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1952 Columbia Classic Bicycle still new in box

Old 08-16-19, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bluwater101 View Post
Sorry wasn't trying to offend the experts on this forum. thought it was a good place to ask questions regarding a subject I didn't know anything about. I'll look into the dot matrix printer, thanks for all the great input.
No, no, everything's fine, and please don't look for the vintage dot matrix printer

These questions come up on occasion; more often than not, the owner blows up at us when they discover their find isn't as valuable as they convinced themselves it was. You've got to excuse us - myself primarily - if we poke fun at this at times.

Has the box ever been opened? Are there any handle slots that'd allow a peek inside?

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Old 08-17-19, 10:58 AM
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still trying to get to the 10 so I can at least send the pictures even if it's no good.
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Old 08-17-19, 11:26 AM
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I don't think you offended anyone here. I think the key point that you were trying to find out is if this was built in Massachusetts in 1952 or is it a reproduction, probably made in Taiwan or China. It is interesting and someone thought that it was worthwhile enough to make a reproduction. It looks like they got the style right. I like that suspension fork.
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Like @cudak888 says... if the box mentions 1952 or classic it is highly a new model based on the old.
I also kind of guess in 1952 they did not really put bikes in cardboardboxes for shipping or sell... Just my idea...

anyway, no matter what, finding something is always nice, even it might not be the 'big treasure' ...
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Old 08-17-19, 12:23 PM
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Still interested to see what you've got.
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Old 08-17-19, 12:55 PM
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Great find even if it's more modern. The problem is that as soon as someone rides it, it's been ridden. OK, that sounds weird but I hope you see what I mean?
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Originally Posted by bluwater101 View Post
still trying to get to the 10 so I can at least send the pictures even if it's no good.
I was recently in your position (waiting to be able to post photos). Don't worry- you're almost there.

Also, I wouldn't assume that the bike is "no good" based on some of the more negative comments here (and I get it, and am not suggesting that those comments aren't valid from the perspectives they came from). The bike may not be highly desirable to collectors or more advanced bike enthusiasts, and it may not be increasing in value at the moment, but if it's the same model that I had years ago, it's still a pretty nice bicycle. Even if it doesn't measure up to an original 1950's Columbia, it's still got some appeal and some value.
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Old 08-17-19, 08:37 PM
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Old 08-17-19, 08:38 PM
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?? Any info about the model on that white label?
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What are the batteries for? Did it come with a headlamp?
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What are the batteries for? Did it come with a headlamp?
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Thanks - that's a surprisingly detailed thread. Good stuff.

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Old 08-18-19, 02:19 PM
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I read that thread a couple of days ago. Interesting how Harpo heard all the negativity, and yet still bought it (and apparently loves it).
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Old 08-18-19, 04:04 PM
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Here are the white labels. I don't know if it has a headlight or what the batteries are for. I have not opened the box.



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Originally Posted by bluwater101 View Post
I don't know if it has a headlight or what the batteries are for. I have not opened the box.
The batteries are presumably for the lights on the rear and on the front fender; and for the horn in the tank.

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Old 08-18-19, 11:45 PM
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Wow, I have to say that is pretty cool actually.
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