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Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Bart52, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Bart52

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    This is a picture of my Dad back in the 40's with a bike that he scrimped and saved to buy for delivering newspapers. Any ideas of what it is, besides cool?
     
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    I would guess Colson

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  3. Bart52

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    Thanks, after some other research I was guessing the same based on the crank. But I'm new to this, so I was doubting my guess.
     
  4. Phil Fink

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    Another guess might be Cleveland Welding, seat post clamp looks hefty.

    Does the seat look kind of high for the rider; can't make out how tall he is with his boots buried in the snow.
     
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    I think this is the chain ring on the bike, late 30's CWC.

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  6. RustyGold

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    I'm in the CWC camp as well :thumbsup:

    Jason

    edit: can find any 'darts' that match the pic, however. If it is a CWC, it would be ~'35-'39.
     
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    Do the darts match a 37-40 Colson?
     
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    Tough to be certain, kind of like trying to tell a Huffy from a Murray Schwinn clone from a block away. Looks like CWC roadmaster fender braces to me, assuming that (flip a coin lol) my memory is correct.
     
  9. RustyGold

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    Did he buy it new? I'm pretty sure the fenders are CWC, i think the frame is CWC (however, the only darts I can find that are close are Schwinn :wondering:)...but, I can't place any double bar rainbow frame with curved stays. You say back in the 40s...the frame is more of a '35-'40ish style. I'm wondering if it was a bit frankenstien'd when he got it?

    Jason
     
  10. Bart52

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    The more research and thought I give too this you might be right.

    I know the picture was taken in the 40's because of my Dad's age. However, considering that Dad bought it himself and the poor economic situation his family was in, I doubt that it was new, and very well could be a mixture.
     
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