Colson project, show me your Colson Project!!!


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Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
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1,101
Somers, United States
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?
 

buickmike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 26, 2014
928
670
Indianapolis, United States
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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mfhemi1969

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN, USA

mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
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Tuxedo Park, United States
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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barracuda

I live for the CABE
Oct 27, 2009
1,777
1,763
Niles, California
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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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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25,170
East Los
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, 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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Boris

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Feb 16, 2008
11,235
5,452
Portland, OR 97206
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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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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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