1891 Columbia For Sale

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I look at pictures and ask questions.
    I am not in the market for this bike just curious.
    The seller says he knows nothing so lets learn; Please.:)
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    BMXers doing tricks on these...
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    Is this early suspension??
    Does it work? on dirt roads? Wow!
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    Thanks for input on this awesome machine.
    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1891-victor-hard-tire-safety.120679/
     
  2. #2 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    My 1891-2 Rambler pedals are just like that. This is a great bike (not my color choice tho)
    Interesting that it has crossed, not radial spoking.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Other than the interesting paint job, reproduced brake hardware, tires and new seat leather, it looks pretty original and complete to me. And yes, that is original suspension, correct for the period.
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    What would you guys value it at.
     
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    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Mike, put the wallet down......
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I promise......
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    So, you think it's worth $6,500 ?
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Couple of years ago at Copake Auction, a 1891 Columbia sold for $7900. Similar Victor bikes of the same vintage sold at the same auction for about $6000 and $8000.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    But, in this condition?
     
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  10. #10 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    This isn't the For Sale thread, so we are free to politely discuss our thoughts on price and condition;)
     
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    Columbia Light Roadster IIRC?

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    I had one, not nearly this nice tho :)
     
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  12. #12 Posted Nov 9, 2017

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    The 1887 Columbia Light Roadster had crossed/tangentially laced spokes.
    I'm not sure, but I think it was the first commercially available bicycle wheel to be built this way. I would think, earlier than that over in England and France though.
     
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  13. #13 Posted Nov 9, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    If I hadn't bought 5 nicer bikes in the past few weeks I would have bought this bike. It's 126 years old and still able to ride! How cool!!!
     
  14. #14 Posted Nov 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    If I am not mistaken the seat is a Victor and worth a bit more than the more common Columbia seat I have this bike jut one or so model year later (first year pneumatic and last year spring fork ) in both men's and ladies Great riding bike -and the break almost sort of works ...almost LOL
     
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  15. #15 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    i think the market is a little soft right now and its not on the way up real soon ! anyone share my opinion
     
  16. #16 Posted Nov 21, 2017

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    I believe this bike sold. I don't think the market is soft for the really good/desirable stuff. Four Bluebirds and a big tank Huffman had no problems changing hands recently. V/r Shawn
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    ok i am wrong