1939 CWC Built Hawthorne Twin Bar

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 2, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I posted this in this week's Show and Tell but since it IS a project thought I would post from beginning to end in a thread. There are threads that go into this model but the short story is that three manufacturers: Snyder, Monark, and CWC all built this model for Wards at the same time. From what I can tell none are very common and the CWC seems to be pretty scarce. That said rarity don't = $$$ so I couldn't see laying out big money for chrome, replacement headlight, etc... Velocipedist and TRM have set the bar on patina restorations well above my level but I'm going to give it a go on this one.

    The first pic is how I got this bike at MLC earlier this year--a face only a mother could love! After ditching the basket I decided to give it a check ride and surprisingly everything worked except the rear dropouts were tweaked so bad the stand wouldn't catch to hold the bike upright. I found the only pic I could of an original paint CWC and replicated it best I could. Because everything was house painted I had to tear it completely down to include the wheels. Cleaning spokes and nipples is not my idea of fun--they seemed to keep multiplying! Stay tuned.... V/r Shawn
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 2, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Nice find! I see you use the Ford Model A wrench, too!
     
  3. #3 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You are 100 percent right about TRM and Velocipedist setting the bar on patina builds, but it looks to me like you are on the right path for equal results. Best of luck, can't wait to see it finished! Joe
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    These are really nice bikes. I picked up this one in the same shape, and decided to put no $$$ into it. Removed 80 years of rust and repaints. I talked to the fellow I got it from a couple of weeks ago and he said he got it at a garage sale for 30 bucks. I paid him a lot more......he made out good. This bike looks good and is a fine rider. It's Snyder built. 001.JPG 007.JPG 005.JPG
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Love that build Tink, but not quite the same bike. I believe yours in Snyder built, while the one Shawn is working on is CWC.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Jul 4, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very nice job. They are great riding bikes! FB_IMG_1484582372506.jpg I opted to leave the rust, and I have straightened the front fork since.
    I am looking forward to seeing your bike completed.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jul 4, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Your bike appears to be a much different model than mine. V/r Shawn
     
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  8. #8 Posted Jul 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Mine is a 1939 CWC Roadmaster Supreme missing all the supreme goodies.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I thought that head tube looked a little tall. Yours is a completely different frame than mine though. The Hawthorne Twin Bars were made by three different manufacturers: Snyder, Monark, and CWC. V/r Shawn
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Isn't That Called a 5 Bars; Not a Twin Bar?????:confused:
     
  11. #11 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    I live for the CABE

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    They shoulda doubled the middle bar, too, for a "6 bar."

    Hmmm. That gives me an idea.... ;)
     
  13. #13 Posted Jul 21, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    So this is my first effort at a "patina restore". I got a few tips from others and have invented others as I've went along. I'm fairly pleased at the way it turned out but future efforts should be even better. Here are the during shots. V/r Shawn


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  14. #14 Posted Jul 21, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Here is the finished bike. V/r Shawn

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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    I'LL TAKE IT!:D
     
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    You're killing me Shawn...
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  20. #20 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice job! Turned out great especially for your first time..