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1942 Colson Imperial, Done!

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:39 PM
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Default 1942 Colson Imperial, Done!

well, almost. waiting on some real grips, gotta make a chainguard bracket, and add a kill switch. might swap out the Brooks saddle for a big black comfy cruiser seat, and i'll probably switch the sprocket from a 30 to a 34.

if anyone's interested, this bike's for sale.

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: 1942 Colson Imperial, Done!

That is SHARP! What are those tires? The pictures make them look like big pieces of braided hose.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:50 PM
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they're Kenda Kiniption's, 26x2.3

they got wrap around, bead to bead tread. they're designed for skateparks and ramps.

they have an awesome rounded look to them, and they have amazing traction. they don't last that long, though. i mean, they don't wear out super quick, but i think i rode about 3 months on my 24" before i needed a new rear tire.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:14 PM
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Bairdco, you sure know how to make a guy jealous. Sweet bike. Not that I could afford it right now (delivery would be a killer) but how much are you asking for it?
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:51 PM
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it's on craigs right now for $2100. figured i'd start high and see if anyone bites.

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Noice baird, clean & simple - I particularly like the detailing and that rear mount is fantastic
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Very satisfying build, my friend. I love the paint job especially on the fenders, neat chain guard... eye candy!
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another sweet build !!!
excellent job
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That's perty sweet!! Are you gonna bring it on the Venice ride this Sunday the 11th?
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:48 AM
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thanks guys, i appreciate it.

Norm, i'm trying to figure out how to get there. i have a buddy who's going, but he's bringing a real motorcycle, so if there's room i'll come along with him, if not, i think i'm stuck here.

if i sell a few bikes, i should buy a truck.
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