1935 wards hawthorn

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Artweld, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Found a vintage bicycle, was told it's probably a 34'/35' wards hawthorn found in as is condition. Just gave it a wash was wondering if I should leave it as is or possibly restore it? Any thoughts?

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  2. #2 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Leave it the way it is, I dig it!
     
  3. #3 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Yea I'm getting more leave it the way it is answers from around here, thanks
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Maybe a oxalic acid bath but I still think let it be
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    A good service and ride it like it is. V/r Shawn
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I concur, great bike. As our friend Mr. Rustjunkie would say, “leave it be”!
     
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  7. #7 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Leave it! Well, clean it then leave it. Nice score.
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    It's awesome the way it is. If you want to kill the value and the coolness factor, then restore it. Otherwise leave it alone. Just service and ride.
     
  9. #9 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Soap water grease and tires
     
  10. #10 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thanks for the advice I'm keeping it untouched just plan on completing a full service


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  11. #11 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Great bike, service, wipe down, and ride.
     
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  12. #12 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Dang, what a nice find! I’m with the other, more experienced folks that say grease it, lube it, and enjoy it in its “historic” state. That’s one cool bike!
     
  13. #13 Posted Nov 28, 2017

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    Anyone noticed that elgin bluebird kickstand on the first pic, sold it for $200.00 credit towards the rear drop stand and a few other vintage parts

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  14. #14 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Elgin bluebird kickstand on a hawthorn, go figure 35 hawthorn .jpg

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    As long as you keep the fender ornament!
     
  16. #16 Posted Dec 12, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Planning on keeping the goose fender ornament, that with the kaxon horn truly makes the bike unique

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    I'd say someone got a pretty good deal at $200 for an original BB kickstand! V/r Shawn
     
  18. #18 Posted Dec 13, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Yea I figured it was worth alot more, when the offer was made, but the good friend that made the offer has help me alot in the market of vintage and custom bicycles, it had no value for me, but meant alot to him, thanks

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