Friday, October 3, 2014

Columbia Sports Roadster

     Keeping in step with the New Departure posts, this is a pretty awesome bike we recently got in. it is a Columbia Sports Roadster model from the 1940's. It has the blacked out New Departure hubs and handle bars (war time effort) which look great against the original black paint. Ornate chain guard and cool painted and striped rims. The decals are in great shape (original). I really like American decals of this era, great color, design, and typography. Really nice survivor. My favorite part about this bike are the Pennsylvania lightweight tires. I wonder if they were made by Carlisle? This bike really looks like a Schwinn new World model  at a quick glance, but something about it is more appealing to my eye. Enjoy.










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