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My 1930 Rudge Whitworth in a British Bike Magazine (Pics!)

Local freelance write did this a few months ago. I just got a copy. Hope you can read the scanned document. I had to upload it in several posts

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Very cool Hugh!!
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Hugh,

Looks like he kickstand is down in he shot of you riding the bike?

nice article!
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Hugh,

Looks like he kickstand is down in he shot of you riding the bike?
SHHHHHHHHH! Dave, you'll ruin the illusion that the bike is moving.

That's awesome Hugh!
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Thanks guys, Yeah, the kickstand came down while I was riding it. A little smoke in the last pic cause it was the first run up and down the road. Doesn't smoke when warmed up. I should ride it more. When he came over, it had literally been sitting for several years, and yeah, it did start up the second I dumped the compression release. I mean the second, like it ran yesterday.
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That article is well-written and you've got a really cool bike, made even more cool by the sentimental factor! Noice!
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Pretty cool Hugh!
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What a great story! BC to Cambridge with your mother on the parcel rack, that truly is priceless.

I don't think the Larz Anderson would have sold such a significant bike, but I'll bet you're glad to have it close at hand.
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you are right, you should ride it more

What do you get 350 sunny days a year.

Beauty bike, how often do you enter it in vintage shows?
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Hugh - edit the post for page 26 and insert the pelican image link for page 25. Then the pages will be in order. Then edit and delete your post for page 25.
Thanks that worked.

Wayne (Tobra) a few years ago a friend convinced me to drag it up to the All British Bike Meet in San Jose. There were literally hundreds of very cool British bikes there most of them beautifully restored. Mine took two trophys, best road bike and oldest bike. I was blown away. I had hardly even dusted it off, let alone clean it.

With the cooler weather and the sale last year of the DB4, I should put some elbow grease into it. Althought it really doesn't need a whole lot.

Thanks for the kind words guys.
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hey Hugh, that is very cool, congratulations. I'm running your bike again for Spring 09, will post a pic going to the show tomorrow to set up. thank you again for taking those excellent pics!
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Great bike, great story, Hugh! Just noticed the link.
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Very nice to see! Glad the old gal has a good home!
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When the article was first printed, a bloke from the UK contacted me and offered me 10,000 pounds, that is something like $16,000. I've been told to a real enthusiast, it might be worth double that. Don't really know. When it gets cooler, I really need to do some minor top-end work and replace some of the cables, the Club carries reproduction cloth-wrapped cables. No big changes or "restoration" work, just some tightening up of a few cables that are totally stretched out.
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Here are some of the green screen pics that I took for Shaun, and the T-Shirt that he made for me. If you missed it in the article, the bike is completely original and unrestored.








Not me or Shaun in the photo below.

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Very cool piece of machinery hugh, I know I am late to the party but I just noticed the link in your sig. A lot of soul and style in that machine!
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