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    Elitest Murray Owner Mos6502's Avatar
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    1942 Columbia Sports Tourist Victory Bicycle

    I figured I'd post some photos of a work in progress. I got this 1942 Columbia Sports Tourist off of ebay for $9.99 - sans a lot of parts. But I've been cleaning and scraping and oiling, and I found a seat and some handlebars, so it looks kind of like a bike now!


    The decals are still kind of in tact:


    Unfortunately the gold pinstriping is almost entire gone now. However, the rental store's name plate is still bolted to the rear fender:

    I tried to find info about Von Der Linden's, but couldn't find out much other than that they were around in the 30s and 40s and sold the things listed on the decal here.

    Unfortunately, the wheels and tires are an archaic size that's no longer available, so I've located a set of Schwinn S6 rims that I'll be using. I'll probably convert it to a half inch pitch chain for the time being (I'm putting it together for my girlfriend, who has been using my bike at college, but mine is too big) and when/if I find the proper era skip tooth hub I'll put it back the way it was.

    BTW, the saddle I have, uses the larger of the two diameter seatposts American bikes use - and I need it to clamp on to the skinnier variety - does anybody have the appropriate sized clamp? Thanks.

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    You have a long way to go with that, don't you? How far do you plan on taking the rebuild/restoration?

    The rental plate is awesome.

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    I'm thinking a coaster brake would be a much easier than going with rod brakes.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    awww... some old bikes are like beloved pets aren't they? the hand-painted type is beautiful and yeah the rental plate is sweet! nice job, let us see it when she's done!

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    Elitest Murray Owner Mos6502's Avatar
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    It was originally equipped with a coaster brake. And so will the new wheels. Rod brakes were never really popular in the U.S. even on roadster style bikes.

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