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    Posted 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Maybe not. This bike and yours look earlier to me.
    4. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Check out this link. Scroll down to see the bike:
    5. johnboyf7, 10 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, 10 years ago
      is there any #s & letters on crank hanger.
    7. gvgordon gvgordon, 4 years 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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