Let's see pics of original paint toc bikes that are not black

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 13, 2017

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    Toc bikes look sharp in black and nickel, and with black you don't have the headache and guilt involved in attempting to match the original colour. Still, I've been thinking of building one bike that is not black. The 1918 CCM catalogue lists colour options like French grey, with blue or red sunburst head; green with gold stripes; and road cart red.

    Recently I found this period photo of a rather stern looking woman atop a bike that could have been French grey although it's hard to tell with a black and white photo. If you have an og paint toc bike or come across an old photo of one, please post pics here!

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    Hi Brian, I'll post some tonight. I have a red/blue Black Diamond 1902?
    a Maroon 1895-6 unknown, and my old 1897-8 United States (maroon around original decal).
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    1898 Schwinn Model 22 Gents Roadster-Brewster green with filigree transfers. V/r Shawn

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    1900 to 1903 Rambler original paint--blue with white seat tube 001.JPG 002.JPG
     
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    The "NATIONAL" - That "Little Blue Wheel"

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    1895 "KENMORE" - - I'm not sure what color this was called as I have never found an ad or catalogue on the Kenmore ( made 2 yrs )

    Original paint and striping. Grips cut back as only the racers did this. Bars are the rare "Halladay" adjustable.

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    1898 Stormer in Stormer Olive Green
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    It looks pretty close to my Pierce in what I believe the Pierce Catalogs refer to as carmine HeadBadgeRt.jpg . It has black pin striping.
     
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    Recently I bought this 1899 Cleveland at a farm auction. I thought it was black but when the dust and oxidization was cleaned off, it appears to be green Lozier3.jpg Lozier5.jpg Lozier6.jpg :
     
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    Brian, I have a Cleveland that is the same color with the same pinstripes. It's a model 29 Lozier built racer
     
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    1897 American Machine Co Flint MI. Super nice original mustard yellow paint!
     
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    Quaker Bicycles (1896-1899) - All 1896 models were black. 1898 catalog lists colors as "Standard Quaker Tan", black, Brewster green and maroon depending on model and options.

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    Peerless....red and gray?

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