Barn Find

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by WhiteWalls, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. WhiteWalls

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    While attempting to ciean out an old leaky barn in northwest AR., I came across a rusty but still salvageable Columbia Mach. I knew It was something worth saveing but with no badge or paint I had no clue what it was until I finally found a picture on the internet. It appears to be a 69 Mach although the handlebars are not the ones with the half circle, but they're also not your standard issue ape hanger style. these have another 6 or 8 inches that curve down past where the regular ones stop. Anyway, as soon as I figure out how to post a pic I'll get it out so maybe someone can tell me what its worth. I have no interest in doing anything other than keeping it out of the scrap yard and passing it on to someone who can give it new life
     
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    What part or Arkansas? I'm in Benton

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    Can't wait to see pics as that's a very cool bike.
     
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    Columbia Mach series bikes are really cool. I have owned a few. I've seen them range in price based on condition. Anywhere from $50 for beat up rusty ones, $200-$300 for middle of the road, and $500+ for really nice ones. They were made in bright green and orange. There were several versions. Mach 1, 3, and 5, the number of speeds respectively. Some had a normal fork, some had a straight fork with curved bars that clamped to the fork legs and bolted to the dropouts, and placed the wheel a couple inches out in front of the fork for a bit of rake. They also will have screened on the chainguard the tire setup. 24/20 or 20/16, rear tire/front tire respectively. They had Vista brand grips that matched the paint. I have seen a few with normal highrise handlebars, but I'm not sure if they came from the factory this way. Most Machs have the circular bars. The seats were longer than a normal banana seat with a bit of rise at the back. They had tall sissy bars with a matching backrest. Some had a black seat/backrest combo, but it seems the majority came with an orange seat for the orange bikes, and a glitter green seat for the green bikes.
     
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    Wow , Thankyou ,
     

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