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1948 Arnold Schwinn Ace DX Bicycle

19th January 1948 (No Comments)

1948 Arnold Schwinn Ace DX Bicycle

1948 Schwinn DX Ballooner Bike, Fully Restored with Show Stopping Paint Work, Beautiful Chrome, NOS and New Parts, and Assembled with Quality Mechanics. The Schwinn DX was on of Schwinn’s Mid Grade Bikes. ( Considered the Popular Priced Bike ). Although Not The Top of the Line The DX’s Styling is Very Popular to The Expert and Novice Collector. This Popular priced DX Bike had all the Bells and whistles.

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1941 Colson Built Goodyear Wings Snap Tank Ballooner Bike

03rd December 1941 (No Comments)

1941 Colson Built Goodyear Wings Snap Tank Ballooner Bike

Vintage 1941 Wings Marathon Ladies Ballooner Bicycle, made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. The Wings Marathon Line, and or Badged Bikes were sold in the Goodyear Tire Stores. The Wings Marathon was Goodyear’s third tier bike line, sold as a Economic bike, that was fully equipped and less expensive as the top two lines. Economic usually meant the lack of bright chrome and more painted parts.

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1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle

11th November 1941 (No Comments)

1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle

This 1941 Firestone Bullnose Cruiser Bike has great Patina and Character to match it’s age. This Prewar bicycle was made by Colson Corp. Elyria, Ohio for the Firestone Tire Department Stores. It’s a Rare Bicycle and was only in Production about one year, Pre World War 2, and did not resurface after the war. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This Bicycle has Incredible Style and Design and is Highly Sought after by Collectors. Take a Look and You can see why the Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser is one of my favorites and is truly One of a Kind.

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1941 Goodyear Clipper Tank Ballooner Bike made by Colson Corp.

10th October 1941 (No Comments)

1941 Goodyear Clipper Tank Ballooner Bike made by Colson Corp.

Vintage 1941 Goodyear Double Eagle Clipper Ballooner Bicycle, made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. Goodyear Double Eagle Bikes were Goodyear’s Top of the line bike (SUPER DELUXE) and were sold at the Goodyear Tire Department Stores. This Unique Bike was designed by industrial artist Wilbur Henry Adams for Goodyear. Goodyear felt that Adams’ talent for unique bicycle design would compliment Goodyear’s Quality and give great appeal to their customers. The Clipper is an Amazing example of Design and Innovation that was built and marketed in 1940-1941 right before World War 2.

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1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle

27th July 1941 (No Comments)

1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle

This 1941 Rover Grillnose Cushioner Cruiser Bike was a top of the line Imperial Series bike made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. This Deluxe Bicycle boasted the New Features of Cushioner Suspension Fork, Grill Tank, and Lighted Rack. The Colson Grillnose Bicycle was only in Production about a year. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This is a Bad ol Rat Rod Ride, Quite Unique and Rare, Sought After By Collectors, I originally got this for full restoration but decided she suited me better this way, Ratty, Totally rebuilt, and Ready to Ride.

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