I recently returned from Easter with my girlfriend and we spent some time at her grandmother's.
I am trying to build my girlfriend a bike for the summer so we can go on some rides together. On hearing this her grandmother suggested she try her grandfather's old bicycle. Unfortunately it is far to big for her.
So now I have an old Rudge bicycle to sell and hopefully make some money towards a bike for my girlfriend. So can anyone tell me what it actually is and perhaps how to work out what year it is from?
The grandmother first thought 1940's ish and then 1980's ish, if that helps.
It is all original and extremely dusty. The bike seems to have had little use but is now a bit rusty and tired looking.
I'll get more info on the bits later but it all seems to work.
Frame: Rudge ???
Barends: Yes as part of grips
Brake Pads: Yes
Brake Cables: Yes
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: Yes
Shifters: Sturmey Archer 3 speed
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Sturmey Archer 3 speed
Derailleur Cables: Yes
Cranks: Yes, cottered.
Crank Bolts: N/A
Chainring bolts: N/A
Bottom Bracket: Yes
Hub Skewers: N/A
Rims: The Midlan Wheel Co. Ltd.
Saddle: Brooks B66 (Perhaps)
Seatpost Binder: Yes
Pump: SKS - Bluemels made in West Germany
Lights: Dynamo System
Mudguards: Rudge with reflectors