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AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloon posted by: Curtis on 2/6/2010 at 11:21:02 AM
In my continuing search for more Rudge bicycles, I picked up a Rudge middleweight balloon last week..Decent condition, the Hand crank, a slight burgundy color, beautiful curves..

Amazing I can't find a single picture or reference on the web..

Anyone have a pic they want to share? Info?
I'll upload mine next week when I get back to the shop..
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloonposted by Curtis on 2/6/2010 at 11:29:33 AM
Rear hub says it's a 58..
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloonposted by Curtis on 2/6/2010 at 12:05:09 PM
Wheels are 26 X 1 3/4..
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloonposted by Curtis on 2/8/2010 at 6:45:22 PM
Here it is..I'm loving it so far..
Fenders will go back on soon..maybe the chain guard..Both are chrome, but for some reason neither the fenders or guard seem original to me..Anyone confirm this for me?
Still need to rebuild the rear SA hub and clean up the paint a bit..


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloonposted by jj on 2/9/2010 at 4:42:09 AM
That is one rare ride. Have you mentioned it under the English Roadster topic, too? There are some experts there.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge Middleweight Balloonposted by Curtis on 2/9/2010 at 11:17:02 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, jj.
Off to The Roadster forum..


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