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Designed on a back of an envelope on a flight from the US to the UK, the Chopper was the 'must-have' item for children in the United States and...

Allie Walker
Allie Walker on May 22, 2012. @NYC_Allie

The designer created the bike that became of symbol of the 1970s with a drawing on the back of an envelope. His bike, the Raleigh Chopper, was revolutionary in design and known for its unusual appearance- a car-like gear shifter, angular seat, large back wheel, and small front wheel was the ‘must-have’ bike for children in America and abroad. He died yesterday at age 85. Guardian

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Allie works in-house at PSFK as the content curator, researcher, and daily writer. A former analyst for the National Geographic Channel and OWN, all things media and advertising have her heart. When she's not busy researching the latest trends, you can find her running or updating her personal blog, JustAllie. She is also a regular contributor to Advertising Week.

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