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    proud owner of a RUDGE-WHITWORTH machine

    Greetings to all members

    i am a HR professional in a TV Network in India. Recently i have started vintage bicycle restoration and as my first machine, i acquired a vintage RUDGE-WHITWORTH men's bicycle. It's sailent features are:


    Frame: 24 inch frame. Fixed back stays with quick release drop- out fork ends, best quality weld less tubing.
    2) Identification Number engraved on the Frame: yet to find out. not on leftside under saddle
    3) Finish: Black (faded condition)
    4) Cranks: it had the distinctive "hand on the crank".
    6) Mudguards: Rudge Original. completely varried from raliagh and humber
    7) Brakes: Roller-Lever (rod) brakes
    8) Front & Rear Hubs: Rudge with a nice oil port
    9) Sprocket: not identified

    11) Wheels: 26" wheels
    12) Front Fork: single tube. chrome painted. on the top portion of fork there is cap like humber fork
    13) Lubricator: At the bottom bracket for easy oiling
    14) The head badge: "RUDGE WHITWORTH - COVENTRY’

    year of make i cant find out. It has a passenger carriage and its details
    "PRINCIP"
    Abird emblem as trade mark
    6 S
    RD No 592829/11

    Please let me know the technical details, year of mfg, model etc

    Thank You
    J P KANURI

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    A rod brake Rudge?

    Photos, please!

    And, welcome!
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    yes

    Dear bibliobob

    yes it has rod brakes

    moreover its serial Number is - A10700

    Four holes on top of the Handle bar. purpose unknown

    under the saddle one small hanging clamp or pully is there . purpose unknown

    rim and mud-guard designs are completely varried from all other brands

    soon i will send photographs


    thank you jp kanuri

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    Isn't the pulley for a internal gear hub cable?
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    it has no gear hub

    Dear Keller

    thanks for your response

    it has no gear hub. it has single gear ie sprocket wheel.

    i thought that it might be a provision for internal gear hub cable.

    are you able to identify by considering other features of my machine which was posted by me.

    soon i will post photos because its under restoration.

    thank you

    j.p kanuri

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