Colson project, show me your Colson Project!!!

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  1. #241 Posted Jan 31, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  2. #242 Posted Feb 11, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I just picked this Colson project a 1941 Goodyear Double Eagle Clipper , It needs a rack and chainguard and a few other things but still mostly there. P1200675.JPG P1200676.JPG P1200677.JPG P1200679.JPG P1200680.JPG Colson.jpg
     
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  3. #243 Posted Feb 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Ok, so I have a prewar Ward Hawthorne with a fastback frame (please see my avatar)....what is the difference between my frame and the Colson Fastback?
     
  4. #244 Posted Feb 12, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    There is no Colson fastback. Your bike is Snyder built. It would probably be best to start a thread about your bike seeking info on it;)
     
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  5. #245 Posted May 8, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Bought a bike laden with prewar Schwinn parts. Now to build with the leftovers....seat post repaired... secret hi-speed testing of all drive gear components...also building up last Schwinn frame I own..just to keep my priorities straight. Any body got tanks? ?

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  6. #246 Posted May 8, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Like I needed another Colson project:rolleyes:
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  7. #247 Posted May 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    If you're gonna have another, that would be the ONE!

    What a beauty!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  8. #248 Posted May 24, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Did this one about three years ago. First two pics are as I bought it, the last two are the finished product. I wanted something for cruise days that I wouldn't mind it getting a little scratched up. colson2.jpg colson1.jpg colson3.jpg colson4.jpg
     
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  9. #249 Posted May 25, 2017

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    Since it's cooled off for now and my back is better, this bike (Still in the box) will be on a workstand today.......

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  10. #250 Posted May 25, 2017

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    Here's how it sits today. A few revisions and a frame swap has brought us to JLB2.1


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  11. #251 Posted May 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  12. #252 Posted May 31, 2017

    Riding my '38 Deluxe Bluebird

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    just got this, already started disassembling it. Lets see if lightning can strike twice and I can save this ones paint too.

    Nick.

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  13. #253 Posted Jun 1, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice find Nick, Not to be a nay sayer, but, from this photo, bringing back much original paint may be a small miracle
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  14. #254 Posted Jun 1, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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  15. #255 Posted Jun 1, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Still needs a little work c8ac9df11ac14dd179d4bef8d7428d40.jpg

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  16. #256 Posted Jun 2, 2017

    Riding my '38 Deluxe Bluebird

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    hard work but, getting it back

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  17. #257 Posted Jun 2, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Here's my project, a 1954 Firebird, though if I'm being honest it may be beyond my capabilities. And it may not be worth saving, considering the damage. It came with one wheel, the front, and the front axel is bent and stripped - it's six inches long and crucial to the working of the fork. The seat tube appears to have freezing damage and a very ugly weld holding the chain stays to the bottom bracket. I would part it out (not really), but there's not much to part without fixing it in the first place. I paid almost nothing for it, though, so any money spent ain't good money chasing bad, yet.

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  18. #258 Posted Jun 2, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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  19. #259 Posted Jun 2, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Nothing wrong with that. To me the crust is soooooo good on this one, if it were mine, I'd clean it, lube it, and post it in Fordmike's "Preserve the Crust" thread. The Clipper isn't my favorite style of Colson, but this bike is exciting (except for the pedals, of course).
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  20. #260 Posted Jun 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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