| howdy. i have an old hawthorne, but don't know its vintage or its value. any ideas?|
| Have you aquired any info on your hawthorne. I believe i have the same bike in red. I am trying to get info on the style/year to rebuild. I saw a picture in the picture archives of a 1961 mont. wards bike that looks exactly like mine, but i wanted to confirm it and start aquiring parts.., thanks|
| I`m in need of some info to help date a CCM Columbia bike.I`ve searched all over the net with no luck.Mabey someone here can help.Not sure which parts are original but they might be all.# on the seat tube.1B7740|
It`s a 28" wheeled frame.Double bent top tubes.Seat stays bolted at the seat tube riveted at the chain stays.The rest is lugged.Truss rod fork.Clad wheels.Perry B100 coaster.7/8" 7 seat post.1 3/4" BB shell with 3 sided taper spindle.
| Someonw posted a message a week or two ago, either under this topic or maybe it was the musclebikes topic, who said he had a list of CCM serial numbers.|
| Thanks much.I`ll check into it.|
| Oh yeah, the number stamped into bottom of crank bearing housing on the "880" Speed Cruiser is J44098 if that's any help....|
| Need some help with vintage of this one. It's a Ladies Firestone "880" Speed Cruiser. Aluminum neck tube plate bears number 9A162(lower brad)988. Crank sprocket decorated with 3 large alternating with 3 small 'star' cutouts. Pedal end caps marked with star on dome and stamped 'Excel Inc. U.S.A.'. Each pedal has 2 star brads on each of the braces. Rear brake marked "Perry B-100 England". Bike has flat cargo rack over rear mudguard with chrome support/ mount bracing. Front mudguard has additional chrome rack each side, from axle to neck tube. Headlamp marked "Delta Hawk", rear reflector stamped "NTD 52" on backside. Bike appears to have been Green & White. Now, nice Turquoise patina with 'cracked eggshell white'. Rims, saddle, handgrips all appear original. "Tank" has built in horn button. Horn works, but sticks in 'on' position. Looks almost like Deluxe Cruiser or "500" Cruiser but designated "880 Speed Cruiser. I've replaced tires and drive chain only. Any help with year ? Trying to upload photos now.|