Colson project, show me your Colson Project!!!

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fatbike

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2009
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Portland Oregon
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36 Colson flyer. I've had it about three years now, one of my favorite bicycles to ride and Colson's. When I got and the parts located after. The handlebar is not necessary Colson issued but indeed an early 36ish texashorn one which I really enjoy, has a very good feel when riding. The front fender had it original horn light hole patched up so I finally drilled it out and added the lite and added the long feather which is appropriate for a deluxe tall frame but it was from a girls bicycle so I had to drill the right additional ones as it is on a boys. Tough guard to come across. The rack however which is also a 35-36 tubular issued one for high end Colson in those years is nearly impossible to locate. It is missing a brace. Still a project in the works.

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Boris

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Feb 16, 2008
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Portland, OR 97206
#3
Love that bike Derek!!! Here's one of My Colson "projects". This is the bike responsible for helping to make my acquaintance with Derek at Iron Ranch several years ago. I don't know if it will ever be properly restored. I kind of tend to doubt it, because I really like the way it looks. I do have a primered blister tank that's been added since this photo was taken. The only thing that I lack is the stamped rack that I've had in the "Wanted section here FOREVER! (any color will be fine, of course). This bike rides GREAT!!!

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Sped Man

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 5, 2012
2,376
1,666
Planet Gallifrey
#4
Here is my Colson project. I am almost done mocking it up. I just need a few more parts. Once done the hardest part starts. What color to pain it?

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fatbike

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2009
1,673
245
Portland Oregon
#5
Yep Dave you are right... That is a fun rider and the one that allowed me to decide on my first Colson. I remember that chain guard, that was mine at one point. thx Mike and Sped your bike is coming along.
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
17,213
26,516
East Los
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'36 Colson Packard

I REALLY need to take some updated pics of this thing. I have several Colson projects, but this is the only rideable one I have right now. It now has the correct deep,round fenders,tripledrops & Delta Hornlite. If I get home early enough, I'll drag it out & take some pics.

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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
17,213
26,516
East Los
#7
Ok, finally got a chance to take a few updated pics. Still need a few parts to complete her, but it's getting there...

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spokesman

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 26, 2011
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13
San Jose, United States
#8
Here's my Colson Projects

Finally got some pics

Here are my Colson Projects in various stages of completion:
1940 girls Colson Packard
1939 Boys Colson Packard
1938 Colson Imperial
1937 Colson Straight Bar

I know I know I still need some parts and all the parts currently on are not perfectly "correct" but I have just been improvising till I get the right parts:
So if you have any parts to sell or trade let me know.
I have a 1938 Colson 3 ribbed Screw Tank to trade (has one small hole repair)

I am looking for a Hanging Tank for the 37
and a tube slat rack for the 38
etc etc.

Cheers to all
James

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schwinndoggy

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 4, 2009
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Waxhaw, N. Carolina
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I thought I had posted this, guess not. 1940 Road King Colson. Wrong chain guard, just a place holder. Got this baby because it will be a nice "better half" for my 40 Boys Snap tank.

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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
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#11
Here is my '53 Commander, fenders & rims were originally plated, but in terrible condition when I got it, on my list of thing to do.

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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
2,941
5,449
Tuxedo Park, United States
#15
Nice job, sharp bike. This frame is one of my all time favorites.
 

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