Columbia Klunker

willis617

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the confined space is the only real drawback on these bikes. I think if I was going to have one for myself I would use a set of the allen bolt head studs to make life a little easier.
Am i missing something here?
Using socket head cap screws may make it easier to get the motor in place, but i don't see how it's going to give you more space or change how the motor sits in the frame.
 


GreasyChris

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I am currently using a similar bike for my first build. Mine started as a Columbia rambler sold at Walmart in canada. Mine came with a single speed but I've upgraded to a jackshaft and a 5 speed. Here's few pics for now. I'm not quite done yet but will post the final build and details.
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HumanPerson

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curtisfox

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KOOOOOL! build What is the little roller on the chain for? by the crank sprocket. Took a second look and see it's tensioner. And do you have a link for the headlights.?...........Curt
 

GreasyChris

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KOOOOOL! build What is the little roller on the chain for? by the crank sprocket. Took a second look and see it's tensioner. And do you have a link for the headlights.?...........Curt
Yup it's a tensioner. I don't have the exact link for the lights but I got them from Ebay. They are just vintage style led headlight with visor. I think about $15 canadian dollars a piece and I made a little bracket to mount them. I saw a set like mine a couple years ago on ebay that were called foxeye but couldn't find any so I just made my own.
 
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