Classic & Vintage - Finished bike
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06-18-03, 09:47 PM
My first long term restoration for a customer that plans to ride it. It is a Rudge, I think, part of the badge was missing. It is a butchers bike intended to haul meat.
06-18-03, 09:48 PM
06-18-03, 09:49 PM
The seat, a Dunlop
06-19-03, 04:52 AM
Good job allright Rev. is the saddle made of leather , as I would think or some kind of rubber (Dunlop) !!!.
I remember those kind of delivery bikes when they were commonly used , some of them had a small front wheel to enable a deeper basket to be carried, they also had a extra heavy duty chain , to handle the load :( . I hope the brakes were industrial strength too :rolleyes:
06-19-03, 06:17 AM
06-19-03, 09:34 AM
The saddle is rubber, and fairly comfortable. The brakes are rod, the front works pretty good but the back is a little iffy with all the linkage and it has a chrome replacement rim(Slick). I found new pads and redid all the pivot points to keep the action smooth. There is no coaster brake so you need to plan your stop. The chain is 3/16. This bike appears to have been used to haul meat based on the staining and severe rusting of the tubes.
I like the hand hold in the middle of the advertising plaque on the bike you have pictured. Based on the weight of the one I have it should have another.
06-20-03, 03:51 AM
That photo came of an auction site , they also have a 1935 American aluminium bike heres the link www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=4438353
another American bike , a kids Gene Autry cowboy bike !
06-20-03, 05:08 AM
Nice to see one that works, I have seen several that are rusted solid and used as signs.
06-23-03, 07:04 AM
Actually, there are still one or two of these here in Oxford. There is a great covered market (butchers, greengrocers etc.) and many of the businesses still use a delivery bike for errands. It is much the best way to get around the centre of town, what with the medieval road layout and traffic restrictions :) .
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