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GreenLakeMike

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 7, 2018
30
76
594 145th Ave, Caledonia, MI 49316, USA
Can't really see the serial number, but I'm going to guess a '36 or '37.
You're probably getting private messages about that seat right about now.
Going to try and work the serial number harder tomorrow. They are very shallow. Trying to not make them disappear. And yep. It's a "hot seat".

I do not normally collect bikes... My first 2. are this one and a 38 Schwinn D97XE Christmas Special.

I like it.
 

scooter_trasher

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 12, 2015
443
123
Thanks ,so I take it that it would not have came with a tank, I read something I believe on this thread about lost ( as in haven't came across any) B & C serial numbers and D series starting after the war,I havea couple of more pics in another thread, where I started scrubbing it clean.
ps I am pretty upset about the streamers being gone :)

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scooter_trasher

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 12, 2015
443
123
Something's off, I'm reading that the war department limited the number of bicycle MFG's to two Columbia & Huffman in Sept of1942 although there's no holes in the headtube for a badge, how many 1943 bikes could CWC have made, unless they catalouged unsold bikes built before Sept 42 ,as 43's?
 
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nykhannan

On Training Wheels
Aug 12, 2018
1
1
25
US
Any estimate on year and model of this bike? I have searched and searched and seem's to me something with the bike is a little off as in items seem to be mixed on the bike. I am also new to the restoration game so probably my issue. Appreciate the help!
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ratina

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 21, 2009
919
208
Westmont, IL
Any estimate on year and model of this bike? I have searched and searched and seem's to me something with the bike is a little off as in items seem to be mixed on the bike. I am also new to the restoration game so probably my issue. Appreciate the help! View attachment 851843 View attachment 851844 View attachment 851845

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That’s a postwar bike. Might look odd because it’s a 24” model. Post a pic of the serial number.
 

BillMetric

'Lil Knee Scuffer
May 14, 2018
18
39
49
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Working on a few '36 Roadmasters, figured I should add the serial numbers to this list as they are odd, both are double bar roadsters one has a Hawthorne badge with horizontal screw holes, other has vertical Roadmaster size screw holes, both have small paisley chain rings and close chain stays with off center crank spacing, "V" forks etc.
Serial numbers are - get this:
X6820 : Vertical screw holes for Roadmaster badge
Z7995 : Hawthorne horizontal screws
maybe these are "Pre A" serial numbers or something, to borrow an early Porsche term?
by the way I'm looking for early chain guards for these, a 19 holer and a paisley hole, either or, one of each maybe
Thanks!

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Hmmm70

On Training Wheels
Oct 30, 2018
2
0
45
Mid-Michigan
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Hi all. This is a wonderful site. I pick this up Friday for my fiancee to use at a local vintage bicycle ride/show (just missed this year's). What year would you estimate it, and what is correct/ wrong with it as it sits, other than the speedometer? Thanks!
 

ratina

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 21, 2009
919
208
Westmont, IL
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Hi all. This is a wonderful site. I pick this up Friday for my fiancee to use at a local vintage bicycle ride/show (just missed this year's). What year would you estimate it, and what is correct/ wrong with it as it sits, other than the speedometer? Thanks!
It was built between 50-54. Serial number will tell exact date.

The seat, chain guard and grips are wrong. Rims might be too.
 

Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
2,776
4,009
Warren, RI, United States
Like @BillMetric above I am wondering about the earliest CWC serial numbers, as well as the X & Z numbers.

Here is a cool badged Non Pareil Bicycle Works St Louis USA SPEED Double Bar Roadster carcass I recently got. It has a very low A serial # with center punched dots...

Any insight would be appreciated!

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@CWCMAN

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