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Make Ridgeback m/c
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Made in Rhodesia, single cylinder, apparently only four are thought to survive, a frame in the Museum of Zimbabwe, one in Cape Town, one in the Deneysville Motorcycle Musuem and another in Centurion near Pretoria (plus the Blue bike shown below?). It is believed that 29 were built in a small factory in Pioneer Street Bulawayo in the 1950s, before the builder, Terry Franklin, died in an accident in Salisbury. Single tube frame, Earles fork, Sachs engine.
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Registration Numbers RSH-569/SRH
References Photo of Red m/c courtesy of Mark Taylor, shows the m/c in the Deneysville Motorcycle Museum, South Africa. Photo of Blue m/c courtesy of Neil Herbert, shows the m/c at a dealer in Margate, South Africa.
 
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