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Oh, Fudge! It's a Rudge!

Old 11-04-12, 05:27 PM
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Oh, Fudge! It's a Rudge!

Took the '79 Rudge DL-1 out for a well-deserved polish and ride - hadn't seen the light of day for about a year, and it needed to have a bit of mold cleaned off of it.

Enjoy!





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Oh man, I can see myself riding that. So pretty!
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Old 11-04-12, 05:45 PM
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Gorgeous! - and what a wonderful color!

BTW, what saddle is that?
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I agree that is a great looking bike
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"Stately" is the first word that comes to mind. Perfect for formal occasions.

Took my American Eagle out for a neighborhood ride. Just tooled about looking at the houses and nodding at the citizens.
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Can you please give me some info on Rudge? There is one here for $100. It is rough, but looks complete (except for the crank cover). Should I get it?
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+1 on the color! Speaking of brandy, is that a brady flask bolted to the seat tube, or what?
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+1 on the color! Speaking of brandy, is that a brady flask bolted to the seat tube, or what?
It is the battery for the light.

Such a beautiful bike...
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Gorgeous! - and what a wonderful color!

BTW, what saddle is that?
The original - and quite dried out - Brooks B.73.

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Can you please give me some info on Rudge? There is one here for $100. It is rough, but looks complete (except for the crank cover). Should I get it?
Secondary brand of Raleigh, dropped in the UK and States by 1973, but kept as part of the lineup well into the 1980's for export (such as mine, which is a '79 DL-1 made for Caribbean or South American export via the Curacao Trading Corporation).

If it's a '70s Rudge Sports, I wouldn't necessarily bother. If it's more than just your average Sports (given the "crank cover," it sounds as if it has a chaincase, in which case, it's worth a look), post a photo.

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P.S.: Color is known as Rudge Maroon, but was used occasionally on certain year Raleigh Sports, in addition to others.
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Rudge was maintained as a premium brand for Raleigh for a very long time after they were acquired and this was a way Raleigh could expand their dealer network by offering their sub brabnds through other retailers without violating agreements with their primary Raleigh dealerships.

A top of the line Rudge seems to have even more charm than it's Raleigh counterpart and the export models that went to countries other than the US and Canada tended to be rather well equipped..
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I love that Burgandy color on that rudge. My Armstrong is the same color, but in much worse shape.
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When I think Rudge, I always think:



But now I'm sure this beautiful burgundy will also come to mind! Beautiful bike.
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