Not sure what I've got...

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by volksportguy72, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. volksportguy72

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    So, I've got this unusual frame, not a cantilever I think, but close? I think it's a Schwinn based on the serial number (B333176, making it a '63) and the Schwinn grips and seat post bolt. Any help would be appreciated!
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    HP Snyder. :|
    Looks like a Shwinn fork as well.
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    I'm leaning away from this being a Schwinn now, nothing from '63 looks even close to this thing. I tried tracking down the HP Snyder name, but couldn't find much. Maybe a Hawthorne? They seem to have the only bike with the twin curved top tubes with no 3rd cantilever tube. Exciting to have something this unique though. I'd really like to see other pictures of ones like mine though.
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    As you wish!
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    60s Snyder built Hawthorne. The tank is just a flat piece of metal, with a chrome 'paperclip' around it. You can always tell later Snyder frames by the four connected holes in the dropouts, looks like the Audi logo. And there should be an 'SE' stamp over the serial. There isn't any serial info out there yet to get a closer date. -Adam
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    Ah-ha!! Mystery mostly solved, as it does have the "Audi logo" and SE stamped near the serial. So, I'm assuming that it's not a hyper-collectible, as in, something I would feel guilty "ratting out", or that I should sell to put my kids through college...
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    What would this style frame be called? It seems very unique, and I haven't seen many like it.
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    its got a huffy style sproket on it.
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    One thing I noticed is that it has a very vertical head tube, is that unusual?
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    -Also built by Snyder, 59-mid 60s. -Adam
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    Just a follow up, this frame is now for sale, looking for about $40.

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