Raleigh Choppers were awful. My mam and dad bought me a Raleigh Grifter for Christmas when I was roughly 11. I was never in after that until mam shouted Michael very loudly....then I was.
A fews later they bought me a 10 speed racing bike....I know it had more than 3 gears anyway. My younger brother had the Grifter...he was well pleased.