MISC:   worth it? posted by: andrea on 6/19/2008 at 9:46:26 PM
I found this listing, don't know much about this bike. Is it overpriced? Here's the info:
"Late 1950's or early 1960's ladies English Rudge 3 speed bicycle needing some minor repair."
The needed repair is apparently to the 3-speed shifter....
any info or advice would be much appreciated! :)


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   RE:MISC:   worth it? posted by ken on 6/20/2008 at 6:15:53 AM
You omitted the price....
These are not investments except as transportation. They are often found at garage-sale prices, since they compete economically with shiny new ones from xmart. Once working correctly it will last forever and give great value. The correct S-A shifter for the period can be easily determined, (look up English 3-speeds on sheldonbrown.com) and there are plenty of them around.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   worth it? posted by ken on 6/20/2008 at 6:26:58 AM
Sorry, I scrolled down - $350? no. Shop around. One-fifth of that perhaps.
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   RE:MISC:   worth it? posted by andrea on 6/20/2008 at 8:35:37 AM
Thanks!
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   RE:MISC:   worth it? posted by Kevin C. on 6/21/2008 at 4:31:48 AM
Len is right. There are a lot of good English three-speeds around, cheap. I have a couple available here in Lafayette, Indiana.
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MISC:   worth it? posted by: andrea on 6/19/2008 at 9:46:26 PM
I found this listing, don't know much about this bike. Is it overpriced? Here's the info:
"Late 1950's or early 1960's ladies English Rudge 3 speed bicycle needing some minor repair."
The needed repair is apparently to the 3-speed shifter....
any info or advice would be much appreciated! :)


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   RE:MISC:   worth it? posted by andrea on 6/19/2008 at 9:57:31 PM
Sorry, forgot to say, they're asking $350 for it.
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   RE:MISC: worth it? posted by Rob on 6/26/2008 at 8:07:47 AM
I have 2 1948 Rudge 3 speed models. My shifters are acting up a little bit too. You can find these on Ebay brand new very cheap. I saw one for $5. As far as their asking price - seems too high. If you are collecting them and want that particular model and year then go for it. If you just want an English 3 speeds for cruising around, then wait for something newer that needs no work (other than tires/tubes). They will ride the same and you won't have to pay such a high price. You might want to check thrift stores or garage sales. The value of these English 3 speeds is under appreciated since they are heavy and don't have shiny trendy paint jobs. You can find a used one in good condition for under $100. Good luck to you!
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WANTED:   OTB Charlie Hamburger Badge posted by: Peter on 6/19/2008 at 7:35:59 PM
Hey just a shot in the dark here, but I have what I believe to be a late 50's OTB frame constructed by Charlie Hamburger. Any ideas where I could pick up an original badge?

thanks!
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   RE:WANTED: OTB Charlie Hamburger Badge posted by Glenn on 6/25/2008 at 7:44:07 AM
I have an OTB that has a decal, not a badge. I could send you a photo. Also CR has an OTB pictured on their American builders page.

G
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WANTED:   front wheel, 26" cruiser posted by: Brendan on 6/17/2008 at 11:14:46 PM
Looking for a 26" x 1.75" wheel for a beach cruiser, preferably alloy, 36 spokes. I know I can order them online, but would prefer to buy local (and hopefully cheaper). Cheers-
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FOR SALE:   Derycke posted by: Travis Gordon on 6/17/2008 at 3:37:12 PM
Hey, one more question: Does anybody know anything about a bicycle called derycke? I don't know anything else about it, except its a road bike. It is for sale, but i want to find out some info about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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   RE:FOR SALE: Derycke posted by Colorado Clyde on 6/28/2008 at 6:47:40 PM
interesting... I just picked up a derycke at a freecycle event. nobody around here (denver) has ever heard of them. Mine is at least 38 years old (tin bike license from 1970 still on the fork) and is a three speed with an internal shift hub. It's been well maintained. All I did was clean it up and put air in the tires and it works well.

I'm definitely interested in hearing if anyone else knows anything about these bikes.
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