any info on a Columbia Boycycle, made in New York

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kirk thomas

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 22, 2014
2,765
Oneida NY
Does anyone have any info on this tri cycle I picked up. The front wheel is at least 24". I have never seen this badge and don't really come up with much on it.
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Thank You Kirk
 
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catfish

Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike
Sep 25, 2006
25,228
Boston, Massachusetts
thecabe.com
Columbia had these made by a company in NY that made trikes and sidewalk bikes. There is also a Girlcycle.
 

MrColumbia

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 23, 2009
2,524
Western Mass
This particular Boycycle was made about 1927 based on the unique frame style where the center tube of the frame extends all the way down to the foot rest. In most years it stopped where it intersected the horizontal tube. The original seat would have had long springs.
 

ridingtoy

I live for the CABE
Apr 7, 2010
1,812
Leonardtown, United States
Yes, the seat on it right now is a Murray Mercury trike seat from around the early 1950s. Here's a couple photos of the Girlcycle model with it's uniquely shaped main frame tube. I'm guessing it dates to the late teens/early 1920s, but MrColumbia might be able to pinpoint a closer estimate on age. -Dave
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kirk thomas

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 22, 2014
2,765
Oneida NY
I think I have the seat in great condition on the PAL Superbike I got with this one. Thanks everyone for the help.
 

mike cates

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 13, 2014
259
Carlsbad, CA.
WANTED the period correct seat and seat post for a COLUMBIA BOYCYCLE tricycle that I own.
There is a metal pan seat with about a 7/16" diameter straight seat post affixed to it now and is amazingly the same reddish-orange original color as is on the rest of the frame/fork. Would this seat with affixed post be original for my 1927 year?
Guessing mine is approximately 1927 like MrColumbia pointed out in his earlier reply as mine has the frame extending to the rear axle.
Any brochure or pictorial information shown form my year tricycle is appreciated if you can email it to me at my computer email address below (don't send to my phone as it is an old flip phone and photos are tiny).
Mike Cates, CA.
(760) 473-6201 Voice Calls Only and No Texts Please
Email address: cates0321@hotmail.com

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mike cates

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 13, 2014
259
Carlsbad, CA.
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