WANTED:   Sears Screamer chrome rear seat reflector posted by: Joe on 11/27/2006 at 12:47:26 PM
Sears Screamer chrome rear seat reflectorI need the one with 3 reflecors complete and in good shape
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WANTED:   Sears Screamer chrome rear seat reflector posted by: Joe on 11/27/2006 at 12:47:26 PM
Sears Screamer chrome rear seat reflectorI need the one with 3 reflecors complete and in good shape
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   RE:WANTED:   Sears Screamer chrome rear seat reflector posted by Joe on 12/1/2006 at 4:49:04 AM
Sorry my e mail is jbgb39@yahoo.com thanks!
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FOR SALE:   Vintage balloon tanks posted by: Joe on 11/27/2006 at 8:42:31 AM
I have a
Monark Hoilday horn tank, pre war Cleveland Welding and a Motobike tool box tank for sale
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Vintage balloon tanks posted by Gordon on 11/27/2006 at 5:18:11 PM
Tried to send you an email but it was returned as undeliverable.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   updating 60s bike posted by: Ed. Torbeck on 11/26/2006 at 11:15:57 AM

I have a nice, probley 60s era, single speed cruiser bike that I would like to update as a winter project. I think it was made by the Cleveland Welding Company, but has no badges and has been repainted in the past.

I am wanting to put a three speed hub with coaster brake and a springer front fork on it.
Is this a feasable project?
I would like to hear from any one who is knowledgable and perhaps have done the conversion.

thanks for your reply,

Ed.
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   updating 60s bike posted by Gordon on 11/26/2006 at 4:47:15 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. If you get a springer, make sure you get one with the correct length steering tube. You will need to find a 3 speed coaster brake hub with the correct number of spoke holes (most likely 36). I occassionally find these hubs on bikes at the local thrift shop.
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   updating 60s bike posted by Ken on 11/28/2006 at 11:43:52 AM
Very feasible and fun. I have a hot rod Flightliner with 3-speed coaster. I used a Shimano 333 hub mostly because I had one, but also they are said to be less prone to missed shifts and slippage than the Sturmey-Archer. I also used a twist grip shifter.
As Gordon hints, you may have to build up a wheel; I don't recall any ballooner or middlewight 3-speed that had a coaster, but who knows? Wheel building is the second most satisfying activity there is.
I found that the ratios available were a little high for my advanced age, so I installed a smaller chainwheel, which does the trick and gives it a custom look.
Note to Gordon- I hope you're stashing those hubs. They are getting fewer and farther between.

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AGE / VALUE:   vintage? posted by: simon on 11/25/2006 at 12:19:25 PM
I'm hoping that someone out there can help me with the vintage, make and value of a bicycle that I have picked up. The serial number reads 37859HAW. The HAW leads me to believe that it's a HAWTHORNE , but the head badge reads WESTERN FLYER western auto stores. I don't believe that everything on the bike is original, but of the saame vintage. I have search the web to find any pictures and info, but have come up short in my efforts. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Simon
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   vintage? posted by Gordon on 11/26/2006 at 5:47:04 AM
Many of the balloon tire Hiawatha, Hawthorne and Western Flyers were built by the same company, Cleveland Welding. They were all identical bikes with the exception of the headbadges, decals and in some cases the headlights were different. I don't know if that explains the situation with your bike, but it could be they ran short of frames for a Western Flyer run and just used some Hawthornes they had on hand.
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