What kind of bike is this?


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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
3,479
5,183
Warren, RI, United States
#3
Late 50's-1960's Columbia Westfield. This has a neat frame with incorporated integral rack. There is an early "Newsboy" version of this bike that was more heavy duty and a balloner. More typically found as a middleweight. Looks like yours has a blade fork which is nice. Get the serial and we can figure out the year. Also check tire size and look at the width at the seatstays. Hope you have the balloon version. If you remove all those baskets you'll see what nice lines this frame has.
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,063
3,673
Rathdrum, Idaho
#4
Late 50's-1960's Columbia Westfield. This has a neat frame with incorporated integral rack. There is an early "Newsboy" version of this bike that was more heavy duty and a balloner. More typically found as a middleweight. Looks like yours has a blade fork which is nice. Get the serial and we can figure out the year. Also check tire size and look at the width at the seatstays. Hope you have the balloon version. If you remove all those baskets you'll see what nice lines this frame has.
It's not my bike. The badge is what I'm interested in. I'm using it as an example of a bike with this badge. I wanted to know what brand it was for that. Thanks for your help. Barry

I have your Rick bicycle in the book.
 

ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
455
643
Evanston, United States
#7
Looks like a 1963 Columbia Newsboy Special. It looks like that's what it says on the chainguard which is kind of hard to see. Balloon tire. 2 year frame design 63/64. Standard bars came on the 63, box bars on the 64 which makes me think it's a 63.
 

KingSized HD

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 23, 2013
581
843
Herndon, CA, United States
#9
+1 on @ricobike Columbia Newsboy Special with the "Unitized Frame" design integrating the carrier(rack) into the frame structure. I believe some Columbia Firebolts used this frame as well. @MrColumbia 's former website had the scoop on these along with ad pics(below), but I think that site wasn't revived after it was taken offline. (A real loss to the hobby BTW)
Columbia produced the frame/bike using the "Super Cyclone" private label name as well. (I have one.)
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,063
3,673
Rathdrum, Idaho
#10
+1 on @ricobike Columbia Newsboy Special with the "Unitized Frame" design integrating the carrier(rack) into the frame structure. I believe some Columbia Firebolts used this frame as well. @MrColumbia 's former website had the scoop on these along with ad pics(below), but I think that site wasn't revived after it was taken offline. (A real loss to the hobby BTW)
Columbia produced the frame/bike using the "Super Cyclone" private label name as well. (I have one.)
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Thanks for the info, that's cool! Barry

I just went an added that information to the book. Thanks!
 
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razinhellcustomz

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 28, 2018
361
194
59
kiel wisconsin
#12
Late 50's-1960's Columbia Westfield. This has a neat frame with incorporated integral rack. There is an early "Newsboy" version of this bike that was more heavy duty and a balloner. More typically found as a middleweight. Looks like yours has a blade fork which is nice. Get the serial and we can figure out the year. Also check tire size and look at the width at the seatstays. Hope you have the balloon version. If you remove all those baskets you'll see what nice lines this frame has.
What the heck are seat stays?
 

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