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1936 M. Wards Hawthorne Bicycle

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Mostly original Hawthorne with all important parts in good condition.

1936 M. Wards Hawthorne Bicycle

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This is a vintage 1936 Wards Hawthorne balloon tire bicycle.  This early balloon bike is almost more moto-bike than balloon tire.  This bike is a nice project and it would be a blast to ride around for fun.  Its all there - the tires hold air, the brake stops you, and the chain is almost supple.  It would be a great ride.

This bike is mostly original - wheels, seat, rear rack, fenders, chainguard, parts - but probably not the handlebar and definitely not the grips or tires.  We do love the jewel grips - and they're in excellent shape. 

Missing the original front light.  There's a big hole in the front fender from the original mount. 

Original color is red and white.  The red is darkening out to more of a brick red, and the white is cracking.  Neither color has smooth or glossy paint, but there are numerous scratches and wear points where the paint is missing. 

Notice the nut tightened collett on the seatpost. 
Fenders are completely round, painted to match, and in decent shape - other than the chewed on ends, couple scratches and a few dents.
Built by H.P. Snyder in Ohio. (crank hanger is lugged, forward leaning fenderstays - flat)

Seat Tube - 19
Top Tube - 23
Stand-over Height - 31ish

Seatpost - L bend solid post
Saddle -  original long spring leather seat, in good shape with some cracking, but overall rideable.  Not comfortable though... leans to the non-drive side
Stem -  short stem, no chrome left, with a slight rise, about 2.5" long with the unique handlebar clamp bolt
Handlebars - Possibly not original cruiser bars, 27" wide, no chrome left, but with some great black grips with red jewels on the ends - good shape and they will slide off without damage
Crankset -  original dogleg crankset with hawthorne skiptooth chainring - looks to have been black at one time or is just missing all the chrome...
Pedals -  very worn, possibly original, block style pedals, loose but still work
hubs - New Departure hubs, front is a W, and the rear is a Model D coaster brake
rims - triple step Lobdell rims, painted gold?... original front and back
skiptooth drivetrain in usable condition

Serial #F109830
Reference #117058

Additional Information

Manufacturer Montgomery Ward
Color Red
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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