favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Custom 1939 Hawthorne 6 Bar - $1800 (Midway City)

123456789101112131415161718192021222324

bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: cruiser
brake type: coaster
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: Stretched
handlebar type: cruiser
make / manufacturer: Hawthorne
model name / number: 6bar
serial number: 1
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 26 in

more ads by this user

after restoring a 5 bar Zep for a friend, I thought, "why didn't Hawthorne make a 6 bar?"

So I made one myself.

It started off as a CWC '39 girls carcass, and I chopped off the rear end, mated the downtube to the seat tube for the curve, then welded 6 bars up front to create my masterpiece.

It has the original '39 headbadge, fenders, curved fender struts, chainguard, kickstand, chain tensioners, hearts skiptooth sprocket and dogleg cranks with Torrington 8 pedals.

Inch pitch chain in perfect condition.

Original drop center rims, new stainless spokes, with a New Departure front hub, and a finned Musselman coaster in the rear.

New Duro blackwall tires.

Brooks B66S saddle.

Wald Longhorn Bars with Hunt Wilde grips, and a girly single bolt stem. And a Ping bell, made in France.

Fork struts are handmade, and has the original Hawthorne top plate.

And an awesome jet plane fender ornament.

Blue Paint and Orange pinstripes make this bike really stand out.

Rides perfect. I mean, it's probably the best riding cruiser I've ever had. Laid back, smooth, no clunks, no creaks, no problems.

The ultimate head turner. Even the hardcore classic bike purists love it.

So why am I selling it? Well, for money, obviously. And I just don't ride it as much as it deserves. It's been gathering dust in my living room.

But, I'm not desperate to get rid of it. So save your low offers and crappy trades for the Schwinn guys...

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6956593961

posted:

updated:

best of [?]