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Discussion in 'SHOW ME YOUR...' started by 12bcruzin, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. 12bcruzin

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  2. npence

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    That is a very cool bike you are right on the year but it isnt a bullnose bike some people call the bike a blister tank or an eyebrow tank bike. here is a pic of my bike like yours but sold by firestone and a pic of my colson bullnoses sold by firestone goodyear never sold bullnose bikes they sold the clipper instead.

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  3. 12bcruzin

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    So Nate...the Super Cruiser is the "Bull Nose"...got it...my mistake as this was what I was told...thanks...
     
  4. Unchained

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    Yeah, the bullnose cruisers have a tank which extends a wee bit beyond the head tube. The head tube, if I am not mistaken, has two special holes (I guess the tank is somehow fixed up there), but otherwise I think the frames are the same. I think.

    That's an awesome bike you've got there. I had a Colson blister tank and I wish i hadn't sold it... nicest unrestored bike I have ever had, at least in terms of the ride. That thing was solid.

    Edit: Does it have holes in the front fender, for a headlight? I was just curious if the wartime edition didn't, or if yours was missing.
     
  5. 12bcruzin

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    No holes for a light on mine-more of a "standard" model with a tank for Goodyear I guess after looking at the additional white accents on Nate's. Funny how the spoke nipples were black and maybe the crank (crank has a black tint but hard to tell). Rims are painted grey with pinstripes, chrome truss rods and cad plated braces...I think the slightly more optioned model would have been equipped with a prewar (non embossed) delta winner according to the ads...so the search begins
     
  6. skoda

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    Need some new pics of these bikes, these are from '08 and they look a little better now.

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    Bullnose project
     
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  7. outsider13

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    Here is mine so far..actually don't know year or if its a firestone
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    It's got holes in the head tube
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  8. low~N~slo

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    My '41 Colson...
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    I'm looking for parts that are roughly year an make correct but do not have to be THE year and model correct.
    Fenders? Forks? Speedo? What-cha got?

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    is this for sale?
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  9. Jpromo

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    Oh man, those batteries are awesome! Put in use before 1943. That's incredible that they are in the condition they're in. These bikes are spectacular too. I have two Evans-Colsons which aren't nearly as neat.
     
  10. 1972ss

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    Picture of the Colson Flyer I picked up on CL looks like lots of original parts to work with but the fenders need to go asap .[​IMG]
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    Still working on it.
     
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    This one has a faux worn finish. Fun cruiser.
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    "Clipper" model. Industrial art masterpiece, IMHO....I mean evocation of the motorcycle, aircraft, auto, sure, but style a bicycle to reflect a ship hull...that's rad
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  12. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    My 1941 Goodyear Double Eagle Clipper

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    1949 Colson Clipper
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    52-53 Colson Tricycle
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    Chopped ex-whizzer Colson Snap Tank Frame
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    Simmons and Howe Co. Colson headbadge "Klicker".
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  13. Fej

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    Just picked up this 1941 Colson/Goodyear Clipper. In the process of stripping and rebuilding.

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  14. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Added some more Colson's to my post.
     
  15. outsider13

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    SOooo, mine could be a clipper frame :?:
     
  16. Nickinator

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    here are some before pictures of my 41 good year double eagle deluxe clipper before and after
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    this is the picture below was the only picture given for the auction this is what i was bidding on.
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    and here is what it looks like now back to original paint
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  17. pick

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    1939 Colson with a Monark springer. My RRBO8 build "BlackJacked".

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    41 Colson work in progress.

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  20. blwnmny

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    image.jpg Colson Looptail I acquired from CeeBee, I added the headlight, changed the seat, and added truss rods. this thing has serious patina,it's truly neat!
     
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