Prewar Hiawatha

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Just Jeff

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I bought this bike about 15 years ago for the lofty sum of 5 bucks! Threw some cheapo chrome fenders on it and rode it for a few years. Then it got put into storage. Fast forward to about 5 years ago when I pulled it out of storage and loaned it to a friend who wanted a bike to ride. Unfortunately, said friend left it outside. Didn’t tell me this, I found out when I went over to visit one day. Bikes paint was shot. Chrome was gone. Sad day for me.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I drug it out to start working on it. This is where I shall start the build. Frame is stripped to bare metal now. Need to fix a few dents before it gets some paint. Front forks are stripped and painted, ready to go. Chain guard is ready to be stripped. And I believe I found a correct rear rack for it.

What I know about it. Prewar Gambles Hiawatha. Shelby built. Original Shock ease springer fork. Original chain guard. Everything else I’ll be searching for...

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Just Jeff

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Original wheels were gone when I got the bike. It has Schwinn s2 from the ‘70’s on it
 

Just Jeff

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Not a whole lot of progress today. But I did get my front fender dimpled to clear the fork legs, and got the new attachment point drilled. Still need to find my curved fender braces, but I think all the parts are now ready for minor bodywork and paint.
Getting busy at work so my progress may slow down, but I’ll post pics when I get more done
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Just Jeff

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Took a break from the Hiawatha today. Still need to get some brazing material together to fill the dents in the frame. Should be back to working on it next week though.

Did a little work on a JC Higgins that was given to me over the weekend. First pic is how I got it. Second pic is how it looks today.
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