Rudge Bicyclette no. 2

This is a very nice example of the Rudge cross frame, built around 1890. The model is the 'Bicyclette no. 2' and the serial number is 44544. I love Rudge, for inscripting the whole story on top of the handlebars!

Characteristic frame enforcement and a lot of beautiful details. Look at the very interesting way to adjust the handlebars. Not safe at all, if you crash this safety bicycle ...

The rear mudguard is original and has once been repaired. Owner likes this piece of individual history and leaves it this way - and I fully agree. The Rudge is in a marvellous condition and very original, although brake and brake lever (the shiny parts) have been reproduced.