Truss Frame I.D. Help Please!

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New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 6, 2016
3,488
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Some of you may have seen this bike previously in the general section of the forum posted by Buck Hughs. Anyway this one has me stumped as to who built it? Any thoughts are appreciated. It has offset badge holes with the hole on the right lower than the left side. The fork and head tube have remains of nickel plating. I can’t find a serial number anywhere; I am guessing the numbers and name on the bottom bracket are for police registration. The underside of the fork crown is different from anything I have seen. Thank you for any help!

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bentwoody66

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 4, 2008
2,826
54
Middletown Ohio
Hawthorne Marathon?????

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New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 6, 2016
3,488
50
Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.BrantMackley.com
Hawthorne Marathon?????

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Thank you for your input Kenny. I believe the Marathon used three screws to secure the badge, at least that is what the catalog image shows. Does anyone own a Marathon or a badge to confirm this? Also this chain ring is 72 teeth whereas the Marathon's claim to fame was an 80 tooth chain ring; the rear cog is slightly different as well. It appears Hawthorne offered that model in a roadster frame style, not a truss frame.

 

Ricker

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 15, 2020
25
Colorado Springs
Looks like a Great Western bottom bracket- at least the adjustable cone. Doesn't look like fauber anything else though
Sorry not much help...
 

Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
883
Marinette, Wisconsin
I think it’s possible it’s a Simmons LaClede. That badge hole looks to be in a similar spot.
my guess. I have a 1918 Westminster with the same fork and lock nut. That’s my guess. Sadly I never tracked down exactly what manufacturer made them.
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New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 6, 2016
3,488
50
Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.BrantMackley.com
Thank you Glenn and Lester! It also is blue with gold pins which matches the advertisement Lester has posted. Anyone have a badge available to try out?
 

gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
848
Alameda, CA
Thank you Glenn and Lester! It also is blue with gold pins which matches the advertisement Lester has posted. Anyone have a badge available to try out?
Thats "Hudson Blue" and what a fine looking wheel! Now you need some other nice Keen Kutter items to mount on it. I wonder if that catalog has a page of Ken Kutter brand lights and bells?
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Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Jun 13, 2018
1,650
Los Angeles, CA, USA
I believe that Snyder may be the manufacturer; and agree with E.C. Simmons badges most likely.
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Not sure if Miami made bikes for Simmons as well, maybe prior to Snyder, or if they used the same or similar badges(?).
 
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lgrinnings

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 31, 2010
917
Newburyport, MA
I'm guessing this is the badge you need. You can see the offset screws. It's funny, but my first thought when looking at the bike was Hudson by Miami, but the badge holes were clearly wrong. It may be coincidence, but the script and banner style of this badge is at least similar to the Hudson Badge and the color of the bike, according to the catalog, is Hudson Blue (obviously this could be referencing the river i.e. Potomac Blue, but still interesting details).

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