'41 Colson

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 28, 2017

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    I have posted in the Colson Project thread, but wanted to start my own as well.
    Here's what I started with:

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    Here's what it looks like as of today.
    I ditched the ladies pedals and added some Torrington 8s that I had on hand.
    Installed 50mm wheelset with Shimano Nexus 3 speed. Going to have to either reroute or shorten the shift cable, but just wanted to get it all together for now.
    Installed rack I picked up at ML.
    Also picked up a drop stand at ML but have to find a clip for it.
    Bought a guard that will be installed once it arrives.

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  2. #2 Posted Oct 28, 2017

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    Love those big ole fenders.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 28, 2017

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    You took the words right out of my mouth.;)
     
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    Got the chainguard today. Also rerouted the shift cable along the bottom of the frame. Although the cable is still a little long, I think it looks better this way.

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  5. #5 Posted Nov 4, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    So far so good. What color are you going to paint it?
     
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    I'm leaving it like it is as far as paint goes. Guess I forgot to mention its a rat rod.
    I have the drop stand for it, and have to figure out what grips I want to use. Maybe a different seat if I find one I like and possibly a headlight. Then I think it'll be done.
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Love it !!! It`s Perfect !!!--------Cowboy
     
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    Put the drop stand on today, now I need to find a couple small screws to install the clip. Didn't take a pic with the stand installed because it started raining.
     
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    Well it's nearly done. Just waiting on a set of grips I ordered, and I need to figure out what I want to mount on the front fender. And I still need to figure out how to shorten the shifter cable.
    Today I swapped out the ratty looking Troxel for a nice comfy seat, and took some better pics in the sun.

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  10. #10 Posted Mar 25, 2018

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    Nice job, Very good looking bike!
     
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    Here is mine

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  12. #12 Posted Mar 27, 2018

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    Wish I could find some fenders for my 40 Colson
    That is Badazz!!
    Nice rims & wheels! You might have to give me a few pointers! That 1 serious Colson!!!

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    Thank you. The fenders I believe are McCauley and not correct but they came with the bike and I like them so I decided to leave them on.
    I bought the 26x50mm wheelset from Clyde James Cycles on Ebay. The skip tooth cog is from Ichi Bikes. I'm just running standard 26x2.125 tires. They fit the rims pretty well but end up expanding a little more than normal when aired up, and the tires barely clear the fenders.
     
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    Like that look !!

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  15. #15 Posted Mar 29, 2018

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    Jay ,still trying to track down the McCauley fenders, if you have a link would let me know ! Really want them fenders & rims for my 40 !
    Thanks Joe Finn 2a46243cffd85c3d83473e3fe8e95736.jpg

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  16. #16 Posted Mar 29, 2018

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    I bought this 1 from Kirk here on the cabe

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    I'm sorry, I don't have a link for the fenders. They were on the bike when I bought it and they're pretty old and no longer produced.
    You might try posting an ad in the wanted section.
     
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    Here's my 1940 Colson. It was one of my winter project's. I pulled it out of a barn last fall and after a few months and a ton of $$$, it's done. The paint is perfect. JimRoy
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    Beautiful!!

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  20. #20 Posted Mar 29, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Those deep McCauley's(possibly Walds) came original only on 36's. They are great looking fenders. I have a couple sets hoarded for future projects.
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