SOLD 26" Wards Hawthorne, Cleveland Welding Company made frame early 1950s

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  1. irideiam

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    This original paint balloon tire frame has sweet patina and it's in great shape with no rust through, bends or repairs. This only small issue is that the old seat post wedge is stuck in the seat tube. I decided to just leave it because it was not in the way and allowed the seat post to be lowered enough into the frame for strength.

    Wards Hawthorne branded head badge, Cleveland Welding Company Frame, early 1950s.

    $150 Shipped.

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  2. ind-chuckz

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    That's a sweet frame...
     
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  4. Phil Fink

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    Any closer pictures of the unique fork crown(?), looks huge!
     
  5. irideiam

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    Not that big, it's just a chrome cap. I will take some pics and send them to you later this evening. Here's a picture of the original bike. 1.jpg
     
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    Seat post wedge?
     
  7. irideiam

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    Some of the early seat posts were designed like stems with tensioning wedges. The top of the seat tube has a tensioning cap so, I used a conventional seat post and the Schwinn clamp in the frame picture. It uses a 13/16" Schwinn size seat post, I used a sold aluminum one for strength as I had it built up as a klunker. Click on pics below for full image.
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    I had no idea. It's clever to get it to sit still in the tubing, I'd just never heard of this before. That's really something, thank you!
     
  9. irideiam

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    $150 shipped?
     
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    Would trade for a 21"-23" frame size (measurement "A" in diagram) complete vintage lightweight city bike. Something like a Schwinn, Columbia or Raleigh, but open to others. Please PM me offers. Thanks

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    I thought they all had 5/8ths seat posts before forward facing dropouts. I learn something new every day.

    With original paint, I'd get it in a second if I wasn't living in Hawaii.

    You can pinpoint the exact year from the serial number on the bottom bracket.
     
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    I've seen some similar bikes with a 5/8" solid post in split bushings that fit the 13/16" clamp.
     
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    Hello Irideiam... would you be interested in a trade for a Schwinn LeTour 23" road bike from the '80's ??
    It is a lugged frame when Schwinn was made in Japan. It has original red paint in so-so paint condition.
    It has aluminum rim wheels with 27X1 1/8 tires. It has Shimano 600 derailuers and bar-end shifters.
    I can get you pictures over the weekend. If you'd be interested in a trade for your MW CWC frame & fork that would be great.
    We have had some "bike biz" history already together about 1 year ago.... Let me know ..... CCR Dave
     
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    Shoot me some pictures, I'll PM you my number. Thanks
     
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    Someone needs too buy themselves a Christmas present!!:dance2:
     

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