there is one for sale on ebay right now, with an ugly frame repair. The description is something else. Come on, Monark head badge, why call it a Hiawatha?
It is at just under 250.00 + the ride right now.
The choice is yours! Have a bike in your collection that almost no one else does! NOTED FLAWS I got this one just like you see it. (see pics) A RARE opportunity to own a super rare PRE-WAR BIKE! Sold as is simply because it is used.
Here is an original 1930s VINTAGE (The serial number is N45421 and is hand stamped on the cranks housing) men's 1930s HIAWATHA 4-bar cruiser bicycle with 26" wheels. (I believe a Commander? model) This has that cool "Zep" or "Fastback" style frame that people love! With the insanely high price of gas (and the economy being bad) now is the time to ride a cool vintage bike!
*Mens prewar non Schwinn bikes are steadily gaining popularity and are hard to find! This is the perfect starting point for an amazing bicycle!
*This bike has a cool design mens cruiser style frame, original Monark Chicago USA headbadge, (made the popular Silver King) cruiser style seat, (not great, needs total resto) long lucky 7 seat post, unique skiptooth chain and sprockets, and more! The more you look at the frame design, the more you will love it! The frame design is VERY unique and has a great look! It has the rear accommodation for a dropstand kickstand. I was told this one came from the factory with a springer fork!
*This bike has SO MUCH POTENTIAL! These almost never come up for sale and are very unique! The ONLY other one I could find any info on is in my last pic of the listing. (Not exact but close. Pic is for reference only) Add up the value of the parts! There is much more here than you think!
Build it as a rat rod, display bike, or restore it totally. The choice is yours! These NEVER come up for sale! Have a bike in your collection that almost no one else does!
*The tires are 26x2.125". They are very old balloon tires and are bad but look cool in RED! The bike has vintage rims front and rear with a New Departure rear hub!
*The bike is an original SINGLE SPEED with coaster brakes. (pedal slightly backwards to stop the bike)
*DIMENSIONS The distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 19". The center of the handlebar stem to the center of the seat post is approx 22 1/2". The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably. The seat height is easy to adjust.
*NOTED FLAWS I got this one just like you see it. It has been hidden away in storage for a VERY very long time! It would need a total resto for show or enjoy it in its cool "rat rod" type patina! The chrome would need resto to be show quality. (see pics) The frame has some sloppy looking weld by the head tube area. (see pics) A RARE opportunity to own a super rare PRE-WAR BIKE! If you click on any of the pics they get very large to show lots of detail. Please take a look at all pics for exact condition and email with any questions before you bid.
*This appears to be a fairly nice original unmolested bicycle unless otherwise noted. A great bike to ride on relaxing days through the park or to the beach. Also would be a nice item to display in a shop, restaurant, rec room, sports bar, etc. Stand out from the crowd and be the envy of people who see you riding by. People will enjoy seeing you on your vintage bike! A great classic bike at a great price
*Why not ride a bike? You will live longer, feel better, and save $$$ vs of the insanely high cost of gasoline. If you are looking for a fun bike to ride and enjoy this may be it! A nice bike to cruise the beach or your local park! Priced way less than a dime store bike that wont be around 5 years from now, much less 30+ years like this one! Please give this bike a good home and DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Classic bikes are very cool because not everyone on the block has one! People love to see and talk about and ride these classic bikes! They are more popular now than ever before!
*This may be a great Birthday or other special holiday gift for someone! It is never too soon to think ahead and get someone something they may really like!! This starts reasonably with ABSOLUTELY NO RESERVE so bid early and don't miss out! These are getting to be hard to find in any condition and to my knowledge, have not been reproduced.
*Sold as is simply because it is used. I try my very best to describe as accurately as possible and disclose anything I am aware of about the bike. PLEASE NOTE that many of the bikes I list have listed have been in long term storage and have not been regularly ridden in a while.(not a bad thing) They may need standard tuning, greasing, may have old tires, surface rust etc. I try to be as honest as possible and never want to disappoint anyone. If you have any questions regarding any specific things concerning the bike, please feel feel to ASK via emali before you bid. Keep in mind you are bidding on a 30+ year old bike that is not a brand new bicycle so it may need minor tuning, cables or cable adjustment, if tires are original, they may or may not have sidewall cracks, etc. I try to be as honest as I can and disclose anything I know about the bike. I want you to be happy with your new vintage purchase but please understand the bike may need some tlc to be road ready.
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