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 Post subject: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi All,
I am a newbie on here, but have just built up a Rudge (Montague) Biframe from a frame bought on ebay a while back.
The components are nothing spectacular as I just built it up with what I had lieing about. Will upgrade as I pick up bits & pieces I think. Other than cleaning the frame up, I decided to leave the paintjob "as is" with the few chips & scratches as I like the "patina".

Took it out for its first test ride yesterday in a blizard!! Rides well & after a few adjustments last night (frame alignment as its hinged in the middle! , and readjustment of rear mech) took it out for a 5 miler this morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 pm 
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thats an odd looking frame! but i like what you have done with it,enjoy :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Thanks, Yeah its a bit of an oddball. Its because it hinges in the middle. The BB is offset from the tube so the hole thing can swivel. I was suprised how well it rides & it weighs in at just under 15KG its no lightweight but I didn't think it was bad considering the extra bits for the foldy bit.
I get some pix of it folded tommorow when I get back to the workshop.
As you can see Blue is the theme!


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:02 am 
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These normally appear on ebay/gumtree about twice a year. Heavy old buggers due to the folding arrangement

Never going to be a big money bike but hey some of the best fun i've ever had has been on entry level bikes

well done sir


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:18 am 
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That would be fun to ride with the folding mech unlocked :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Few more pix guys, one of it folded. Not the smallest package, but fits in the boot of the car OK & its a full size bike at the end of the day!!

Some views of the foldy bits & the unusual BB position. It was fun trying to fit the shimano cartridge BB assy, as the seat tube intersects through some of the BB housing I had to skim down the centre of the cartridge to make it fit!


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 Post subject: Re: Rudge Biframe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:43 pm 
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After yesterdays test ride, further rear mech adjustment was required. As I said in my first post I've just built this up from what bits & pieces I had lying about. Well the rear mech was one I had played around with in my teenage days & the mounting pivot was like well..... a prick in a bucket !!. So today I opted to re-bush it to get thing changing smoothly. Works nice now!


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