Thursday, May 19, 2011

1953 Rudge-Whitworth

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1953 Rudge-Whitworth An old gentleman had been cycling this 1953 Rudge-Whitworth for the past 40 years through the streets of Stellenbosch before I spotted it! It is in original condition barring the saddle and tires. It has 3-speed Sturmey Archer gears (handlebar-mounted shifter). The rear hub has the date code 53 7 on it, indicating that it was manufactured in July of 1953. The original headbadge is still in place and indicates that it was made in the town of Springs, South Africa. It has it~s own locking system with key mounted on the frame.