The Raleigh Grifter
was a children's bicycle
manufactured and marketed from 1976 and until early 1983 by the Raleigh Bicycle Company
. It was the "must have" bicycle of its time and bridged a gap between the Raleigh Chopper
and the emergence of true BMX
Like the Chopper, it was part of a range of age-specific bicycles and was positioned at the top of that range. Other bicycles in the range included the Strika and Boxer.
There is a following in the United Kingdom to this day with enthusiast groups such as the Raleigh Grifter forum for fans.