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    1973 RUDGE Twenty Questions.....

    I visited a guy today who had a blue 3-speed Raleigh Twenty BUT it did not say Raleigh on it.

    Instead, it had a RUDGE head badge, made in Nottingham England.

    Any idea about these things ??

    Sturmey Archer hub from 1973.

    Binky

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    Sounds plausible, the Rudge brand has long been part of the Raleigh group. In the UK, I have seen quite a few 20's badged as Triumph, another brand owned by Raleigh. In the 1990's Raleigh were selling Dahon and Montague bikes under Rudge brand.
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    Raleigh was like the VW Group of its day and bought up pretty much all of its competitors over the years, then badge-engineered the bikes so you could get a Triumph, Rudge, Philips, BSA or Raleigh 'Twenty' that was the same basic bike with different 'trim' options, much in the same way VW has Seat (sporty), Skoda (thrifty) Audi (premium) cars all built on the same basic platforms.

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