Finished my 1954 Rudge finaly

ren531

Senior Member
Location
Lancaster uk
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Started this 2 years ago , its been sat on a shelf in my workshop in bits waiting to be put together for 18 months, so i dusted it off put it together, realy pleased with the finish i brush painted it myself big mistake trying to get a good finish took forever, but learning from mistakes is no bad thing, i have rattle can sprayed 2 frames since way easier quicker and better finish, it is a very relaxed and layed back ride always puts a smile on my face
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. Just added a before photo for comparison .
 
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otek59

Well-Known Member
Very nice the paint job looks fine to me
 

wisdom

Veteran
Location
Blackpool
Looks very good indeed.I wouldn't worry about the paint finish.Its practical and can be refinished when you need to.
Love the colour and style.Suprising what can be achieved by us serial tinkerers.
 

nagden

Well-Known Member
Location
Normandy, France
That looks classy!!
 

SkipdiverJohn

Veteran
Location
London
Very nice the paint job looks fine to me
I agree, it's a shade that really suits a vintage steel bike very well, especially with period touches like the night visibility section on the rear mudguard. Very similar colour scheme to my cheap & cheerful donated 3-speed, but a nicer quality bike than mine. It looks vastly better than when pictured in "as bought" condition.
 
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