Opinion split over position of Chopper’s gear lever

In response to Alan Clarke’s letter concerning the repositioned gear shift on the new Raleigh Chopper (DW 5 February), I can only assume that as a child he never had the misfortune that myself and hundreds of other kids had.

In response to Alan Clarke’s letter concerning the repositioned gear shift on the new Raleigh Chopper (DW 5 February), I can only assume that as a child he never had the misfortune that myself and hundreds of other kids had.

On accidentally squeezing the front brakes instead of the rear there was a tendency to slide forward along the seat and straight on to the dangerously positioned gear lever – an eye-watering experience.

Well done to Raleigh for this design change.

Paul McArdle

Creative director

Oculus Design & Communications

Berkshire RG1 4QA

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