These are the last 2 items I need to fully restore a beautiful 1899 Columbia Model 59 chainless.
If you have either a rear dust cover or Model 59 head badge, please get in touch. Greatly appreciated.
I just bought a project at Copake and looking for some parts for a 1903 Columbia Model 104 men's chainless
Handlebars and stem
rear drive cover
Model 104 headbadge- the bike came with a Model 105 badge (Ladies)
Any leads on any of these parts most appreciated!!
Hi Thanks for getting in touch. I will take it. Happy to send you payment Paypal, Venmo, etc. Let me know the total. Thanks so much. It will be greatto finish the bike. I’ll send you completed photos if you like.
The Charles River Museum in Waltham, Ma. Has many examples of Orient bicycles and motorcycles. I don’t know if he is still there, but Bob Howitt worked at the museum and is very knowledgeable about the history of Orients. They also have a great library of research on the Orient MFG. Co.
I have a bunch of single leather wrapped handlebar grips seeking their partners. If you have any lying around they would be put to good use on pre-1900 bike restorations. Send a photo to email@example.com. It would be really appreciated.
I collect and restore pre-1900 bicycles. My favorites are the dinosaurs- the ones that went extinct. They usually have fascinating designs with some serious flaws. The Bowden Spacelander is a classic example of a dinosaur. It is one of two post-1905 bikes that I have in the...