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Post by lindyp38 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:23 pm

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05-1966 M-416 TRAILER
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Post by lindyp38 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:49 am

THE BIKE IS A 51 DATED COLUMBIA BIKE.......EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT WW2....WHAT ARE SOME MARKINGS I COULD PUT ON IT...?

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Post by J Kcindub » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:02 am

Based on what I've seen at different events, all you need to do is paint the rims and spokes OD. Also, you may want to paint the lower rear fender a flat white, about 4 inches up from the end. I've seen some people paint the front fender as well. Every so often, some will paint their division no. on their bike, but I don't know how common that was. Check out www.maam.org and look at the photos. Chris Davis, of Kilroys Home Front, is especially knowledgeable aout bikes. Let me know if you need to get in contact with him. Jack

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Post by lindyp38 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:37 pm

yes..that would be nice too.....the tires are originals....so i was gonna wait till i removed them...b4 i painted the rims
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407294,dod 1-16-45,106th Cavalry
05-1966 M-416 TRAILER
MVPA MEMBER 24420
1941 Plymouth sedan
1965 FORD GALAXIE 4DR SEDAN

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Post by J Kcindub » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:22 pm

Try contacting Chris Davis at: Kilroycommando@juno.com

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Post by jklier » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:25 pm

Here's a shot of my '43 Huffman.

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It is fairly close to completion. I still need a reflector, tool bag and pump. I also need correct versions of the pedals, kickstand and light.

The markings are fairly simple. Most I've seen are just OD with the white on the fender. If you want to get real specific I've seen arguments whether certain small pieces were painted or not (just like in the jeep world). I duplicated the stenciling I found on the top tubes. (INSPECTION / PWR. GRD. EQIP.)

Here's a link to what it looked like when I got it.

http://www.onr.com/user/jklier/bike/bike.htm
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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:39 pm

Original markings on my 1943 Columbia were the white painted rear fender tip with a 1" '4' just above on the right side...

I repainted those markings after restoration...

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Some AAF bikes had a sign attached to the frame..

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More info: http://www.theliberator.be/militarybicycles.htm

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Post by lindyp38 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:05 pm

im happy with mine....its fun to ride too....i could use the excersize...lol...

thanks for great pics and info
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407294,dod 1-16-45,106th Cavalry
05-1966 M-416 TRAILER
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1941 Plymouth sedan
1965 FORD GALAXIE 4DR SEDAN

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Post by lindyp38 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:34 pm

what size tire do u have on ur bike....i have 2 different sizes...one is 26x 1.75 ......and the other is 26x 2.125..........?

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05-1966 M-416 TRAILER
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1941 Plymouth sedan
1965 FORD GALAXIE 4DR SEDAN

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Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:42 pm

26x 2.125 is what is called out in the manual for Columbia and Huffman.

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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:47 pm

www.coker.com used to sell a decent BF Goodrich Silvertown Tire in 26 x 2.125....

They looked great on these bikes...

Don't know if they still sell them though...

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Post by lindyp38 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:55 pm

...ill check that out...thanks
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1941 Plymouth sedan
1965 FORD GALAXIE 4DR SEDAN

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Post by jklier » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:02 pm

Coker does still sell the BF Goodrich tires. That is what is on my bike in the photo. I got the tires less than 6 months ago.

John

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Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:53 pm

John

What is the tread pattern like. Centipede grip ,straight lines, or just typical bicycle tread pattern.

Craig

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Post by jklier » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:08 pm

Here's a link to a photo and description.

http://store.coker.com/product.php?prod ... t=0&page=1

The photo is of a red tire but the tread is the same on the black ones. Click on the tire picture to get a closer view.

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What is the tread pattern like. Centipede grip ,straight lines, or just typical bicycle tread pattern.

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