Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lvt, Oct 8, 2018.
I had the Internet in 1970.
Right. Hence the whole transistor radio that I said I had
All that could do is music and news.
Ads count as music...
Uhm, Uhm. Uhm; My first one was AM only.
Am I to old to post anymore?
Less than 51 years and i need a new device...
That's a mighty big gear lever.
Similar style to the Chopper, which was all the rage over here in the '70s.
I'm pretty sure that's a Chopper.
Made contact with rhat shifter Way to many times.
The safety factor was not strong back then
Mine was the Texas Instrument TI-92
wow.. that shifter is pretty cool...
how many gears? 4 on the floor?
looking closer.. the yellow bike... i guess is 3 gears.. i see a 3 on the black knob.
but the orange chopper... the wheel spokes dont have any gear cogs/spindle?
so is it fake?
Magnetic earphone? what was the other option?
can and string?
Actually safety for Raleigh was a factor back then...
Because this is a Chopper Mk1
...which was rather quickly replaced by the Chopper Mk2
The rear stays were re-designed and the back wheel was effectively moved back a few inches. Basically to make it harder to wheelie and possibly flip over. Because apparently too many kids were getting hurt with the Mk1. In fact I believe some Mk1s were actually recalled. Also the gear shifter is less substantial on the Mk2.
*batteries not included
Made in Hong Kong
I used to have that too, but it's real, huge ones.
OT; I had the mk1 in black and chrome.
My first communication hand held device
So, just getting back to bikes for a second, I found my purple one. It was badass. The front was like a motorcycle, the handlebars were totally separate. I had mine low and turned in a bit.
Keep in mind that I grew up extremely poor. I won the Dunelt 3 speed English racer from a local TV show contest. The bike would out run any bike in town on pavement. The only problem was, there wasn't much pavement around. Those narrow tires were just terrible on sand and gravel roads. All the same, I was extremely proud to have the bike. It was the only geared bike around.
That bike is actually a Raleigh Sports, and looks very similar to the BSA I had. Dunelt been one of many English bike makers that Raleigh of Nottingham bought up during the 50s and 60s, that they continued to sell under their various now house brands, like Dunelt, BSA, Hercules, Sun, Elswick, Robin Hood and Apollo.
Been an export to US one, I suspect it was actually made in Shannon, Ireland. Which Raleigh did because the Irish govt gave special tax concessions to companies setting up in Ireland in the 60s and 70s.
When the tiniest-phone-the-coolest was a semi fad i had this AT&T smaller than a credit card Motorola divice. Exact same color too. Screen had display of text in dots (like the old dot-matrix printers?) and ringtones were "polyphonic" (who remember those ringtone formats)
That's one beautiful piece of machinery.
OT: I'd like to apologise to the OP for making this a mixed thread but bikes and hand held devices just go together. A transistor radio and a flashlight meant you had a mobile entertainment system back in the day.
BOT: Nokia had my heart in the early 2000's.
This one first followed by it's mini brother I used as a modem to connect my PPC to the intertubes.