Leopard seat Hawthorne

Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by MantonSmith, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    IMG_20171009_154258836.jpg Picked up this 3 speed Hawthorne today with a minty seat. What year would this be and who made it?
     
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  2. #2 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Hawthorne's are Rollfast bikes, both are made by the same company. Not sure on year, 66 maybe? Nice bike! Sportsmaster.jpg rollfast jet american.jpg
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    There are a few of these out there - I would guess 1964-66 made by Rollfast for Montgomery Wards under their Wards Hawthorne brand. Its interesting to note that I've seen these with two different style dropouts. There are ones like the above pictures, but then rollfast made some frames with a long slot above the axle dropouts. See this thread to see the different frames.

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/monkey-ward-and-sears-catalogs.89245/#post-716511
     
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  4. #4 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Really screams mid 60's. Neat bike.
     
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