BALLOON:   Trade 50's Murray Dump Truck Pedal car?! posted by: Jeff on 11/24/2005 at 2:18:17 AM
Im looking to trade a decent original Murray Dumptruck pedal car (complete)from the early 50's for an needing restored Elgin twinbar,or a twords pre 1968 VW bus..Thanks..Jeff in RI...
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WANTED:   Schwinn B10E posted by: Dave on 11/22/2005 at 10:47:52 PM
I'm looking for a Schwinn B10E in any condition, email me if you have anything, thanks again.
Dave
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AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by: Gary on 11/22/2005 at 5:25:45 AM
Hello
I recently bought a Columbia 3 speed trike, and I havnt been able to find a serial # on it anywere. I also havnt been able to locate any sites online that has any info on any trike's. I would like to know the history of it before I deside to make it into a custom raked out chopper.
Could anyone please help me locate the serial # or lead me to any sites online on trikes?
Any help would be greatly appreiciated.
Thanks
Gary


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by Rod on 11/22/2005 at 9:48:37 PM
I have a '69 Columbia girl's 24" that I located the serial # on the rear left dropout; however, after locating the serial #, click on to the serial # charts on this site. Good luck!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by Gary on 11/23/2005 at 8:47:01 PM
T/Y for the info. After giving it a real good bath I looked closer and ended up finding under the sproket housing.Im assuming it must be newer then the serial # chart that is hear goes up to beins I did'nt see anything similar to the one I found.
What I found is 7 016 0108 anyone have any idea the year?
Some pic's. of the trike & my other projects can be seen by clikin the little red x box up at my other post.
T/Y again for your help
Gary
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by Joe on 11/26/2005 at 1:05:10 PM
You could try emailing Columbia, the info is at their website: http://www.columbiabikes.com/index.html

email: custserv@columbiabikes.com

I have several Columbia bikes here, and all have common Columbia serial numbers. There are a few things that stand out when looking at your pics, the presence of reflectorized pedals, which became common around 1968, if not mandatory, the style of "Columbia" on the chainguard, which looks newer, maybe mid to late 70's, but the shape of the chainguard is different than any of the later Columbia bikes I have seen. It looks like it's got a Shimano shifter for a three speed hub? If so that dates it at least mid-70's or later, the version or model of the hub may narrow that down a bit as well. The reflectors look like they are from around the late 70's, and it has plain Hunt Wilde hand grips, (the earlier Columbia bikes had a contoured black grips, common only to Columbia). From what I see, I would guess it to be somewhere around 1980, give or take a year or two.
The odd serial number may mean that this bike was built by someone other than Columbia? Outsourced frame just for trikes?
Looks like a fairly sturdy design, does it use a rear differential, or straight axle, one wheel drive? I have a couple of trikes here myself that I built up to use at auto swap meets, One '79 Schwinn, and one Worksman Mover.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by Gary on 11/27/2005 at 8:25:41 AM
Thank You so much for all the info.
It is a 24in model and yes it does have a differential {I added a few more pics} witch actually blew my mind because all I have ever seen before have been straight axels.It rides and shifts great.I bought it locally for a good price that I could'nt pass on bein's what I've seen trike's go for..I live in a small city so my bike's are a must to go anywere in town so I bought it to do some grocery gettin in style.It's good to know that it's not that old,I plan on putting a wood bed on it,kinda like a wood rail kid's wagon and rakin out the fork's to put extended chopper fork's on it and bumpin it up to a 26in wheel on front.
The man I purcahse this one from has a Older Sears model trike as well Im going to try and get here pretty soon.I'll be having alot of spare time this winter and what better then another project for me to do.lol...

I have another? maybe you can answer.
It appers to look like a coaster brake near the 3 speed hub,Do you know if thats what it is? Ive always used the front hand brake beins I did back brake once and it didnt sound so good so I had'nt done it again. {pic at site were others are} I dont want to mess nothing up ,beins Im not sure.
I look into emailing Columbia to find out some more info. Once again T/Y for your help.
Gary
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to determin age of a Columbia 3speed trike posted by Joe on 12/12/2005 at 12:20:32 PM
Yes, that is a coaster brake hub, should be a shimano 3CC.
I can't say I've every run across that headbadge before, but it looks newer, maybe 1980's?
If the hub makes noise when backpedaling, you will have to disassemble and see what gives, that should be a cartridge style hub, so all of the works will come out as one. There are instructions here at oldroads: http://oldroads.com/tool_dispb.asp
That rear differential looks like something from a small riding mower, the whole bike looks pretty well built. It's quite unique, just remember to save what ever you remove, you never know what value it may have down the road.

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WANTED:   monark super deluxe twin fork spring assembly posted by: paul on 11/21/2005 at 10:47:21 AM
hello looking for a twin spring fork assembly for a monark super deluxe reproduction or nos
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   RE:WANTED:   monark super deluxe twin fork spring assembly posted by George Stratton on 11/29/2005 at 5:23:53 AM
Try E-bay under Monark. Those forks are on there all the time. George
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AGE / VALUE:   Pic of my Bike Colson? Columbia? Mixed Breed posted by: Dean Sova on 11/19/2005 at 2:46:40 AM
Been working on this for awhile finaly got it mostly done trying to decide if I want to put an engine on it. I believe the frame is a colson and the front fork is a columbia. Dean Sova (313)299-9533


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pic of my Bike Colson? Columbia? Mixed Breed posted by Craig on 11/21/2005 at 1:25:50 PM
NICE JOB!!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pic of my Bike Colson? Columbia? Mixed Breed posted by eric on 11/28/2005 at 3:44:29 AM
Looks good, they blend in a nice way. I bought an 80cc kit on ebay, does not fit will with most frames. Fits perfect on a prewar Colson, but a hard fit on the one you have, frame is too long. good luck.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pic of my Bike Colson? Columbia? Mixed Breed posted by George Stratton on 12/1/2005 at 4:50:25 PM
What are the numbers stamped under the sprocket on that bike? thanks, George
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   Colson posted by kimberly on 12/27/2006 at 10:14:39 PM
My mom gave my son a bike and it is a COLSON.We have a serial number but we don't know how toget any info on it.the serial number is 7H1511,it's color was either red or brown,with some green and white.
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