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Posted 6 years ago


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I got a colson company Flyer elyria,Ohio USA. I'm guessing this is a 1930's something not much info online about it. I've seen pics of a 1933 and 1939 there close but no cigar.Mine has red rubies in the end of all 4 grips and it has a head light on it . On the handle bars is a round battery in a cylinder it looks sorta like a road flare.On the rear hub it says Eclispe machine division made in Elmira, N.Y. Usa and i think the ser # is 4e3676. Possibilty it's a 1936 ????? Orig. color was red and white on front neck with white pin stripes. Any info on this would be appreciated. thanks for looking..e-mail me if you have info

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    The grips and headlight were both aftermarket items, I remember putting those grips on several bicycles I owned. I will look see if I can find anything else.... It keeps me busy !
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    You are correct ! It seems that your bike is missing it's original chain guards and the grips would have been 'ball end' follow this link to see more : That was Fun ! enjoy....
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Maybe not. This bike and yours look earlier to me.
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Check out this link. Scroll down to see the bike:
  5. johnboyf7, 6 years ago
    i agree with toolate2 the he found is identitcal to mine but much nicer. the pics pop-abides pointed out i've seen and the post under the front seat is different it has 2 cross bars for brace and mine is one. i agree it 's closer to a 1933. thanks to both of you for your help muchly appreciated and more info the better.
  6. randy hill, 6 years ago
    is there any #s & letters on crank hanger.
  7. gvgordon gvgordon, 3 months ago
    As I understand there was an early and a late version of these. The early ones did not have chain guards (I have been told). I have a later '39-'41 version with the "eyebrow" guards. (see my gallery for pics)

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