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Old 09-23-07, 07:20 AM   #1
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1956 Rudge Whitworth

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Just for the record I sold it after I posted, thanks for the comments they did help me.
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Found in trash. Decals and badges in worn condition. Some decals missing.

Front hub and BB have oil ports. SA AW 56 3 speed hub seems to be in working condition. What oil should I use? 10W40?

cones on front wheel in very good condition. Axel treads are worn due to wear from the fork so removing one of the cones is impossible.

I have not examined the BB but it spins freely so I think it might just need oil. Probably not worth dismantling.

Other than tires seems to have original parts.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1421/...b5348f9a_m.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1378/...55f5aa83_m.jpg
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http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1017/...57db7ae8_m.jpg

I am trying to oil the chain without breaking it. I am having trouble raising the seat tube, soft Aluminum is easily dented by tools.

Any thoughts on price/value? From ebay.co.uk $40.
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Old 09-23-07, 11:49 AM   #2
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Not an expert but I would have picked it up for 40$ American. I have a 1950 rudge. 1 owner a little old lady that only rode it to church. Does the front hub have the dynamo?
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No dynamo, the front hub does have an oil port.
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you wonna buy a dynamo hud, only rode to church by a little old lady?
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Just out of curiosity, are the fasteners built to the Whitworth standard? I have some old Whitworth wrenches, and moved them to their own box, because I was always trying to use 'em on SAE fasteners...
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"are the fasteners built to the Whitworth standard? "

WHich fasteners? I found the stuff I dealt with were metric.
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"are the fasteners built to the Whitworth standard? "

WHich fasteners? I found the stuff I dealt with were metric.
I will bet they are Whitworth given the age of the bike...just like the British cars of the period. Quite often metric wrenches will fit better than inch measure.

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I saw a metal sign at Chili's advertising a Rudge-Whitworth (England's finest cycle). I have had a few Rudges...I was just wondering if this is the same Whitworth...
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I saw a metal sign at Chili's advertising a Rudge-Whitworth (England's finest cycle). I have had a few Rudges...I was just wondering if this is the same Whitworth...
It is the same Whitworth. I found some info somewhere and then lost it. Doh! Most of the time the Whitworth is left off and it is just called a Rudge.
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