It's a BRENNABOR Werke AG, code CZS, it is still in superb condition and especially with its rare removable luggage rack, something that i do not at the moment 😸
On the other hand, it does not have its original butterfly nut to quickly adjust the height of the seat post.
If the number matches the frame MG95138 ( J 10- OCT 42), for me, it's a bargain.
It is necessary to find him à new crankset complete and à good kickstand, wich is not insurmontable.
Found on the net, the story of the young Australian girl Betty SOUTER who was part of UNRRA ( United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration ) in 1946 in Nanchang - China.
Betty SOUTER on a G519 Columbia
(credits Marj. BLOCH)
I know Kevin, he worked for me a 4 years ago, very nice guy and very very good job!
On your photos, the original grip is from the model found on certain civilian Victory VG295 - VG296... civilian bikes.
The repro is correct model G519.
Between 2-3 restorations, i completely disassemble the bicycle to strip it and repaint it in mustard color ( which comes closest for WW1 Columbia 1917-1918).
Overhaul of the wheels bearings and the crankset.
Reassembly of the bicycle and new white tires; for the moment, i leave the...
Hello Lex @Welbike ;
For the rear hub, you have to find this and then we'll explain it to you 😺
10: big spokes (G519 - cycle truck)
I started 10 days ago the restoration of my WW1 COLUMBIA J29908 found on old bike show in 2012 in France.
The seller told me at the time that he had found it on CHAUMONT.
In July 2019, i had found some fendres that i had restored and some accessories including a good Columbia...