40 Colson Phase 2

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by JimRoy, Dec 24, 2017.

Tags:
  1. #1 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    593
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Merry Christmas Cabers. I completed Phase 2 of the 1940 Colson project yesterday. I added the front truss rods, snap tank and rear rack. I replaced a lot of parts, but it went from barn find to beautiful. I recovered 11 seats this year and restored 9 bicycles. What a wonderful year. Many thanks to the Cabers who helped me. JimRoy
    IMG_8118.JPG IMG_8849.JPG I IMG_8848.JPG IMG_8850.JPG IMG_8851.JPG IMG_8852.JPG

    IMG_8117.JPG
     
    stezell, tech549, jimbo53 and 21 others like this.
  2. #2 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,160
    Likes Received:
    5,684
    Location:
    Ol' st. Lou
    incredible!!
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  3. #3 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,522
    Likes Received:
    2,853
    Location:
    church point, la.
    Nice work buddy, you’re killin’ it!
     
    JimRoy and Kickstand3 like this.
  4. #4 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    641
    Location:
    Dunn, NC
    SUPER SHARP- GOOD JOB!!!--------Cowboy
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  5. #5 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,955
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Location:
    Earth
    Amazing work you Jim enjoy the bicycles!!!
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  6. #6 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Location:
    Elkhart Lake, WI
    Very Nice!!!
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  7. #7 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,806
    Likes Received:
    3,318
    Location:
    Modesto,CA. 95355
    WOWEE!!!
    My goodness,that is a piece of artwork!
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  8. #8 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    444
    Location:
    Prattville, United States
    Breathtaking

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  9. #9 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2016
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
    That was truly a resurrection - absolutely beautiful!

    Your comments, "...what a wonderful year", were spot on - now that I am retired and back on the bench after a long hiatus, I take immense satisfaction in the deep clean-ups and rescues of worthy bikes. Plus the looks on customers faces when they get their bicycle back and take their first ride on it in decades...
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  10. #10 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    522
    Location:
    Charlotte NC
    Wow!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
    JimRoy likes this.
  11. #11 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,016
    Likes Received:
    3,644
    Location:
    Utica, MI, United States
    Incredible! You're very talented
     
    JimRoy and Kickstand3 like this.
  12. #12 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    14,314
    Likes Received:
    13,241
    Location:
    Evans, GA
    Nice work. The red tires really compliment that bike. V/r Shawn
     
    JimRoy likes this.