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by Oldjohnw
19 Apr 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1274

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

... you don't have to spend £1000; for example my folding bike is a Rudge (Montague) BiFrame and it cost me a small fraction of that. Better yet, apart from the frameset, ...
by Brucey
18 Apr 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1274

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

... you don't have to spend £1000; for example my folding bike is a Rudge (Montague) BiFrame and it cost me a small fraction of that. Better yet, apart from the frameset, ...
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10508

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Given the unknown future of 559 rims/tyres, has anyone fitted 24in (507mm) wheels to a biframe or montague?

would it reduce the folded size much?

Would the bottom bracket remain high enough?
by Brucey
14 Feb 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10508

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

... low-spec parts on it and one or two scratches in the paintwork, but had obviously hardly been used. [edit; https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/montague-bmw-folding-bike/1329623338 no affiliation to either seller of course.] cheers
by fastpedaller
25 Jan 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Don't do this! Modified by a 'nervous' person.
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Don't do this! Modified by a 'nervous' person.

Having looked for over a year to buy a Rudge Bi Frame (montague patent) folding MTB, I eventually got one, and a second one turned up (via a friend) a short ...
by Brucey
17 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10508

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

at one point the BiFrame bikes were marketed as 'Montague' branded, presumably either before Raleigh (Rudge) and Schwinn branded bikes were produced, or after. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=190362 ...
by Brucey
17 Jan 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10508

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

... could take it at face value but for one thing; unlike other similar-ish Montague/Rudge 'concentrus' type machines, the 'Olympic MTB' does not have nesting double seat tubes, ...
by fastpedaller
8 Jan 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: courier for large bike box
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: courier for large bike box

... cheers When I needed to return the incorrect wheels (destined for my Rudge Montague) which were sent by the Ebay seller, It transpired that I'd been paying a lot more ...
by Brucey
9 Dec 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10508

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

... owner's manual here http://www.veterancycleclublibrary.org.uk/ncl/pics/Rudge%20Bi-frame%20Manual%201992%20(V-CC%20Library).pdf supplied in Jan 1992, ... 1991 was when Schwinn first offered the Montague design for sale. Not sure when the Rudge version first appeared? ...
by Brucey
14 Nov 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

I think they did make some changes on the later frames then; there is no way a UN53 would go in an earlier frame...

cheers
by fastpedaller
14 Nov 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

... campag type grease was pretty solid, so I'm pleased I removed it. Surprise was that a spare, previously used Shimano un53 bottom bracket went in! Montague maybe changed the later frames to accommodate a sealed bb bearing? It must be close though, because when I took it out again to ensure I had ...
by fastpedaller
14 Nov 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

Revisiting this a couple of hours ago, I found that the 'elbow' grease nipples fir the thread! I should have tried one - they just looked too big so I hadn't :? Anyway, this gives a better aim for the grease gun - the size is 1/4 UNF (as verified by a setscrew.) I then set to with the grease gun, to...
by fastpedaller
14 Nov 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

Thanks Brucey. It wasn't blocked - just corroded. Being a fiddler I decided to undo it ......and of course it rounded off so ( Like MM I've started so I'll finish) I just had to put the long handle water pump pliers on it and mash it up some more to take it off :lol: Passing a useful farming supplie...
by Brucey
14 Nov 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

is the old one blocked? Even if the grease nipple is in good condition you will need a proper high pressure grease gun to force grease into that fitting. I have never had to remove mine so I don't know what size it is. I have a stash of both M6 taper thread and 1/4" taper thread nipples somewhe...
by fastpedaller
13 Nov 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Grease nipple on Rudge Montague folder

Thanks....... I'm sure I have a thread gauge somewhere :roll: Failing that I'll offer up an m6 and see if the thread is finer (on the nipple) - I suspect it's a 1/4 x 28 tapered. next thing is to buy one! ETA ... or it could be a unf which is 26TPI .... Hmm not much difference (but critical I'm sure!)