1939 Hawthorne Snyder Twin Bar Just In

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  1. The Black Monark

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    recent arrival: 1939/1940 Snyder-built Hawthorne standard twin bar. Picture of the Wards catalog page shown below. Not going to restore this one tho :cool2:
    I think a friend can get the lock working, and it looks like the paint might be savable...let's hope!

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    Can't wait to see what you do with it Scott! Keep us posted.:thumbsup:
     
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  5. The Black Monark

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    Thanks folks! As of now I'm thinking:
    • get lock working
    • straighten what needs straightening
    • overhaul headset
    • modern drivetrain
    • custom saddle
    • heed the advice of @fordmike65 and preserve the crust on the original parts...just leave it be :thumbsup:
    Might go "California Special", but we'll see what she says when up on wheels, and what about a stand: side or center...:39:
    I do think we'll need a chain guard tho
     
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    i know a guy that does seats!!
     
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    Beautiful frame
     
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  8. Wildcat

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    I haven't seen that frame before. It looks like a CWC with the curved rear stays, and the illustration is showing shockmaster springers.
     
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    Oh heck yeah Scott, you got to keep the original patina!
     
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  10. The Black Monark

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    Yes indeed, CWC and Snyder made these, but both used the CWC spring fork.
     
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    Here is mine. Got it for $25.
     
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    Dont know what I'll do with it yet.
     

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    Here is a color ad
     

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  14. Wildcat

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    So, the curved chain stays are the CWC frames, and the straight chain stays are the Snyder frames.
     
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    Loop tail!
     
  16. GTV

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    That's an interesting looking frame. Like John Goodman, kinda ugly, but cool. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  17. The Black Monark

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    Well I figured before I spent much time on it I'd better put it together to see if I liked the way it rode.
    Didn't dig it so away it went...on to the next project :thumbsup:
     
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