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Old 10-27-20, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
FS: 1958-59 Rudge Pathfinder Grand Prix (Raleigh Lenton)

...this is the last post in the for sale thread on that Rudge pathfinder. I would buy that if I didn't already have the Lenton. Even if you spend a hundred bucks on shipping, it's still about right on price, given the condition of the paint and decals, original components all there, etc, etc. And it's a 23" frame.
I was briefly the second owner of a Rudge Pathfinder in this size and color, but the slightly later version with a cable operated front derailleur. The collector I sold it to still has it more than 20 years later.

One make no one has mentioned yet is Allegro. The geometry on 531-tubed Allegros looks pretty much unchanged between 1936 and 1974, and the ones built c.1960-74 with Bocama 14/II lugs seem to go for reasonable prices. Unless you get really lucky and score a Special from the 50s with Nervex Pro and all the cool funky chrome and smoked paint ....
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