Rollfast Bicycle - Does the S/N mean anything ?

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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
So what price range would you assign to this bike in it's current condition ?
 

levinll

Look Ma, No Hands!
THanks MIke. Was hoping for me, but I'll take whatever the going market is.
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
THanks MIke. Was hoping for me, but I'll take whatever the going market is.
Yours is in great shape too. And those painted wheels pop! I don't see why yours shouldn't go for about the same. I'm tempted to get it myself, but I'm beyond tapped out. Good luck
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Just noticed what could be frame repairs at the headtube joints? Can you post better pics?

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Shellpuller

'Lil Knee Scuffer
The curved down tube indicates a 1942 or later design, more streamlined model.
DP Harris “Rollfast” introduced the streamlined frame with a curved down tube about a year or so after Montgomery Ward.
I have seen 6-digit serial numbers on the seat tube mast on post-war bicycles, usually preceded by a letter; e.g., “A” starting in ~1945.
Maybe look for a letter and another digit to the left of the 23022.
I finally found a thread that might help me ID my ride.
Looks to be E145989.
If “A” = 1945 is it safe to say this is from 1949?
 
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