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Old 11-27-22, 10:11 AM
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Rudge decal question

Hi all, just acquired an 1973 Rudge Sports (aka Raleigh Sports). The bike has this decal on the seat tube. Does anyone recognize this? Any info appreciated!


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Old 11-28-22, 06:05 PM
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Could be a shop decal
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I would send this to h Lloyd's in the UK.
see if they can note it.
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Looks to me like it was processed through merziac's wife's i-phone lidar.
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Could be a shop decal
Yes, that thought crossed my mind as well. Could the letters be read 'Olympia'?
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Yes, that thought crossed my mind as well. Could the letters be read 'Olympia'?
I'd buy that as a definite possibility.
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There is a thread on "olympia Sport" being a house brand in NL, but unfortunately the current glitch won't let me view it.
What I could pull off google
Olympia Sport was the house brand of Rein Ruitenbeek's bike shop in Hilversum: As far as I know Ruitenbeek didn't build the frames and never ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...pia-sport.html
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Yes, I saw that too, but the badge/decal is not connected to Rudge, Raleigh or a bike shop.
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