Hawthorne 6 Bar


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bairdco

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2009
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#1
I got this idea looking at freqman's hawthorne zep thread, and had a donor hawthorne, cwc built, bent, girls carcass I picked up for 30 bucks:

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Chopped off the front half, mated the seat tube with the downtube to make a curved, layback seat tube, bought some 3/4" and 1/2" tubing for 8 bucks total, and went crazy:

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The middle double bars are 1/2", and the rest is 3/4".

I extra welded the crap out of it, so I can grind them smooth, kinda like tubes look when brazed.

I did this all by sight, no jigs, no strings, just lined it up by eye, and used another frame side by side to get the head tube angle. It looks straight. Hopefully, when it's all together, it rides straight...
 
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bairdco

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2009
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#3
Finally got a day off and the motivation to finish this thing up. Just need to make some truss rods.

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I put one of those single-bolt girly stems on it after I found out the Hawthorne-type one I had was bent, but it works, because the front is 4" longer than my DX, and the seat is so far back, and I'm short, so I'll probably leave it on.

Rides good, goes straight with no hands, and weighs a friggen ton.
 

bairdco

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Dec 24, 2009
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#8
Rode it to the bar and back yesterday. One mile each way. Rode great sober, and drunk. :)

Super comfy cruiser. My new favorite rider.
 
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