1961 Columbia Thunderbolt

Restored in 1995 is this flamboyant red 1961 Columbia “Thunderbolt” 26 inch middleweight bike with horn-tank, dual headlites and dual rear reflector rack. tires are Kelly Springfield “Sure Stop” 26 x 1.75. Has optional period Stewart Warner Cadet speedo and chrome reflector hubcaps.

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1961 Columbia Thunderbolt — 2 Comments

  1. I inherited a 1960 or 61 Columbia Thunderbolt I believe. and I’ve been looking to restore it, I’m missing the logo under the handle bars and a few nuts and bolts. I found the tank in the barn and put a battery in it and it worked. but my biggest question is there is no headlights and it doesn’t look as though there ever were. can someone send me a link to all the models or where to get parts? thanks cmharding@yahoo.com

    • I bought an 1961 Thunderbolt grils bike in rough shape at a bike fair in my area. I had a loacal bike mrchanice to fix. It has new Tires and tubes, New chain, Has the orignal seat but I took it off and put another seat on it. I still have the seat. if anybody is interested let me know. I could sell for it for no less than $150. Since I have that much into it prety much.

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