Posted 2 years ago
I found this bike while on military duty in Oklahoma. The owner had it propped against an old structure out in the weather. He was going to throw it away. It has "Rudge Whitworth Nottingham England established 1869" decals on the fenders and seat post. I was surprised to see a handle bar lock on it, but even better, the key was still in it unbroken. The key had "Wilmot Union Breeden made in England " stamped on it with the letter number "NGN 1". It has a generator built into the rear wheel. A friend told me he bet the headlight would work if I moved the pedals... the headlight still worked. it has a chainguard that fully encases the chain and a removeable slit at the pedal, I suppose that is removed to lubricate the chain. It has a number under the seat shaft "29084 CL. I'm not sure if this is a serial number. if anyone knows more about this, that would be GREAT! It also has a weathered "Brooks" leather seat. I thought about having it restored. Not sure of the age, but it is a bike like i have never seen before.