'41 Colson


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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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Roseville MI
#1
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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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
2,266
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Roseville MI
#6
So far so good. What color are you going to paint it?
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.
 

Cowboy in NC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 12, 2017
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#7
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.
Love it !!! It`s Perfect !!!--------Cowboy
 
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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
2,266
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Roseville MI
#8
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.
 

Joseph FINN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 16, 2016
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Braintree, Massachusetts
#12
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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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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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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Roseville MI
#13
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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Joseph FINN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 16, 2016
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65
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Braintree, Massachusetts
#14
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.
Like that look !!

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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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Roseville MI
#17
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 !
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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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