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Old 06-19-09, 11:42 PM   #1
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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

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Old 06-20-09, 06:44 AM   #2
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A rod brake Rudge?

Photos, please!

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Old 06-23-09, 02:04 AM   #3
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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


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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.

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