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Keith Pariani

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1879 Columbia Standard
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:27:32 AM »
Glenn Eames posted on the Wheelmen Facebook website about his 1879 Columbia Standard.
At Copake, I was fortunate enough to acquire # 1044 of the 1050 Columbia Standards manufactured in 1879. The wheel size is 44".
Glenn is inquiring if any of the 1878 bikes exist.
How many 1879 Standards are out there?

oldspoke

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 10:23:37 AM »
Hello Keith and All,

I know of six surviving examples. I don't know the serial numbers of all of these though. One is now on display in N.Y.C. at the "Cycling in the City" exhibit . If any Wheelmen member happens to view this exhibit ask if you could have a look at the serial number that is stamped on the top of the left side crank.

The ' 79 Columbia appears at the beginning portion of the video.

https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/cycling-city

It can be seen here to.

https://ny.curbed.com/2019/3/14/18264413/cycling-in-the-city-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-mcny

Glenn

David Toppin

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 01:58:55 AM »
I don't think Pope ever produced any bikes in 78.  I don't believe Carey does either.  He imported 50 Bayliss Thomas Duplex Excelsiors and sold them, maybe as 78's

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 08:00:16 PM »
50" front wheel. I know rear wheel and seat are wrong. Also missing brake lever and spoon. What year and maker (Columbia or Bayliss Thomas) is this? Where do I look for the serial number if not on top of left side crank arm? Note necking down of steering head just below handlebar mount and mount has two holes for screws?
Keith, Dave, Glenn please let us all know.
Mike Cates, CA.
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« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 08:04:19 PM by mike cates »

oldspoke

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 04:29:29 PM »
Mike,

This is possibly the remains of a "Special" Columbia circa 1882/83.
This predates the Expert.

Glenn


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Re: Columbia Special ?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 05:09:29 PM »
Hey there Mike, Glenn, David and all.....

 Here are more shots of the High Wheel I'm asking about... 
Has two screw holes on backbone for a ID plate like 1880 or so Pope Columbia Standards as well as screw on step with round pad.. These shots you can see the hub, cranks etc better...
Do you have any photos etc of a Columbia Special like you mention Glenn...
I have not been on any of the bike collector sites in many years. As we all know life sometimes puts us on hold.....
By the way Glenn I still have a 1894 Columbia Model 36 you sold me like a hundred years ago lol...
As always any help is much appreciated !!

Keith Pariani

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »
I believe I saw on The Cabe, you are looking for the correct name badge for your Special.
Well, I have one.
Contact me at keithknowspools@embarqmail.com

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 10:25:39 PM »
1880 to 82 Special Columbia.  I have let him know this via email earlier in the week

Keith Pariani

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Re: 1879 Columbia Standard
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 05:47:37 PM »
Well, the Columbia Standard has found a new home. It now has gone full circle back to a wheelmen that used it as a child. Glad to see that it will be used for many more years to come