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    Free: '59 Rudge Sports Ladies project bike

    It's been claimed!

    I rescued this from the curb yesterday, and thought I'd offer it here first. It's a complete '59 Rudge Sports, 3 speed Sturmey, sans chain and shifter cable. Seat tube is 21 imperial inches. The paint looks to be in great shape under the grime. There is a light surface rust on all the chromed bits, but nothing that can't be cleaned with some elbow grease (or oxalic acid?). Bearings need service. Rear fender took a few knocks. B72 ladies saddle appears to be in very good condition; just a bit of cracking.

    Local pickup in Northwest NJ.







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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Lovely bike...

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    Excellent...that one should clean up nicely!

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    From this computer screen, that bike looks like it will clean up very nicely.

    I have a 63 Raleigh that looks identical, and it was in much dirtier than the one you found. All it took is elbow grease to clean it right up...the tires even still hold air and are in great shape. It is definitely my most satisfying cleanup to date.

    Clean it and add another bike to the stable? It's a classic!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinsubaru View Post
    Clean it and add another bike to the stable? [/IMG]
    I'm all out of elbow grease!

    Yours came out very nice.

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    It's been claimed!

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