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if that's a one off they did a hell of a nice job :)

it's kinda strange that it has telescopic forks though. any chance that's a photoshop composite ?
 

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Nice Rudge.
 

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Hi all,

The "F" is the clue, this is taken in France, between 1945 and 1950 when the French use to race bikes with an F on the number plate... Looks like a tiny copy of a German DKW 2 stroke racer. Motor looks like a Motobécane 100cc BMA (bicyclette à moteur auxiliaire...)

The Rudge also has a French old reg. It's not an Ulster, is that the one they called Special, sort of touring Ulster with huge fenders???

Probably the owner of a shop on the Rudge and his son on a one off!!!

If this was photoshopped, the big guy would be looking straight at the camera, not at his kid...

Patrick
 

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Thats one of those explanations thats hard to argue. Thanks Patrick.
 

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It's a one off with a german style frame. The gas tank is for a full size bike. It's not photoshopped, some people actually build bikes.
 

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Paw: some people actually build bikes
:) You made my day!!!

Found a date and location for the Rudge plate, issued in Seine (read Paris...) RP was used from Feb 5th 1946 till August 1947. Since it's RP1 and the serie went from RP to RP9, it is early 1946...

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Don't ya think that if they could mold those tires, they could have easily molded some kid's shoes? White is the natural color of rubber (carbon is added to make tires black) and the art of rubber molding has been around for a while.

Great photo...
 
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