colson chain driven

Discussion in 'Tricycles, Kid's Bicycles, Riding Toys' started by volksboy57, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Aug 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Found this beast at an estate sale today. It needs a back tire, and a headbadge. I'll make the headbadge, since I don't have one already.
    Is there a good place to find tires?
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  2. #2 Posted Aug 20, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    You could place a "wanted to buy" post on that forum here for tires. There are a few CABE members that advertise tricycle size tires for sale from time to time. There's always ebay, too, although some tire sellers are getting a bit ridiculous on prices lately.

    The seat that has been installed on your Colson is actually a streamlined Mercury (Murray) tricycle seat adapted to fit this larger trike. A juvenile size (approx. 8" x 9") Troxel seat with sewn on vinyl or leather top cover would have normally been original equipment. A Troxel black rubber topped seat could also be used and be appropriate for the age of the trike, although Colson usually used an upgraded sewn seat on these larger chain drive models. This would look great all fixed up and was well worth grabbing at that sale!

    Dave
     
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  3. #3 Posted Aug 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Which badge should I use, aluminum or brass? 20170820_223119.jpg 20170820_220501.jpg
     
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  4. #4 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I would say use the aluminum because Elyria is missing the letter "i" on the brass.

    Memory Lane Classics in Grand Rapids, OH has some tires of that type though I don't know if they have your exact size.
     
  5. #5 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Ha! I didn't catch that. I'll make a new one!
    Thanks for the info about memory lane
     
  6. #6 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Do you make badges for others
     
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  7. #7 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Yeah, sometimes. Just send me a message if you need anything.
     
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