1951 Rudge Pathfinder

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slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2017
132
Detroit, MI, United States
More to come later...

1951 October aw three speed.

Believe from Peter Kohler article this is the one year only gold paint color

Odometer says 907 miles .

Apart from saddle & rack believe everything original? ....except rust...

I think the rear chime may clean up but front looks pretty bad. Anyone have a front ea1 Dunlop wheel they don’t need? I

Tires say made in England ea1

Let me know what you guys think. I’m thinking to tear down & clean up and leave Everything to original spec....
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,172
Playa del Rey, United States
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Wonderful find. :)

Fabulous transfers.

That saddle appears it could be the repository for the crown jewels...

Is cyclometer Lucas?

Who be the inspector?

Will be fun to follow along as resto proceedeth! ;)

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slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2017
132
Detroit, MI, United States
Is that saddle even for a bicycle? Maybe velomoteur?
Yes cyclometer is Lucas and looks in nice shape!
Red leather straps are Lapize; leather not dried out.
No rust at all on spokes; stainless?

Here after a long deserved bath!
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,172
Playa del Rey, United States
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thanks very much for the response! ;)

yet no word on identity of inspector

wonder if he may be a veteran of a social event sponsored by Truman Capote

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slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2017
132
Detroit, MI, United States
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thanks very much for the response! ;)

yet no word on identity of inspector

wonder if he may be a veteran of a social event sponsored by Truman Capote

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Why that be inspector Phineus of course. Here observing from afar.
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rollfaster

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 28, 2012
8,474
53
Ol' st. Lou
Looks like someone put red reflector tape on that one too. Very nice and should clean up very well.
Thanks, unfortunately they used red acrylic paint to tip fenders and Chainguard. Hoping it’ll come off fairly easy with goof off.
 

leikonic

On Training Wheels
Sep 19, 2019
2
64
Canada
Thanks, unfortunately they used red acrylic paint to tip fenders and Chainguard. Hoping it’ll come off fairly easy with goof off.
Alcohol usually dissolves acrylic paint and it generally doesn't damage the enamel (test first).

Cheers,

Dave
 
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Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
159
36
Massachusetts
I typically not a fan of 3 speeds but these old Clubman style bikes I dig, congrats on an awesome score.
 
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