'48? Ladies Hawthorne


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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#1
UPDATED PHOTO IN POST #15

THIS COULD BE A GREAT BIKE!!!!!!!
Very tempted to clean this one myself, but don't want to spoil the fun for the next owner. Seriously!
Asking $225, because I think the parts are worth more than that. But rather than blow it apart, I was hoping that someone might want to revive or restore this one.
Local pick-up only. Listing here first before posting on Portland Oregon CL.

THE GOOD
- Sheet metal is extremely straight.
- All parts appear to be correct, including the wheels.
- Skip tooth chain. New Departure front and rear hubs. Nice headbadge.
- Complete turn signal assembly in rack. Gonna need some work.
- Horn is very clean, but didn't work when I put batteries in it. I didn't try any harder than that though.

THE NOT-SO-GOOD
- Rusty, but no rust-through that I can see. However, pinholes may develop when rust is removed from lower part of tank where rust is heaviest.
- Expect some paint loss to rust when cleaning.
- Missing chrome braces for rack, headlight, pedals, and frame mounted switch for turn signals.
- Reflective tape on tank and fenders. As of 1/6/19 Reflective tape has been carefully removed. "SAFETY IS YOU" has been left on.
- Seat is fairly rusty, but I do believe it's original. As of 1/6/19 seat has been replace with very presentable white Monark Lobdell seat w/crashbars

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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#10
I'll let you know when I find out for sure, but I'm thinkin' it's just rust.
 
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#13
$225 reflects parting deterrent price. Too good of a bike to part out!!!! BUMP
 
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#15
Updated photo with reflective tape removed and seat replaced. I've thought long and hard about parting this one out, but then, I think about that poor, perfectly good carcass, stripped from all it's former glory and being carted off to the crusher in the bed of some scrap dealers pickup. :cry::cry::cry:
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#17
Is that a genuine Koroseal covered seat ??
No, it's a Barberry bush. We planted it about 15 years ago. When I was a kid I said I'd never have another Barberry bush, because ours always scratched me when my parents forced me to get outside and do yardwork.
But, there it sits!
There's more to the story but it's Beverly's turn on the computer.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
12,282
9,551
crown point<indiana
#18
No, it's a Barberry bush. We planted it about 15 years ago. When I was a kid I said I'd never have another Barberry bush, because ours always scratched me when my parents forced me to get outside and do yardwork.
But, there it sits!
There's more to the story but it's Beverly's turn on the computer.
Bev's turn on the computer ?? I thought maybe the library was closing.
 

TieDye

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 24, 2015
836
733
Henderson, MI, United States
#19
I wish this was closer to me.... If you have to part her out, I'll take that white seat.
Deb
 
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
11,872
6,584
Portland, OR 97206
#20
Thanks for your interest Deb. But I'm really going to try stick to my guns about keeping this one together. If that changes, I'll let you know.
 

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