Colson project, show me your Colson Project!!!

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  1. #281 Posted Aug 28, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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  2. #282 Posted Aug 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Yes the badge is original, however, the fork is not. I have been trying to track down a bullnose frame or a clipper frame but I could never find one. I had two of these forks laying around so I used one on this.
     
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  3. #283 Posted Sep 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    A couple of more weeks and I should be riding my 1940. Still need a tank and rear rack. JimRoy
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  4. #284 Posted Sep 17, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    My newly acquired Colson project

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  5. #285 Posted Oct 17, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Finally found a 1938 colson Frame and Fork and Drop stand for my 1938 Colson Screw tank
    Nice crusty rims with chrome loss but a cool G4 morrow Hub
    need a rear Colson rack or a tube slat rack for a Colson Imperial

    Sorry for the crappy background in the pics
    No I didnt paint the fender braces haha

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  6. #286 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  7. #287 Posted Oct 30, 2017

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    My 42 Seiberling Road King s1.jpg s2.jpg s4.jpg colson6.jpg
     
  8. #288 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Going to build something with this rack. P1013687.JPG P1013688.JPG P1013689.JPG P1013690.JPG
     
  9. #289 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice starting point.
     
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  10. #290 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The back looks great. The white trim obviously does not like goof-off. My friend said I did not apply it correctly. I am pretty sure I can match the og paint/patina on the frame. The stencils and black pinstripes will be a challenge. I am looking forward to this.

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    I am going to try to get to the fenders today. I hope they come out at least as good. Hopefully better.
     
  11. #291 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    2A5169F9-EC97-4AE6-8E7A-590ABD331E51.jpeg My barn sale Colson is finally on the road after I added a few missing parts
     
  12. #292 Posted Nov 1, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Paint on the inside of the tank looks awesome:

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  13. #293 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Now the proud owner of a 1936-38 Colson "Red Ring" Rear Steer Tandem. I was told it was a 1938 but fellow Cabers think its more like a 36 or 37. I tend to agree with them.
    The bike has good bones as they say.
    Lots of paint to be stripped off.
    Front wheel is not a drop step like the rear so it is probably a replacement rim. Luckily I have a few drop step rims in stock.
    Seats are later models so I'll eventually look for the correct ones.
    Pedals are a mixed lot of pre and post war models so I'll be replacing them.
    Tires are dry rotted so they'll be replaced also.
    Your basic head to toe restoration.
    Handle bars, grips and stems are later also so I'll be replacing them also. 25591737_10210916233407681_447491901575801555_n.jpg 25550238_10210916234487708_4231687431817897840_n.jpg 25591886_10210916233887693_5950656706914067420_n.jpg 25660407_10210916238167800_4824644851898786256_n.jpg 25552216_10210916235807741_6465570622978411866_n.jpg 25508110_10210916240407856_1006386628704931897_n.jpg 25508228_10210916235007721_453896738734475605_n.jpg 25550207_10210916240807866_2217318434853938133_n.jpg 25591664_10210916237127774_7233699586552371357_n.jpg 25592013_10210916239487833_5495346623464561228_n.jpg 25994546_10210916236847767_3077035764340872803_n.jpg

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  14. #294 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    1940 Colson barn find. It took 4 months from start to finish and I had to replace many parts. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Jim
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  15. #295 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    41 bullnose

    Scott M and my good friend Mark brought it down to Texas last summer for me . I bought on the Cabe Complete repaint , very slow process c95b742c76ad0b0eaaa49efde3238034.jpg fa4708cdefa7052f9c2171d59593f022.jpg


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  16. #296 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Just finished piecing this one together as best I could using the spare parts I had on hand, and I've made my decision on how I'd like to proceed. Which means that I'm looking for an original paint 26" postwar girls frame, fork, and fenders to match the forest green, chartreuse and white on tank, chainguard and rack. Looking for parts to be in very good condition. I think the correct fenders would be deep and non-peaked, as the top rear fender brace should run fairly parallel to the brace on the rack. Also looking for same 52 tooth chainring as appears in attached photo on the right, which I think would be more correct to this bike. Trying to make a big sister to the 24'' that I have in bottom photo.
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  17. #297 Posted Dec 25, 2017

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    Wow very nice


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  18. #298 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    On Training Wheels

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    This is how I rode (alot!) my barn find formerly house painted Colson the last two years.
    I sold the Bee Hive I put on and have a 24" Evans fork as a placeholder until I get around to straightening the original fork shortly.
    I'd like to find a proper badge, guard and tank someday to get her a little closer to rightness.
    Unfortunately the cars are not mine.
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    This bike is one of 3 bares in line for a color coat when climate allows, I like the 7 speed but another tire swap is on the list. art 17 360.jpg

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