Chopper Spirit Uk !!

1954 Ariel Chopper
I quote ... “ This peculiar machine represents a craze which started in the USA. The name ‘Chopper’ applies generically to the type and originates from the American use of ‘chop’ when a standard machine is extensively modified in external appearance.

The long-fork stanchions, small front wheel, high handlebars, and laid-back riding position unfortunately gave the bike poor handling qualities”.
Beaulieu 2010.