1937 Hawthorne Flo-Cycle/Airflow Clean Up

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Talewinds, Nov 27, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Some folks had asked to see some photos and I Didn't want to hijack anyone else's thread so here she is. I bought a rough but complete bike from another CABE'r a few years ago and she's been dismantled and boxed up ever since. Trying to get it all sorted out and back together now.
    Still some question in my mind about the exact year. Appears to have never been apart until now, and is equipped with the pie-crust chainguard, aluminum truss rods, and lacks the later cast bronze support bracket that the factory deemed necessary at some point (no evidence the frame ever had it either).
    So far I've got the frame polished and dropped the parts off for chrome last week. I'll keep posting photo updates here.

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  2. #2 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Making of a killer Flocycle!!
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Restored toolbox saddle...
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  5. #5 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Brian, that's superb. It sounds like you've got everything but the fenders. Hopefully the experts will chime-in on the exact year of your bike. Serial number? Also, what's the round thing visible in the drop-out? Have you got the key for the lock?
    Beautiful!
     
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    The round thing in the dropouts is a spacer block to keep from squishing during shipping.
    I DO NOT have a key for the lock. Sure wish I did!
    Here's the serial number.... unnamed-4.jpg
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You mean like this?!
    I had a few. Lemme look tomorrow for an extra. image.jpeg
     
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    Well that'd be pretty awesome. Thanks!
     
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  9. #9 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Sweet, Your hard work shows!