Awsome 1961 Columbia Firebolt

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  1. #21 Posted Jan 15, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    anybody near fort collins CO?

    Wayne ...dont understand how I got you figured for CO. It was late when I posted this.
    I know you would jump to help a fellow caber. Thanks.

    i.d. still like to make a..offer on this firearrow. But I can't figure how to contact the seller.
    It would be worth the shipping to me if it isn't trashed too bad.
    In it's condition $80is would be my highest offer.
    These just don't pop up often.

    Anybody near fort collins CO and willing to help a desperate tanklight guy?
    If so pm me. Thanks
     
  2. #22 Posted Jan 17, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Under the date posted on that craigslist add there is a reply to:sale59595959595..etc copy that then go to your email and paste it into the recipient space! Basically all that sale thing does is allow you to keep your email anonymous and what ever you send to that goes to that persons email. $80 really isnt that bad I paid $60 for mine but then again I really wanted it and that was all the lower the original owner was going.
     
  3. #23 Posted Jan 17, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    worth.

    Thanks for the direction.
    I'm not looking at this one anymore as it seemed more trouble than it is worth.

    decided on another AstroFlite and an Eldorado.
     
  4. #24 Posted Jan 17, 2012

    I live for the CABE

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    Hey jd..Bike buying

    Hey jd...I thought I had a problem with my buying addiction, but you are getting out of control!
    As bad as us guys get we can always say to our wives " you think I'm bad, you should see this guy jd!"
    Just kidding...Good luck with the new bikes!
    ( ps... I bought 4 more bikes this past week, I am glad my wife does not visit this site!)..................Wayne
     
  5. #25 Posted Jan 17, 2012

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    4 more, that makes your herd how many what now. I think I'm at 9 now....now you know it's an issue when you have to count the bikes you have on two or more hands.
    This ought to be interesting to post..."how many bikes are you harboring"
     
  6. #26 Posted Jan 17, 2012

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    BBA " Bike Buyers Anonymous"

    Ok, Now if there was such a group called BBA, I am sure many of us would have to go there either on our own or by force from a family member or friend.
    But what would happen is this.... We would all get up and do the usual intro...Hi my name is Wayne and I buy too many bikes...Hi Wayne. Then we would all sit
    and talk. By the end of the evening we would all end up buying bikes from each other, so that probably will not work.
    So, we cannot view ourselves as hoarders, we must claim ourselves Historians!.......................Wayne
     
  7. #27 Posted Jan 17, 2012

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Sweet bike!
     
  8. #28 Posted Jan 20, 2012

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice bike! I have a 62' myself, real neat bikes:)
     
  9. #29 Posted Jan 20, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Post some pics of your 62 firebolt or firearrow
     
  10. #30 Posted Jan 20, 2012

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    It's all original except the tires and pedals. I have the front fender, but with the 26x2.125 tires it doesn't really fit.
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  11. #31 Posted Jan 21, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I know how you feel I kept the front fender on though and ran with the bigs and littles hot rod look. You wouldn't happen to want to sell that fender you're not using would you?
     
  12. #32 Posted Jan 21, 2012

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    Love the look

    The fat 2.125's look great. With the sturdy one piece frame the balloon tires is an add to the beefyness.
    Love that rear rack/one piece frame. Adding the front fender would really make it pop.
    Looks like the head decal is scratched so I'm sure there was a tanklight. Then maybe not. but, that would make the bike look bad a$$.
    Love this Firebolt, with a tanklight of course. Black tank with white eyebrows.....ahhhhh....someday.
    Thanks for posting the pics and to know you are so young and love the hobby is awesome.
     
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  13. #33 Posted Jan 21, 2012

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thanks for the compliments! I wish I can find a tank too, they're pretty rare. As for the fender, I'm not looking to sell it. I want to keep the original parts with it.
     
  14. #34 Posted Jan 23, 2012

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    Firebolt bezel for tank

    OK, I thought I would hold out till after the ebay sale was closed and hoped to make an offer for this Firebolt tanklight bezel. It is missing the tank.
    This is not identical to Waynes metal tanklight bezel but may work for you in your quest for a tank.
    I think it would work on my (any late 60's) Columbia Cruiser tanklight as it too is a plastic bezel. Let me know if you get it. So I can take it off my feebay watchlist.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/140685451388?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
     
  15. #35 Posted Apr 23, 2012

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    FireArrow & FireBolt "eyeball" tanklight club

    This will be my third different location I have posted here to show off my new purchase yesterday. But, it deserves a posting on this thread.
    I have finally become another of the lucky FireArrow / Firebolt club members.

    The 59' FireArrow has the "EyeBall / Visored-Eyelid" headlights. Dang these are tough looking lights!!

    I only have this one pic that I got off the CL listing. I'll post more once the bike arrives.

    This impulse buy is from way up north and the wife DOES know about it.
    I'm selling a couple of bikes to make room for this one.
    But, I think I will park this in the living room for a while so I can just drool over it.
    I'm so pleased I finally found one...great price too...$110+shipping from RI

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    here's a cool add to bike. A St Christopher metal...just hope it didn't damage the head badge

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  16. #36 Posted Apr 27, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Its been a while since i've been on but man did you ever score on that beauty. For what you paid you did awesome(I paid $60 for mine:rolleyes:), I don't know where else you posted pics but it would be awesome if you could email me some more detailed pics when you take them. So far I have pics of waynes and a couple others from google and ebay stashed for decal referance later. I also like the "eye"dea of a Fire Arrow/Bolt eye ball light club.! Keep up with the good scores hopefully weather is good enough that I might score at the ML swap tomorrow! I am still desperatly searching for parts.
     
  17. #37 Posted Apr 28, 2012

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    Welcome back...I noticed you hadn't been posting lately.
    Good luck at the show.

    Thanks for the comments and this FireArrow isn't a FireBolt like I was searching for, with the frame rear rack but, chrome works for me. And the front rack is included. It's srcatched up but, if I had one like this as a young boy, I'm sure mine would have the same wear and tesr...character, I love it!!
    The bike is on it's way and after Tony gets the fork straightened at the Eden show, this one will be on the "best of the best" list for me till I get the next one...nahhhh it will stay on that list for sometime.
    Wayne has the primo conditioned one still. Thanks for turning me on to this awesome beast Wayne!!
     
  18. #38 Posted Apr 29, 2012

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    Great deal JD!

    Hi John...I'm glad you are finally getting the bike. Now You, 1959firearrow, and I will all have the bike with one of the coolest tanks out there. You have to love those "Eyelids" over the lights!
    Later guys...................Wayne
     
  19. #39 Posted Aug 17, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Sweet bike! To any of the fire arrow or firebolt owner's looking to sell anytime soon, let me know! I have one that I'm restoring right now, but a complete one right now would be a dream!
     
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  20. #40 Posted Feb 5, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Just picked up a '61 Firebolt today. It's not complete ( without a tank) and has been painted but cool anyway. It will be hangin' with my '60 FireArrow which is complete. My FireArrow rear wheel is sporting a yellow band kick back hub! Have fun with your project