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Page 345. 1924 Rudge-Whitworth Special Order 28″ Tall-Frame Roadster

1924 Rudge-Whitworth Special Order 28″ Tall-Frame No. 8 de Luxe Roadster

28″ Frame

28″ Wheels

 


ORIGINAL PAINTWORK & BOX-LINING

NICKEL HANDLEBARS

TRIANGULATED MUDGUARDS

FULLY ACCESSORIZED:

BELL; INFLATOR PUMP; LIGHTING SET; REAR CARRIER

RARE RUDGE-WHITWORTH FITTINGS

3-SPEED & DRUM BRAKES

READY TO RIDE

WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

…and still under guarantee!

 

 

The 28″ frame size was available only by special order. This makes this 87-year-old machine a rare example today.

 

The paintwork appears to be original. It is unrestored cosmetically, but mechanically it’s ready to ride.

You’ll see further down the page that it has some rare fittings; the small details on this bike are very interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudge-Whitworth brakes were not very effective in the 1920s, and it was common for them to be updated. Many years ago, this machine was upgraded to drum brakes, including the 1935 Sturmey Archer 3-speed KB5 hub. The front brake is reasonable, and the rear brake is excellent.

 

 

The saddle is a Middlemore.

 

 

 

 

BOTTOM BRACKET OILER & PEDAL CRANK COVERS

 

This bicycle has some nice fittings: observe the rare Rudge-Whitworth dust cover on the bottom bracket oiler.

And also the cover on the pedal crank, below.

The chain-case retains its original paint, box lining and Rudge-Whitworth logo: ‘Specially Appointed to H.M. The King.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUDGE-WHITWORTH GUARANTEE

 

 

The Rudge guarantee states that ‘the bicycle is guaranteed as long as it is ridden’ and ‘the guarantee goes with the bicycle – even if it changes hands.’