Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Maroon Rudge 1965

    I posted to get some general information on this bike in the main C&V forum (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Rudge-3-Speed) but am interested enough in the machine to ask some additional opinions about the possible fair value.

    Here are some pictures and it does look exceptionally clean for the age. Any idea of its worth?

    $(KGrHqF,!jME3L8w+R9VBOBT6+pkOg~~0_3.jpg$(KGrHqEOKjME3tI!eMJLBOBjK!w)T!~~0_3.JPG$(KGrHqMOKiUE32srNDbIBOBT6z3Si!~~0_3.jpg$(KGrHqMOKkUE3t)tQJ+ZBOBT6m0(1!~~0_3.jpg$(KGrHqMOKpoE3wYbq4(OBOBT6ZOcSQ~~0_3.jpg$(KGrHqUOKj8E342NF85+BOBT6LnK9g~~0_3.jpg
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

  2. #2
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Bump. I'd like to make an offer on this machine, so any information on a fair price would be really appreciated.

    Thanks!
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

  3. #3
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Bump. I've got a little more time (just under 24 hours) to pull the trigger on this machine. The guy countered with a firm $200 for the bike. Seem like a fair price? Anyone?

    Surely there must be someone out there that has an opinion. After all, this is part of the C&V forums!
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

  4. #4
    Senior Member KOBE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    I hope it takes you on many wonderful adventures
    Posts
    1,526
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It looks like a Raleigh copy. You can get the Raleigh versions in pristine shape for $150. You don't see the Rudge versions as much, that does not make it a nicer bike, just different. I am not a 3 speed expert, but if I was getting one I would probably lean towards something a little different than a Raleigh you see every day.

    This one looks to be in original condition right down to the grips and pump but with a few nick to the paint. I would put it in the $125 to $150 range.

    Good luck!

  5. #5
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Thanks much KOBE! I realize some of the inherent downside to it being more like a run of the mill Raleigh, I may possibly make another counter on it based on your information.

    Thanks again!
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •