cpg wrote:... it looks like you have the smallest size frame that was available...
Yep, although I hadn't realised there were 3 sizes - I'd only heard of two. My one was being flogged for next to nothing on eBay by someone who didn't know what it was and had literally listed it just as 'bike.' In other words - too good an opportunity to miss, even if too small. I have bid on a couple of the larger sized ones, but was outbid - there's obviously a bit too much demand for them and I'm probably not helping by rabbiting about the things on here. Coming from a Dahon folder, the Rudge feels positively palatial, but I will keep trying to source a bigger one and will swap all the new bits over from this small one if I do.
fastpedaller wrote:DD - I have a cunning method of secure quick release fitting for a short mudguard which I fitted to my Rudge to stop grit being flung into my eyes. It could be modified or used with additional (as said above) tennax for the stays of a long guard. I'll send photos later today.
You legend. I was going to ask cpg about Tennax fittings - I hadn't previously heard of them and Googling produces too much choice.
I tried to sort out the gears today - chain thoroughly cleaned, swapped the old Suntour derailleur with a Shimano Alivio job I had in my spares box and set the limit screws correctly. Yet its still jumping on the smallest cog, which is frustrating because there are absolutely no signs of wear on it or the chain. I guess I'll put a new chain on first, and if that doesn't sort it, I'll buy a new Sunrace freewheel. In the meantime, I've just set the high-stop on the derailleur to lock out the smallest cog.