i.d. assistance Super Chief

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    9FE733AD-DD78-44C9-92A5-6FB6DE01EC3B.jpeg 9D902CAB-6587-42AE-81F6-6A7D28CEB0E4.jpeg EAEE6096-F37F-4CBA-9566-838D594F250F.jpeg Hello, I have been stalking and trying to use the search feature to little avail. Hoping for any information on this bike.

    Badged Whites super chief. I am needing the electric horn and correct headlight. But finding info on these is difficult. Any i formation would be awesome.

    I bought it to give to my Michelle for Christmas. So basicaly got it ridable and cleaned up.
     
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    I believe that is CWC built, Cleveland Welding Co.
     
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    Thank you. Am I correct in thinking its roughly a 1953? The last two digits of the serial number are 53 but they are distanced from the rest of the number a bit.
     
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    Any more info would be great. Is it desirable? I know when I saw it I had to get it. Does it look like an original bike?

    Ive been looking at pictures of Chicago welding bikes and I believe your assesment is right on the money.

    Any ideas on where I can find a correct headlight and horn? Is it even worth bothering with it?
     
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    I don't really know too much about these. Yours looks like it's been repainted, which hurts the value, but it is a cool 50's bike with a tank. Headlights and horns are out there, just keep an eye on the classifieds here, and on ebay. Try posting a wanted ad in the wanted section here on CABE for the light and horn.
     
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    Looks like a rebadged Roadmaster by Cleveland Welding Co. Search for those and you'll probably find what you need. Nice bike. A CWC bike is on my want list.
    Ride on
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    Yes, the "53 Cw" is the year code. The model closest to yours is the Western Flyer 'Super' model, w/nearly the same tank and guard. There were also Hawthorne and Hiawatha badged versions, and each had the name stamped in the chain guard.
     
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    You think it's been repainted? It looks pretty clean to me, but this is the first of this version that I've ever seen.
     
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    Yes I think it's a repaint. Could be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me.
     
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    Is that because of how clean the paint is? I have to admit, it looks suspiciously good for 60+ years old!
     
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    There's a few reasons i think that, and yes that is one of them. Don't really want to go into detail, as I don't want to sound like I'm picking his bike apart. Feel free to send me a pm if you'd like to do discuss further.
     
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    I think it is a repaint as well. It was likely repainted in the 80s as the paint does have a bit of patina to it. My goal with this bike was to give my gf Michelle a fun and unusual bike she could ride as Christmas present.

    I am curious to learn more about it. And would not view contructive critisism as tearing the bike apart as I didnt buy it as an investment. I just thought it was cool and unusual and beautiful. :)

    In the interest if disclosure I gave 300.00 for the bike. So I feel I got a decent deal either way.

    Having said all that any info you guys might have is appreciated.
     
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    The bike is a repaint.A super cool badge though and largely complete. I think $300 was a fair price and don't think you got hurt there. The correct light could be a challenge and expensive-probably at least $300 for a nice one. There are other less expensive lights that you can put on it. The horn shouldn't be too tough to find. Good luck with your project. V/r Shawn
     
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    Killer looking bike! VERY NICE....
     
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    Heres a pic of my 1952 Hawthorne CWC...same as the Flyers, Lux Liners, hiawathas (?), and a ton of others made by CWC at the time. Ive seen a few different headlights on these bikes. Just curious: have you opened up the tank yet, and if so, does the battery tray accept a 6volt lantern battery? Mine does, and i think the delta headlight can be wired to operate off the massive power supply? def20f9e20138f5c7928a78e25190a0d.jpg


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    Nice Gobby trike in the background :).
     
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    Sadly, there is nothing at all in the tank. I am going to be needing everything.

    That is a beautiful bike you have there!
     
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    Thank you! I bought this one for 30.00 dollars in a garage sale. Its my 11 year ild daughters christmas present. It was rough when we got it. We stripped it, cleaned it, put new cables and brakes, then painted it a 57 chevy blue color.

    I know it has no real value but I thought it was cool and I think she will love it lol
     
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