My neighbor has a 1970's Columbia 3 speed in perfect condition. She said she road it no more than 3 times (she's very old now) back in the day. Fenders, Dia-compe breaks, i'm guessing 26" wheels. I figured the tires would have dry rot, but there was no signs what so ever. The only thing that turned me off about the bike was the one piece crank.
This is about exactly how the bike looks, but in a red color and on the chain guard it just says 3 Speed.
Also, something I really got a kick out of being from Massachusetts, the badge says made in Westfield, MA on it. Nice.
I could probably get the bike for $30 or less. Is it worth cleaning it up and then throwing it up on CL? What do you think these things fetch in original condition?
Yep, lower end 3 spd bikes,, but if you are just looking for a cheaper city bike to ride, they are good enough for that. In good condition, they will sell for $75-$100, here, which has a strong market for bikes.