Another English old 10-speed, and an OTSG First. Jeanette P’s Rudge Royale.
I’ve got this oldie to show off, do you have a Rudge in your gallery yet? This is a bike I helped my friend pick out and tidy up to be put into service as a Boston commuter. Bought off Craigslist from a guy who hunts the garage sales, it’s history is a big unknown. The rear derailleur is an early 60’s Huret Allvit, so I guessing it’s original and dates the bike to 1961 or later. The frame has lots of paint chips in all the usually paces, and the evil chromed steel rim wheels are about as true as (pick your least favorite politician)’s campaign promises, but it shift through all it’s gears and rides nice. I’m afraid to say we removed the pieplate, chainring pantleg protector, and kickstand, but it’ll keep up proper OTS standards with the stem mounted shifters and cottered cranks.