1934 Colson resto taking some liberties.

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    this 34 colson is going to get the full treatment. But I'm painting it the color of an old 67 t-bird I once owned. Metallic ivy green.

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Frame forks painted. Used hi quality automotive paint. This paint is tough as nails. Sprayed it over bare etched steel. No primer... Tested and man it's locked on

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Still working on my dummy tool box tank until I can find a reasonably priced original. The old rims I'm using are from a 33 ladies Schwinn (for now) and some other parts are being bead blasted and the rims will be powder coated a tan Creme color to accent the ivy green. These are 26 inch wheels. Later hope to put 28s
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Sounds a lot like this one I once owned. V/r Shawn

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Wow! Thanks for posting that pic. The exact same bike... Very very nice. Did you paint and restore that? I have a lot of parts to find. Was there a smaller D size battery tube that mounted under the lower bar directly under tank as well? I have one of those.
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    This bike was restored by Bruce Pence (Npence-Nate's dad). V/r Shawn
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    The battery tube you are describing is generally used a little later on ballooners. The can shown is typical for a 28" motorbike although there are a couple of others. V/r Shawn
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Got a fender finished, used silver as accent color against the ivy green... put on a temporary set of Torrington no rise handlebars. Fender braces cleaned up. Head badge, truss rods. New nuts and bolts. ( chrome acorn nuts are 2.70 each) It's coming along.

    Hoping someone can tell me about these no-rise with a slight curve handlebars... Look like some sort of racing bar that I have never seen before in my life, Very very old and have Torrington script. Hoping to find a period men's seat for it one day this seat is a 33 ladies Schwinn with issues. Tank still in the works. I have a correct original gooseneck but it needs to be rechromed badly.

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    I have 6 lucky seven seat posts and not one of them fits this bike so I am using a straight 7/8 post for now.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looking really good. I think that you're missing the seat post tube insert that most of my Colsons have.
     
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    You are probably right... I may have one in my junk frame pile. Will dig around today.
     
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    hi,, I have a 51 monark and need a seat post for it. lucky 7 maybe nice to get it back more.. or no. can you help me? thanks!
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Looks like it may be a good option but two things; I would find out what the tire size is (what is on the side of the tire) so you know true height/width and size of axles. On some of these I've seen really large axles that would require hogging out your drop outs. The last thing is usually the quality is less than optimal but as long as it isn't an everyday commuter you'll probably be fine. V/r Shawn
     
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    Thanks freeman... Good advice, I'll do some homework. Here we are today... 100 degrees and I'm done for the day. For now I'm stuck with 26 inch wheels, wrong handlebars, and a few other wrong things but over time I'll buy the right stuff.

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    Pedals, tires and chain guard installed today. Handlebars on the way. Next pics should have a tank and battery tube. 28 in tires seem a necessity now.


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    Btw... This is a Colson ROVER... Not a flyer. Can someone tell me what differences there were between the two?

    Want list... One of those correct steel racks
    A tank
    A correct drop-stand.
    Battery can.
    Stencil or guide for head tube accent paint.
     
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    So next is bright red pin striping. I have an old 70 Schwinn suburban that has 27 inch rims... I may look into cobbling my old hubs into them. They fill to the fender nicely. I could paint them. Anyway here is my dummy tank and I may have found a real tank in good shape for 120.00. Also located a seat post shim tube in my junk pile off an old child's bike. Recovered the seat in luxurious fine Corinthian leather. (An old ladies purse from the thrift store). 5.99

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  19. #19 Posted Aug 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looking Good Rick----Cowboy
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Very nice build, love the color! Joe
     
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