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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Hello everybody!

I just bought a Rudge bicycle and I'm looking for more information about my bike, like model, age etc. It has 6 digits on the seat post 340618 then the capital letter R just below. I have included a picture of the bike to help. The bike also has steering lock enabling the bikes steering to be locked in 3 different positions.

I have contacted the Rudge Enthusiasts Club and they told me my bike was made post 1944 by Raleigh using the Rudge badge.

Hope somebody can help!

Cheers!

Fred


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Very nice.

Have a look at the rear hub. There will be two sets of numbers in the form xx xx. They are the month and year it was manufactured.

It's reasonable to assume the back wheel is the same age as the rest of the bike.

It isn't an old one, relatively speaking.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Thank you, I will have a look and see what it says.

Do you know anywhere where I could find the model of the bike?

Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:00 pm 
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Hi Fred and wecome aboard.

As chris667 says check the hub for a date and it should be possible to find the model. Like a lot of the great British manufacturers many were taken over and homogenised by Raleigh, but it should still have a model ID


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Hi, not really up on raleigh serial numbers, but I found this in a 1956 Rudge catalogue. Terry


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:00 pm 
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Thank you all for your help, that's the bike! Does anybody know what that tube looking thing on the seat post is? I know the bike had a Dynofour hub, is it some sort of battery pack?

Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:26 pm 
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yup it's a battery pack, amazingly that I picked up a earlier version and today on RB I see 2 of these.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:59 pm 
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Cheers Joe can you give me the links to those two, I can't find them


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:13 pm 
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your Rudge is one and the other is here
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=307229
also in flickr here though a earlier model to yours
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15984426@ ... otostream/

and a pic of mine the evening I got it home, mine had been fitted with a trojan minimotor at some point.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:33 am 
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yes i like the h tube badge i believe they were made near birmingham way.
one on the bay ['club man'. frame 531]..there must be a light weight hub gear around...


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