DILLIGAF Shelby "Bareflow" (formerly Hiawatha Arrow)

Feb 4, 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF build

Thanks for the insight guys. I'm agreeing with the Hiawatha Arrow. Photos online show a tank and chain guard very similar to the tank and chain guard that I have for this bike. Mine are ROUGH. No headbadge holes. Anyone know if this bike would have had a skiplink chain originally?



 
Feb 4, 2013
14
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF Hiawatha Arrow

Parts gathering continues. Chain guard, rack and tank original to the bike. I am not going to use the tank. Anyone interested?





 
Feb 4, 2013
14
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF Hiawatha Arrow

Thanks for the private messages, and sorry for not getting to them sooner. Members have been upfront and honest with their interest. Frame, fork and tank going to 55tbird. Frame switch to come for the DILLIGAF build by the end of the week.
 
Feb 4, 2013
14
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF Hiawatha Arrow

I did not mean for my build thread to turn into an auction or sale. As previously mentioned, frame, fork and tank are going to 55tbird. Thanks to all those who expressed interest in any of my build parts. Hope to get back to my build soon.
 
Jun 10, 2011
241
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Buford GA
Re: DILLIGAF Hiawatha

Here's what these great looking bikes look like when restored for anyone who has never seen one. To me it is one of the ultimate factory bikes ever from a design perspective top to bottom, everything flows with a fluidity not seen today.

 
Feb 4, 2013
14
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF Shelby Bareflow (formerly Hiawatha)

I worked out a deal with 55tbird on my Hiawatha Arrow parts. I'm going to use the one bike change rule,

"TRADITIONAL" BUILD OFF RULES
1. You can only enter one bike in the build off (can change bikes once if needed),

and use a Shelby Airflow frame. Photos to be added soon.
 
Feb 4, 2013
14
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Milwaukee, WI
Re: DILLIGAF NOW Shelby "Bareflow" (formerly Hiawatha)

Back in action. Here's the new pile of parts and a partial mock up. My rear hub and chain ring are both skiptooth, and I don't have a chain. What's the best source for a skiptooth chain? Is it possible to run any other sort of non-skiptooth chain on what I've got?



 
Mar 25, 2013
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Re: DILLIGAF NOW Shelby "Bareflow" (formerly Hiawatha)

The best source for a skiptooth chain is another bike that you paid less than fifty bucks for, which seems to be the going rate on eBay these days. Second best source is to ask around here, maybe someone has a secret stash - especially if you have something to trade. (You should have held out for a chain when you put the tank up for grabs.) Parts are sometimes easy, sometimes hard to come by. There's always craigslist, too where folks don't know what they have. Good luck w the build, I dig that frame. Looking good so far.

People sometimes restore old chains by slow-cooking them in heavy weight gear oil on a hot plate outdoors - less than 150 degrees for a few hours. Be careful, and mind the stench. The heat expands the metal so the gear oil can penetrate into the tight spots. I'm about to try it myself on a couple of old skiptooth chains. I think one might be salvageable and I don't have much hope for the other. I'll be posting the experiment over on my build thread.