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Columbia Speedliner Womens Bicycle

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Vintage Lightweight in great shape!

Columbia Speedliner Womens Bicycle

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Up for auction is a Vintage 1956 Columbia Speedliner "Lightweight" bicycle.  This bicycle works well, With no major issues.  No dents or cracks.  Some small surface rust where the paint has been scratched, but otherwise in good condition.  With a light tune-up and some cleaning/polishing, this would be a great project.  Even the tires are original.
Columbia produced this bike as a "lightweight" version comparing it to balloon tire bikes.  Touted as the only true "American Lightwight", it was only 39.5 lbs.  This model is the 5 star version - a nicer higher quality model.  The Chainguard has an automatic oiler for the chain built in - "Lubri-Kleen".  This model also has the Bendix 2 speed lever operated coaster brake hub.
Headbadge is on the bike but is a little rough.
Miller front light is included, but the glass lens is cracked (but still in the light).  Also, the inside of the light is rusted and the inside light reflector is peeling.
Bendix 2 speed cable works well and shifts smoothly - also brakes fine.

Measurements:
Seat Tube - 18"
Top Tube - 22"
Stand-over Height - varies, but in the center of the top tube, 23"

Specifications: All original parts, including the original accessories - light, chainguard, fenders, and Lightweight rack
Seatpost - steel
Saddle - Lightweight springer mattress style Brooks saddle, matching color - blue / white - excellent shape ---- this is the only thing that might not be original to the bike.
Stem (mm) - 50mm
Handlebars (cm center to center) 22" bars
Shifter - Bendix 2 speed lever
Crankset - steel 1 piece
Pedals - original block pedals with unique blue fluted blocks
hubs - Bendix 2 speed lever operated rear coast brake, front - Mark VII
rims - 26" balloon style, steel, original, will need some polish work
tires - Semperit Cycle Rite 26 x 1.75, blackwall , cracking, with original Semperit tubes

Serial #C192808
Reference #42020

Additional Information

Manufacturer Columbia
Color Blue
Country of Origin No
Used or New Used
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