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    Posted 1 year ago

    SweetViolet
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    This is a 1947 Columbia Deluxe Bicycle, reckoned to have been originally sold and used in the Southwestern region of Virginia. It is currently 71 years old and in good working order. A lot of the paint on it is original, and it has all of the works. It is believed to have been in pretty regular use over the years, and is certainly in regular use currently. As I don't really own any typical new bicycles from nowadays, I have a few of these older bicycles that I use. This one probably sees the most action, and is ridden around 10-20 miles a month, thereabouts. Working headlights, and port & starboard taillights, and standard electric horn in the tank. New Departure Model D Coaster Hub. Like most bicycles from back in the day, it rides nice and smooth and comfortable; it definitely feels deluxe! Being from the 1940s it is built entirely of thick, heavy American steel, and weighs about 50-60 pounds without any items tied down on it, compared to the average modern bicycle nowadays weighting say, 25-30 pounds. It takes a bit of effort to go up a longer hill, but when you're used to riding bicycles like these, you don't really notice any difficulty. I would recommend everyone to give a vintage bicycle a try if possible; just like driving a classic car, there's nothing like riding a classic bicycle. Thanks for reading, and have a nice evening!

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    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 1 year ago
      Cool Deco look.
    2. SweetViolet SweetViolet, 1 year ago
      Thank you!
    3. SpaGuy, 4 days ago
      Is this bike for sale by chance?
    4. SweetViolet SweetViolet, 4 days ago
      Hello SpaGuy! Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'm not really interested in selling this bike. I actually ride this bike very regularly, and have put probably a few hundred miles on it in the time I've owned it. However, if you are looking for a nice vintage bike to buy, I know just the place. You might even find a Columbia like this one I have, in even nicer shape possibly. Here in North Carolina, in the Concord area, specifically at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, this February 1, 2020, there is a vintage bike show. Many of those bikes there will be for sale, and you can really find some nice stuff, so I highly recommend going if possible. You might just find what you're looking for! Thank you for your interest, and have a nice day!
    5. SweetViolet SweetViolet, 4 days ago
      Oh, and admission is free. Also, have a look at this website:

      https://thecabe.com/forum/

      There are many vintage bike folks that are hoping to sell on that website.

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