Colson Rear Steer Project

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is my Colson rear Steer Project. In two places it has 3T painted on it. I’m curious if this means something or if it was just added by someone. Any comments would be appreciated 4235e6177c5d4eb96e3f254272ced6b8.jpg 9b8d40a9714b9b66b98a6f27bd371777.jpg c1b717c673230caea5be838efb120bd0.jpg 0a3012e34d97bc61f53e36587709437d.jpg [​IMG]


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  2. #2 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    3T was added at some point. Possibly a rental? Nice project:cool:
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    Nice Tandem.
    The 3T probably was a catalog or stock number for a bike rental facility. Just a number to keep track of who's riding which bike.....just a thought.

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    The rental number was my first thought too. Don’t want to remove it if it should be there


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  5. #5 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    It's pretty coincidental that @Bozman has his Colson rear steer with the ad that mentions they were popular with rental agencies. Cool bikes man.
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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Great info Mike

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    These bikes were rented at resorts and that is probably a rental number.
     
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    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Here is a resort picture from back in the day.I think it was outside Detroit.......................................................................

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    Sounds like this could be good old number 3 tandem rental


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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Cool picture Vince
    ** Note**...the I'll fitted rear chainguard had been removed.
    Everyone I've dealt with needed some modification because they fit so poorly.

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    ill fitted

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