Pre 1937 Colson serial number project

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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,739
East Los
Thanks so much for all the posts guys! Let's keep them coming, but please include a pic of the bike. Thanks!
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,739
East Los
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I just picked this up today. I was unaware Colson made Mead Bicycles too...
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If not, what Colson Badge would have been
mounted horizontally?
Serial# 7728G
The Mead badge may very well be original to the bike. Are those the only badge holes? I have seen at least 2 Mead badged tandems, but this would be the first double bar. Was the crankset added? Odd that it looks to be an early tubular fork '36 with a crankset introduced in '38.
 

BatWaves

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2018
211
Spokane
I made sure there wasn’t any other holes tapped as well and there isn’t. I agree! Never seen this before. The previous owner said the only thing he did to it was add a new front wheel and rattlecan it...lol. I bought it for $150. I have a women’s ‘36 Colson Vogue and those fenders, delta horn light and battery tube crossbar handlebars would look pretty cool on it.
 

BatWaves

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2018
211
Spokane
Under the black paint, the fenders have 2 pinstripes about 1/2” wide on each, running from tip to tail and they’re flat braced original rivets. Thought I’d ad a pic also. *I haven’t checked the crank yet, but will today.E8F7E4A9-4EDF-4BA5-85AC-DFAF9413BCAB.jpeg
 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,739
East Los
Sorry I've been neglecting this thread. I'll post up a few others I've gathered in the coming days...
 
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