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Old 09-01-04, 03:48 PM   #1
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I have a frame that a friend gave me a few years ago; I put it together with just random parts and have been riding it for community rides and such. He told me it was a 1944 Colson Commander (but its a woman's frame) from the pictures I have seen of colson bikes I think it is a Clipper though I'm not sure. Is there any information on parts lists I need to restore it? The only original part is the frame and it is unrestored; original paint (I believe) a british racing green colour. No stripes or detail work. I will post some pictures in a few days. Does anyone have some Colson parts they are willing to sell me?
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Old 09-02-04, 05:58 AM   #2
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Colsons are pretty valuable. Balloon tire cycle collectors rate them above many other makes. Original parts are going to be tough to find, and expensive.

I'd keep it as a rider and enjoy it as it is. If you bring it back to original condition with original parts, you'll have a lot of money invested in it and you won't want to ride it.

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