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Page 3 - Coast to Coast "Coastking", Columbia Playbike 88 Deluxe, Tribisa Coster, Huffy Cheater Slik 3, Murray Desertcat and the Columbia "The Dilly"

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    Coast to Coast 'Coast King'. Obviously a Huffy. This cool extended frame bike has a green gold fade, 5 speed  and a nos flaming stack guard. The steering bar is a period accessory. The seat, pad, shifter, cables, pedals and rear slik may not be correct.  
   
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  Columbia playbike 88 deluxe. In this case 'deluxe' means bendix 2 speed hub, rear rack with shortie sissy, messenger seat, ww tires , Imperial Blue paint, battery light and triple tree front end.This is a wonderful bike made about 17 miles north of the museum in Westfield, MA.    
   
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    Tribisa Coster. This Canadian department store offered this sometime in the early 70s. This extended fork 16x20 has a very unique design, including fake front shocks and second rate chroming. "Coster" is written on it 7 times.It has actual pinstriping in red.  
   
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Huffy Cheater Slik 3. Small twin top tube frame, Halloween paint with matching seat and a shortie Shimano shifter.From the cool series of bicycles oddly named after their tires.    
   
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    Murray Desert Cat. 1977. Third in a series of 4 late 70's extended fork bikes by Murray.the dual redline tires dont make up for the cheesy red to yellow fade, painted forks, smaller frame and el cheapo seat/sissy. I still like this better than a mountain bike.  
   
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  Columbia the Dilly. What the hell was Columbia thinking? They would have sold more of these if they called it "the don't buy me". Actually I had been looking for a Dilly forever.Yes, this is an original purple bike. Most are Green with a green fruit seat and multi colored grips.When asked, Columbia said "Hey, it was a production line! We did not stop making bikes if we ran out of a color, seat or part." I bet Columbia would have made a yellow pea picker...
   Yes, that is a 1960 Varsity 8 speed in the back. Not a musclebike, but way neat in its own way.