Customized Walmart Columbias

Discussion in 'Custom Bicycles' started by Mark Johnston, May 7, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 7, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    IMG_3889.JPG IMG_3786.JPG IMG_3883.JPG I modified a couple of current production 1937 Columbias for my son & I. Nexus 3 speeds, toolboxes, springers, lights, graphics.
     
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  2. #2 Posted May 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Best looking Wallyworld bikes I have ever seen!
    Nice job, looks like fun to ride.
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool idea,nice job.
     
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  4. #4 Posted May 8, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Darn!
    I thought my ’37 Columbia was cool, but your custom
    creations are super cool!


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  5. #5 Posted May 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thank you, they were a lot of fun to put together. My son likes the classic cruiser style, but I went for a board track look for mine.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Dang....they look real nice! Can you give details about the Harley tank....did you make it or is there a source?
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    They're the stock tank panels that come on current production Columbias. I peeled off the factory decals, then applied the custom Hardly-Davidson decals and gold pin stripe tape.

    This outfit made the decals for me. No affiliation with them, but they do good work.

    https://vinylimagination.com/
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    IMG_4072.JPG I don't remember where I bought the pin stripe tape, but this is what I used.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks for the info.....I love the board track look too and may have to five this a try sometime!
     
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  10. #10 Posted May 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Yes I sort of went the jersey boardwalk look

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I love it! Where did you get the crashbars?
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    They show up on here and e-bay often but the rear are a little harder to get.
     
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  13. #13 Posted May 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I have 2 of these bikes-one still in box-one assembled-$200.00 for both-pick up Lima,oh
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I'm glad to see that the bike customizers are alive and well. Great job!
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I have a black on black single speed wheel set, another Dietz headlight, and another toolbox made to fit these frames if anyone is interested.
    The toolbox will not fit with fenders, I had it made full length from seat stays to chain stays & opens on the left. It is already powder coated black