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1957 Evans-Colson Sonic Scout Find

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srfndoc

Finally riding a big boys bike
Just picked up this original paint Evans Colson from a collector in LA. Untouched for 30 years with amazing original paint. Searched the forums but couldn't find a serial number index to confirm year (M027119B26), only thing I know is its a Boys 26". Also, this bike uses a quilled seat post, do they make longer ones so I can get the seat a bit higher?

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Adamtinkerer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I believe '57 was the last year for straight bar Evans frames. My Firebird has the later canti frame, and a '57 dated Sturmey rear hub, so probably an early '58 model.
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1motime

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Just picked up this original paint Evans Colson from a collector in LA. Untouched for 30 years with amazing original paint. Searched the forums but couldn't find a serial number index to confirm year (M027119B26), only thing I know is its a Boys 26". Also, this bike uses a quilled seat post, do they make longer ones so I can get the seat a bit higher?

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Nice bike! Most Evans with square fenders were middleweights. Your tires look like balloons. What are yours?
 

srfndoc

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nice bike! Most Evans with square fenders were middleweights. Your tires look like balloons. What are yours?
It's definitely a middleweight with 26" x 1.75" tires. I asked the mod to move this thread to the middleweight forum but that hasn't happened yet.
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
This was the last of the bikes from Evans. A shadow of it's Colson roots. The remaining Evans' parts stock used up on Murray frames. They eventually ran out of metal head badges and used what was basically a metallic sticker. Towards the end of production, some frames, though made by Murray of Ohio had no serial numbers, with only a small M O stamped into the underside of the bottom bracket. A sad end to Colson.
 

srfndoc

Finally riding a big boys bike
Pretty crazy to go from purchasing Colson in 1954 to being out of business in 1962. Maybe they took on too much with the purchase or were just run poorly.
 

srfndoc

Finally riding a big boys bike
Disassembled and lubed the crank/front stem/front hub, installed NOS longer quilled seat post. Still need to tackle the rear hub but never done one before so need to get some detailed instructions. Need to track down a bulb for the front light and address a small tear in the seat. It originally had white pedal blocks as well so looking for a set of those.

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piercer_99

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
what type of coaster brake is it?
 
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