Hiawatha Silver Jet

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Evans200, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. #21 Posted Oct 22, 2016

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Here's the wrecked, cobbled together bike. I got it for free about May, 2011 I think. It was missing the tank, but had the trim panel on it still from the original tank. I found a tank from a Galaxie, swapped out the mangled fork for a bent (but usable) one and swapped out the busted front rack and I rode it down the street.

    It looked like the scene from Christine, when Arnie Cunningham drives his newly acquired, but dilapidated, 1958 Plymouth home.

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  2. #22 Posted Oct 22, 2016

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    The pedals are on another bike at the moment. The old girl will get her slippers back eventually.



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  3. #23 Posted Oct 22, 2016

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    Cool, can't wait to see the finished bike. You are to be commended for going all out on a girls middleweight. I'm glad you are. Someday, as balloon bike prices get higher and higher, these middleweights will get more air time and more money. Congrats!
     
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  4. #24 Posted Oct 22, 2016

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    Thank you. For me, it's a piece of local history, it's a rare and unique model, and I'll be the only one who has one. The bike is worth perhaps $200- $300 fully restored and I have twice that in the chrome work alone easily. I did the restoration for every reason EXCEPT to make money.

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    That's the true spirit of the hobby.
     
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    I am trying to figure out why the fork was replaced with a bent fork? Roger
     
  7. #27 Posted Oct 26, 2016

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    It was more usable than the fork that was on it, it was the only other fork I had at the time, and I wanted to ride the bike just once.
     
  8. #28 Posted Nov 12, 2016

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    [QUOTE="partsguy, post: 647487, member: 2508" NICE! Who says the chrome won't get you home? LOL 03e54ae83b1d2cecce6c9f2f6c29987d.jpg

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  11. #31 Posted Nov 17, 2016

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    Thanks! I've began cleaning the other parts. The rear fender is being replaced, I'm on the hunt for a NICE one. It was used from 1962-1971, or thereabouts. Any Huffy middleweight with a rack from those years had it.
     
  12. #32 Posted Feb 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That silver Jet is mint !!
     
  13. #33 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Great looking bike,I love middle weights,do you have any idea where i could find a bike like that?
     
  14. #34 Posted Nov 27, 2017

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    The owner of the Hiawatha Silver Jet has since passed away. It may be for sale somewhere. If you want a Hiawatha Silver Jet, you need to be vigilant and check eBay, yard sales, swap meets and shows. Hiawatha bicycles are pretty obscure, but affordable. You will need a lot of patience.