1918 Columbia renovation

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blackcat

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 4, 2017
225
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Le Raincy, France
Hello Chad;
You don't put screws to hold your headbadge?
Regards;
Serge
 

ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
I thought about it...I replaced what was there...I actually have tiny little screws that will work. The more I look at the heads on these rivets, they seem a bit big.
 

ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
They are also super shiny next to the old badge and new paint, they stick out. I'll remedy that with a little green paint. At least for now they won't be so bright.
 
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ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
Ah...what the heck, I'll get the brass polish out. That'll take care of that.
 
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ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
No, that's my Dayton G519. Good thing it's there...it's blocking the catbox.... You can't see the WLA in this pic;)
 
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blackcat

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 4, 2017
225
55
Le Raincy, France
This is my first attempt at restoring a bicycle...everything else has been larger. This is more fun because they fit in the house and I don't hurt for 2 days after working on them. I guess I get excited over little things. :yum:

Stay safe...wash your hands.

Some random stuff...

the old colors...
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And using @Bozman plans, painters dropcloth and a can of flex seal....Phil Swift would be proud.
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Fingers all intact...

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More cuts needed...

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I didn't get a pic, but I sprayed a final coat using the last of the can. I even made the rubberized canvas authentic by overspraying the gravel and dirt in! Cool thing, after the flap totally cured, it retained the shape of the fender perfectly!

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Hello Chad;
sykerocker must have been confused with your INDIAN 741b.
Regards;
Serge
 
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ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
Oh...the mudflap pic. Ha yes. The 741. I think my daughter made mimosas for breakfast that day. Lol...
 
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ChadC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 24, 2018
175
46
Monterey, CA, USA
I dug out the screws I thought might work and they were tiny, but not this small. They looked like bolts next to these rivets! Lol...spares would be appreciated, and I'd compensate. Y'all know better than I do, so this will be fixed immediately.

I've taken a few liberties here and there with things like the bell, glass reflector, drop stand, etc, but all the liberties I have taken are more or less period, AFAIK (which is limited, so I've relied on the good folks here).The fenders are not correct, but I'm happy with them for now. The seat I have on now is not correct, but will be my riding seat. A set of clenchers are on the way soon too.

I laced up my first ever set of wheels the other day. It took most of the day....it wasn't as bad as I thought. I'm pretty darn happy with myself learning something new, even if they are wrong! The front only need a little adjustment to not rub anywhere!! I haven't done the back yet as I have to remove the wheel to disassemble the hub and fix the parts so it spins the correct way when peddled.

I've honestly had more fun with this than pretty much any other vehicle I've restored!
 

TonyD

Finally riding a big boys bike
In Memoriam
Feb 10, 2020
132
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Leonard, Michigan
Huh....regardless if screw or rivet, the last pair were a tad too big.
I’m gonna look at my tiny pile of screws. You clearly need help.!
Chad, your bike is amazing. I’m silently watching your every move. Great work.!


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