Columbia Convertible Commuter *FINISHED*

The Renaissance Man

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My plan is pretty straight forward.

I recently discovered that the convertible tanks that I sell will work with the late 50's early 60's Columbia girl's frames so I wanted to build this as an example of what one can look like. I hope to put it together with bolt together parts that require no more tools or skills than what one would find in any average hobbyist's garage. No over-the-top eye candy for this one!

The goal is to build a very functional hybrid type multi-speed bike. Think commuter bike. It will have modern components and will run 700c wheels with front and rear caliper brakes. I also plan to have fenders and of course lights. Even though I'm starting with a vintage steel frame, I hope to keep it as light weight as I can.

Here's what I'm starting with:
 
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Nice! Also cool that the rack in the back is part of the frame. Well since you did a rusty one last time do you plan to put some paint on this one?:39:
 
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This should be another great frame transformation.
Since this is like a ladies Firebolt, you could call it Fire Boltless. :p
 
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The Renaissance Man

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Nice! Also cool that the rack in the back is part of the frame. Well since you did a rusty one last time do you plan to put some paint on this one?:39:
Yep, no rust at all.
I have three colors picked out. Black, black and black.:)
 
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R-man, you have some serious skills. Read all your posts on construction of this add-on and was very impressed. Very detailed and generous that you are willing to share your techniques.

Barto
 
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He's awake and has entered.
Step aside another great ride being built.
Now that you are making these tanks,you could even design other rare styles.;)
Sky's the limit.
A lot of work went into just creating the molds.
 
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Mr renaissance those tanks you make are soooo cool . I have a space liner frame I would like to build next it's at my buddy's shop getting some magic powder shot on it right now . One of your custom tanks would look sweet on it do you have any more & how much are you selling them for ? Let me know when you can . P/M if you need to ..




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Mr renaissance those tanks you make are soooo cool . I have a space liner frame I would like to build next it's at my buddy's shop getting some magic powder shot on it right now . One of your custom tanks would look sweet on it do you have any more & how much are you selling them for ? Let me know when you can . P/M if you need to ..




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a link to his prices is in his signature
 
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