres, then it can join six-cylinder's fleet of mopeds in the field of dreams?


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

Chop the bottom out of one of these to cover the engine, change the gopping fuel tank for an old cycle drinks bottle of pre mix and no one will be any the wiser* as you zoom** past them.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

Just like Barbara Cartlands mate here (who has a cunningly hidden Hayabusa engine in the back pack)

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Chop the bottom out of one of these to cover the engine, change the gopping fuel tank for an old cycle drinks bottle of pre mix and no one will be any the wiser* as you zoom** past them.

 

The saddlebag might need lining with some sort of soundproofing material possibly...



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

If anyone questions you just say you had some Picolax last night and have a bit of a gippy tum
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:27 PM

I've checked - definite no no on Eurostar
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

The wife has an electric Brompton (paid for out of her money fortunately given it's the best part of two grand) and keeps wanting me to get an electric bike (I have knackered knees), so this would be absolutely ideal, after all, I could claim it's electric given it has a battery....

Post if it's sold, otherwise when I'm back from holiday I might have to take a trip over the Woodhead or Snake Pass.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

From my experience of Raleigh Choppers going downhill really fast isn't a necessary prerequisite of an injury, going downhill really slowly will yield much the same results.

This is true - but my mate made it to the bottom of that long hill without falling off his - bastard.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

Post if it's sold, otherwise when I'm back from holiday I might have to take a trip over the Woodhead or Snake Pass.

 

If you ride it back over either of those roads please let me know so I can come and watch.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:47 PM

This is most excellent and the bag as a cover would be brilliant.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

At £1.70 a ticket this may be the fastest selling ROFFLE of eVah if it goes to roffle.

 

And on that note:

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

​I'll take 3 randoms :)



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:01 PM

It's the RSW Chainsaw Massacre !!   Absolutely Brilliant  :mrgreen:


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