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Rudge DL-1, Britain’s Best Bicycle!

Unusual and eclectic export model made for the Caribbean/ South/Central American market, 7 years after Raleigh dropped the Rudge name in the US and UK markets.

I’d like to find one of these.

rudge_79dl1_100412_1_salerudge_dl1_chainguar_lg_1millar_rudge_calgaryPhoto by Kevin Millar.

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5 responses

  1. Out of curiosity, what year did Raleigh drop the Rudge name in US/UK/Canada?

    August 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • A good question. I don’t know.

      August 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      • The bike in the photo is from 1979 so the answer would be 1972.

        August 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      • That sounds about right. Though Rudge was fairly rare even before that in the US market.

        August 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      • I’m confused. You say “7 years after Raleigh dropped the Rudge name in the US and UK markets” in the post. So when was that?

        August 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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