Saturday, April 7, 2018

Rudge 4 valve 4 speed combo

Slightly blurry photo but what a cracking combination. It is a mid to late twenties Rudge four valve four speed with a lovely 'zeppelin' styled chair as was the fashion for sporting outfits of the period.

Rudge four valve four speed sidecar outfit


  1. Love the way everyone seemed to dress to ride in those days. Looks like he stole one of the cushions off the couch to pad out the seating in the sidecar. Is there possibly a brake visible on the sidecar wheel, operating on a small dummy "rim"?

    1. I's a semi elliptical spring for the suspension.

    2. I suppose that must be what it is. But to my eye it looks almost as if it could complete a full circle.