My Columbia and Western Flyer

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by KilroyCD, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 3, 2007

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nices rides dude !!! :D:D:D
    (I have to clean the drool off my keyboard now :lol:)
  3. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    They are simply awesome, great craftsmanship.
  4. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    Dang! Those two bikes are gorgeous!

    Very, very nice... A solid thumbs up to you.

  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words! Especially about the Columbia, as the bike was a ground-up restoration. The Western Flyer didn't need any restoration work when I mounted the engine kit, but I added the rear carry rack.
  6. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    The resto on the Columbia is impressive; I wish I could see it in person but I'm in southern California so I don't think that'll happen. lol.

    I like the speedo placement. Is that another light attached to the handlebars? Those mirrors are huge; I want a pair. Hahaha...
    I also want a longer exhaust. Is that the one that Grubee offers?

    (I have a 2-stroke Schwinn Cruiser that's almost ready to fire...)

    Thanks, Kilroy!

  7. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    I think I can answer for Kilroy on the exhaust. It called a poo poo pipe. It is a Grubee product. I am fortunate enough to have been able to ride the Columbia. Kilroy is my brother :) We have the Whizzer to get going and a prototype 1943 3 wheel Cushman that was made for the military but they didn't like it. Only 8 of those made. This is a fun hobby. hehe
  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    That is the GruBee "PooPoo Pipe" (gotta love or hate that name, no middle ground) on the Columbia. The mirrors are by Pyramid, just their standard round mirror without reflectors. I guess the angle makes the closer one appear a bit bigger for some reason, but they're about 4 to 4 1/2 inches across (I'm not near then right now to measure them). The item on the handlebars is actually a 1940s vintage battery-powered horn.
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Sorry about that, chief! I wasn't certain what was meant by image tags. Won't happen again!:oops:
  10. Egor

    Egor Guest

    The Columbia has got to be the best looking bike ever. You have captured the look of a classic, I think the painted rims always make the bike. I love the tires. Have fun, Dave
  11. beast775

    beast775 Guest


    excellent bikes for the eyes mmmm columbia:grin:
  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member


    Wow! I'm humbled by your praise. Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show some of the details very well, such as the 1941 bicycle license plate on the back or the mud flap. Since the photo was taken, I have also replaced the seat with a black retro-style one that has chrome rails. Really sharp!
  13. very nice, I like the old timey style.
  14. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Show bikes for shure. Beautiful work.
  15. Your Bikes

    Very Nice Bikes. Great Job.
  16. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

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    KilroyCD Active Member

  18. Sianelle

    Sianelle Guest

    Beautiful beautiful classic bicycles :grin: They really are a sight to sooth sore eyes.
  19. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    you know, you can upload from an url...
    then it will show as a clickable thumbnail
    and loads smaller for our bandwith challenged members :D
  20. Live_to_Ride

    Live_to_Ride New Member


    I think we should all have another look at these bikes again. I don't know about you guys, but I think they pretty much define my aspects of what this "add a motor to a bike syndrome" is all about. I love em!