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 Post subject: 1957 New Hudson
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

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got this off my uncle who was about to throw it out so I decided to do it up, got it powder coated, cleaned up and replaced some of the parts. You can't see the frame number now because of the powder coat but I seem to remember there was a "57" in the number on the bottom bracket and I read they were made by BSA who sold the brand to Raleigh in 1957 which might explain why the bottom bracket axel is a Raleigh part. Maybe they finished some frames off when they bought the brand? Please correct me if anyone knows better.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:14 pm 
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another view


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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as it came


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Dirt Disciple

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Now thats an impressive turnaround, what a stunning machine that is, I don't think my current project is going to turn out any where near as good


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:37 pm 
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Well worth saving. You've done a nice job there.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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wow. fantastic job - congratulations.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Beautiful job - really well done


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Not my normal cup of tea, but this is ace :)

You've done a great job there!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:02 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Very nice indeed.
Did you have the handlebars rechromed or had they been painted?
My Dad rode one of these to work when I was a young lad. It was a British Racing Green one. (there seems to be a trace of BRG on your chainguard in the before pic). He put a tiny saddle on the crossbar and a footrest on the tube and took me for many a mile before I could ride myself. If I was given the chance to have any bike I could it would be my Dads New Hudson. Holds so many memories for me.
I do still have the pump off it though.

Ian.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:07 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I'm not a big fan of that kind of bike. I think they look too old-fashioned and after riding one I can't see they'd be useful. However, after seeing how chuffin' good you've made that one look I want one! It looks amazing - so much better than the usual black.
It really is a stunning bike to look at - and as it holds so many memories for you that just makes it even more special.

Great job!!


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