41 Colson Flying Ace


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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
303
282
Murrieta, United States
#1
Bought this from Caber Pedal Metal. A shout out to him! He’s easy to work with, did a great job of packing and sold at a reasonable price.
It arrived in August and I’ve been plugging away as time and health allow. Had 3 back surgeries in Nov and Dec. Getting close to finishing now. Only the seat and speedo drive are left. Here’s before and after
Picts. Before is courtesy of Pedal Metal.
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Last pic is of a tank snap I made on the drill press with a file.
 

Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
303
282
Murrieta, United States
#5
It looks awesome, that blue is just too cool and the tires work perfectly with it.
I just love these Colson looptails.




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Thanks for the compliments. It’s been an enjoyable project. Still working on the seat (one in pic isn’t it); and need to install the Speedo drive.


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tryder

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 12, 2014
305
522
San Anselmo, CA
#8
Mostly yes. Also used 0000 steal wool and then fine polishing compound .


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Front part of tank and headtube came back amazingly well!!! Never would have thought there would be any paint there....

The fenders... the whole bike for that matter...Wow...you did a great job!

Mine's green with cream trim...I am a little afraid that I might lose what's left of my black pins.

How much OA did you use and how long did you soak it?
Thanks.
 
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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
303
282
Murrieta, United States
#12
Front part of tank and headtube came back amazingly well!!! Never would have thought there would be any paint there....

The fenders... the whole bike for that matter...Wow...you did a great job!

Mine's green with cream trim...I am a little afraid that I might lose what's left of my black pins.

How much OA did you use and how long did you soak it?
Thanks.
I use 1 tablespoon to a gallon and mix 5 gal at a time. Some of the pins on this were barely visible and disappeared in the bath. Other places were bare metal before the bath. Here’s a couple pics.
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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
303
282
Murrieta, United States
#13
I use 1 tablespoon to a gallon and mix 5 gal at a time. Some of the pins on this were barely visible and disappeared in the bath. Other places were bare metal before the bath. Here’s a couple pics. View attachment 757245 View attachment 757246 View attachment 757247


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The 3 sprocket is a drive that goes in the hub just like the original. I had to add a 1/8” spacer and reddish the wheel. One Caber thought it was made by Simplex. It was on the bike when I bought it. Because it is 1/2 “ chain; the chainring had to be changed. It has a 24 tooth cog and a nice low gear.


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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
303
282
Murrieta, United States
#14
The 3 sprocket is a drive that goes in the hub just like the original. I had to add a 1/8” spacer and reddish the wheel. One Caber thought it was made by Simplex. It was on the bike when I bought it. Because it is 1/2 “ chain; the chainring had to be changed. It has a 24 tooth cog and a nice low gear.


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Here’s the back side.
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