Identify this frame... factory Shaw

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DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 21, 2017
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Erie, KS, United States
Shaw did not make thier own frames so I am asking the question as to which company did? Here is a picture of the chain drive H20 super. Please identify the pieces and parts as you can and let us know.

The clues we have from the factory paperwork is the seat mast top edge down is 20 inches. And the handle bars are "Motorcycle".
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dave the wave

I live for the CABE
May 22, 2006
1,547
planet earth
maybe bike manuf. like schwinn,westfield,crown.then they would put their headbadge on it.what you need is a tall frame so your motor can fit in.like this bike.

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DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 21, 2017
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Erie, KS, United States
Was hoping for some ppl here to take a shot at figuring out what they used by the picture and I could search for those parts. Any tall frame will work but few are pretty. And I wont invest in this without some style.
 

DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 21, 2017
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Erie, KS, United States

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
23,194
Chicago area west
well, that shape and size tank opening is Mead (Schwinn), or Shelby as far as I've seen. 1920's to 1934
Saddle looks like Troxel, bars are tillers.
I'm leaning toward Mead as the fender supports look Mead.
 
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Nickinator

Riding my '38 Deluxe Bluebird
Jul 21, 2011
5,697
Mpls, MN
probably has a gas cap on the other side of the tank. guessing no tank door on it. but the rear dropouts and fork stand out to me as excelsior.

Nick.

same tank opening as Black beauty also right Nick?
 

dave the wave

I live for the CABE
May 22, 2006
1,547
planet earth
I agree with kreika the bike in the shaw ad could be anything.what shaw did was had bicycles ship to them from various manuf. and they would put their engine and tank in them.or you could order the kit and put it on your bicycle of choice.
 
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DJF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 21, 2017
183
50
Erie, KS, United States
I agree with kreika the bike in the shaw ad could be anything.what shaw did was had bicycles ship to them from various manuf. and they would put their engine and tank in them.or you could order the kit and put it on your bicycle of choice.
Fantastic responses, thank you!
I agree, however the artist was representing what at that time 1919-24 would be possibly available from the factory.
We do not plan on making a "factory" bike like some and pass it off as one, I think the fact of having this documented kit gives me the huge possibility to create something quite grand.

My goal is for the Shaw to be correct as possible, but from the point of the bike I am able to build what I like as it was a kit added to whatever the buyer had.

So now I ask what would be the fanciest, grandest or most interesting bike to use that would be 21+ frame.
I am hoping to add the front leaf spring forks, not coil, if anyone knows the makers of these as well.
 

sam

I live for the CABE
May 24, 2006
1,483
San Antonio, United States
The ranger frames used the internal reinforcements same as Shaw advertised for their frames.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
23,194
Chicago area west
Question is, what manufacturer was closest to Galesburg Kansas? There may lie the answer. Or it could be who won the builder bid.
 
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