Hawthorne 3 bar? Is this real?

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 12, 2017

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    Friend just sent me this pic, asked if I was interested:

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    Is this for real?

    He thinks it is, but he's not a bike guy.

    Anyone have any info, value, catalog pic, anything?
     
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    I looked at it when Roberto had it at GWC and think its legit 50's
    I think he was asking $400
     
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    Yeah, that's the guy. I've never seen one. But I want it.
     
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    Wheels orig? Look kinda late model murrayish, little hub, flanged axle nuts, and straight spokes?


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    I've not seen another. It has been out there more than a few times. Jesus had it first. Cool and unique and negotiable....
     
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    IMG_4639.JPG From the Elgin, Higgins, Hawthorne book. 1950 example.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Aug 13, 2017

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    I've seen a few of these frames. I think it is real.
     
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    So, with the two pictured and another possible "similar" one posted in that other thread, that's 4.

    Anyone else have one? Trying to figure out how rare these are before I make a deal
     
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    It`s real- ran across a rougher one years ago. Buy it before it gets gone- if you are truly interested... Nice Bike!-------Cowboy
     
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    I checked it out today. It's the same bike posted in this thread four years ago.

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/farm-fresh-montgomery-ward-hawthorne-bicycle.40875/

    But the seat, light, pedals, wheels, and maybe some other stuff have been switched out.

    The wheels are newer, chrome-ish with a shimano coaster.

    Was trying to make a trade, but Roberto wants $500, and I'm not willing to go that high for an unoriginal bike.
     
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