1898 Columbia Pope Chainless model 50


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prewarmachine

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 15, 2017
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West Linn
#1
Just wanted to share my very slow project. Bought it in parts in a suit case many years ago. Looks like the wrong front wheel and a lot of work ahead to make this a viable bicycle again..found the donor rear section. Hoping one day it can ride again!

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Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
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1,576
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#3
I have an excellent condition piece of Columbia brand unobtanium. A rear gear cover for sale right now on feebay that could be negotiated elsewhere.

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Cowboy in NC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 12, 2017
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698
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Dunn, NC
#5

mfhemi1969

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2015
300
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
#6

gifarmer

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 11, 2010
66
3
Mpls, MN
#7
I've got what I think is a model 50 also, but without the badge. Could you post a photo of your Model 50 badge and the front hub so I know what to look for?
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prewarmachine

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 15, 2017
141
133
31
West Linn
#8
I'll take a picture or two of the headbadge tonight for you. My front wheel is all wrong. It has a flanged edge for bent spokes and it should be a straight pull like your rear hub. Ill see if I can find a picture of a front hub for you too.
 

Craig Allen

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 23, 2016
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Millville NJ
#9
I can send you a measured drawing if you want of the front hub which is off of my model 50.
 

David Brown

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 14, 2014
381
311
Kitchener, Canada
#11
gifarmer I think maybe the rear hub on your bike is a Cleveland ball end type spoke hub. But don;t think the fork is Cleveland.
Just my take on it. Also those ball end spokes are rarer than hens teeth.
 

gifarmer

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 11, 2010
66
3
Mpls, MN
#12

gifarmer

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 11, 2010
66
3
Mpls, MN
#13
gifarmer I think maybe the rear hub on your bike is a Cleveland ball end type spoke hub. But don;t think the fork is Cleveland.
Just my take on it. Also those ball end spokes are rarer than hens teeth.
So, would a Cleveland rear hub be incorrect? Or, are you thinking I need a different front fork? I've got a set of repro ball-end spokes that I bought about 20 years ago from a guy at a bike swap but I haven't found a front hub to use them with.
 

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