Need some help on dating this Columbia

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by redline1968, Dec 19, 2017.

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    72B93A3A-E44B-4BF0-94D6-40AA6FC99828.jpeg 9EA82E5F-A5B5-4F3B-9342-523C290A69D1.jpeg had this for a long time thought I’d ask what year this would be and is that the correct fork.. it appears to be ballon tire. Any pics of one to see. Thanks

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    Flowers, maybe a nice dinner, and a movie?
     
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    Ha....Not that kinda date lol unless it’s an Indian... :0
     
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    IF it is in fact a ballooner frame, I would say its likely 1934 - 1935. But I'm basing that solely by the style of it. I don't know how to date it by the serial number.
     
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    I kinda figured it some where early but I don’t see many Columbia’s so I’m curious on what a complete one looks like.
     
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    N would indicate 1935. Make sure you check for an overcode which would be another letter and one or two numbers stamped above the serial code line.
     
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    I'll go along w/ 1935. I had two girls Westfield's, 34 & 35. The frames appeared to be made to accommodate either 26" or 28" wheels with just swapping the fork out. Both bikes had a fork w/ three horizontal ribs at the top, under the stem. No photo's.
     
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    Thanks I'll look into it later I'm sure it's a balloon tire but I'll double check.
     
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    I looked to see if there are any other prefixes and none to be found.. 1935is late for this frame style. Anyone know if they come with stainless steel fenders? I think this type had the rubber bushing between the rear fender and frame.thanks for the info.