1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Fixed Gear Shaft Drive Bicycle

1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Fixed Gear Shaft Drive Bicycle

25th December 1900 (No Comments)

This Vintage Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Shaft Drive Bike was made by Pope Manufacturing in the year 1900 and was known as a Columbia Model 65. Now coming out of the Gay 1890s Bicycle Boom, Pope and a Few other Manufactures were hedging bets on the Chainless or Shaft Drive Bicycle to be the next best Innovation to boost sales. Although the Chainless Bike was in production for many years, the many small parts and Chainless issues proved to be far greater hassle than the basic chain, that is still used today. Columbia’s Shaft drive first appeared in 1898 and were Manufactured into the 1920s. New Model numbers were given the bikes every year and they saw many improvements and changes as the years rolled by. The Chainless started very basic and saw improvement like coaster brakes, multi speeds, and suspension in both Ladies and Men’s models. This Old Chainless Bike is an Early Model Shaft Drive with Fixed Gear Hub, New Patina Rims, and Tires so she can be enjoyed for a few trips around the block.

This 1900 Model 65 has been Lux Low Patina Restored and Rebuilt and the paint is Patina Preserved and Sealed. The Frame measures approximately 24″ crank center to the top of the top bar, thus assume it’s a 24″ inch frame. The wheels are road worthy Lux Low Patina Painted Blunt SS Rims with Schwalbe Little Big Ben 28″ x 1 1/2″ cream white tires. The rear hub is a Columbia Fixed Gear hub with ball end spokes, Quite Unique. The Bike has early pedals and nice remake cork grips. The Seat is a road worthy Brooks B-15 leather saddle. The Bike is Totally Rebuilt and Patina Restored, She is road worthy, although I do feel the use of a early fixed gear hub can put a little strain on it’s 100 plus year parts. This Historical Beauty is good for an occasional ride in style that will turn heads in amazement.

My postings express My Love, Passion, and Excitement for my Bikes, Offering You my Art, Craftsmanship, Mechanical Incite and Historical Knowledge. Please Enjoy! In Researching this bike I Found 2 Sites that I found Most Valuable and Deserve Mentioning: First, Mr. Columbia “Jack & Kenneth Kowal” at vintagecolumbiabikes.com show dedication and history preservation above and beyond for the Columbia Enthusiasts. Secondly, Jeff Archer’s information on Identifying Shaft Drive Bicycles at firstflightbikes.com

Click here for Details of the Lux Low Vintage Patina Restoration Process on this Bike.

Local Sale: Cash Pickup in Golden, Colorado. Cash Price is Lower than our web posted prices.

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