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    Olive color Trussframe Thought it’s was Davis and Questioning Miami like your thought

    Beautiful bike. I'm seeing similarities between your bike and this 2 tone green machine. Thin stay braces and ovalized chainstay are quite similar. Dropouts, headset, chainring, red oxide primer with 2 tone green paint also close, but of course those alone are not enough to i.d.. At this time I...
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    Hawthorne Lite Wate

    Thanks Oilit, I just posted on the CWC serial number page. I spent a few minutes dusting the bike last night and noticed shiny metal under the a spot of flaking paint on the rear fender. Magnet confirmed steel, but it looks like it could have been chromed before paint?
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    Cleveland Welding S/N Project?

    Here is another CWC bike with a mysterious pre vs post war serial number. It is a Hawthorne Lite Wate and very original. Link to CABE page: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/hawthorne-lite-wate.160936/ Serial number "J05626".
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    Hawthorne Lite Wate

    Thank you for the excellent information. I'm still scratching my head about pre vs post war, either way it is a very nice original bike and I plan to start a gentle rebuild very soon, which I will post photos of.
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    What bike did you ride today?

    Braved the cold NW temps today for a hop lap around my block on my '67 Fastback.
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    Hawthorne Lite Wate

    Thanks for the pleasant words. I'm attaching a few more photos showing original (I think) Wards Lite-Wate tires and Spokane bicycle license tag. I hope to be riding this bike soon.
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    Hawthorne Lite Wate

    Hello. Just excited to share a really interesting and original Wards "Lite Wate" bike I recently acquired. This is a CWC made bike. Overall the bike is in amazing original condition, though I think it originally had a 2sp ND rear hub, different grips, and the saddle is just there until I find a...
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    Any of you ride modern bikes?

    And my everyday/downcountry/race ride. 1x11 with dropper, 29" wheels, 130mm travel up front. It's a go'er.
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    Any of you ride modern bikes?

    My winter/sand/backcountry ride.
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    George Worthington "Reserve" badge

    Bumpity bump
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    Share and Question Late 20’s Winchester Original Paint Motorbike

    Really cool bike, and very similar to my lovely two tone green teens roadster: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/two-tone-greenie.92779/ The fork rake, fillet brazing, chainstays, and small diameter stay braces are all the same to my eye. I've done a fair bit of research on my bike and I...
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    Reduced Odd ball 28in wheeled diamond frame project-275 shipped

    I suspect the bike for sale in this thread is from the same manufacturer. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/toc-mystery-bike-snaptank-250.155661/ BTW, i'm the current owner of the red mystery bike. The steerer tube has quite a bend so I suspect the curved forks were damaged in a front collision.
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    Silver king seat post qustions

    I had the same issue with my SK seatpost. I started by soaking it forever, and it still wouldn't budge. I finally resorted to cutting the very top of the post off, then using a hacksaw blade carefully cut the seatpost from the inside working outward. It was slow going but worked like a charm.