Colson project, show me your Colson Project!!!

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 8, 2013

    I live for the CABE

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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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  2. #2 Posted Jul 8, 2013

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Looks pretty damn sweet to me! Lucky!
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jul 8, 2013

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    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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  4. #4 Posted Jul 8, 2013

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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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  5. #5 Posted Jul 9, 2013

    I live for the CABE

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    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.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jul 9, 2013

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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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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  7. #7 Posted Jul 11, 2013

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    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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  8. #8 Posted Jul 1, 2014

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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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  9. #9 Posted Jul 1, 2014

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Here's the 37 Colson

    Looking for the Hanging Tank for this one and the Correct rear rack

    Cheers
    JAmes

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  10. #10 Posted Jul 1, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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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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  11. #11 Posted Jul 2, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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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  12. #12 Posted Aug 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    1941 Colson Scout, Before.
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    After a little TLC.
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  15. #15 Posted Aug 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice job, sharp bike. This frame is one of my all time favorites.