Columbia bike front suspension info needed

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Traveler, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    I am working on an old Columbia bike Whizzer project. After looking at several photos online, my bike seems to have the spring suspension installed backwards. I am attaching a photo. Can anyone give me some info about this particular bike, and the suspension info?. I think it is from the late 40s.

    Attached Files:

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Traveler, your suspicions are indeed correct. Here's a photo of one that I found on a vintage bicycle website. I hope this helps.

    Attached Files:

  3. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Here is a picture of mine assembled correctly I think.


    Attached Files:

  4. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    I appreciate for the photos. I also did some more searching on the web, and all the vintage Columbia bikes with the suspension confirmed my suspicion. I will be changing my bike. I changed the suspension today to the normal configuration. NOW it looks like a Columbia bike. Thanks again for the advice.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009