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Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by DeuceWheeler, May 21, 2012.

  1. DeuceWheeler

    DeuceWheeler

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    Hey everyone,
    I picked up this beast on CL for $30.
    Any idea what it is? What vintage?
    I looked around and was thinking it could be a higgins, but really am just guessing.

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  2. Jpromo

    Jpromo

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    Hawthorne badged bike built by HP Snyder, circa early 50s. Snyder was one of the two companies that supplied Rollfast along with DP Harris. Hawthornes were also supplied by CWC. So if you look up early 50s Rollfasts, you'll see half that look about like this, and then some early 50s Hawthornes would look like this.

    Assuming the chainring is original, you have a Hawthorne there. Is there a headbadge ghost?
     
  3. DeuceWheeler

    DeuceWheeler

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    Thanks! Much appreciated.

    I could not see a headbadge ghost. I will look closer when I get home.

    thanks again.
     

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