1965 Hawthorne Lightweight Townie

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1965 Hawthorne Lightweight Townie

Postby BIGDCYCLES » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:58 am

A couple pics of my recent swap meet find. These were built for Hawthorne by Rollfast (Snyder). This is my second Hawthorne build and they are growing on me. This one will have the look of a well worn gentleman's bicycle with skinny tires, front and rear brakes, 3 speed, fenders, and possibly racks and or baskets.

Picture of the bike as found and one of the wheels in the polishing process.
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Re: 1965 Hawthorne Lightweight Townie

Postby Tomcat65 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:11 pm

I like those old bikes.
But Big D, I think that right pedal might be shot. You might check that out some time between polishing wheels :D
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Re: 1965 Hawthorne Lightweight Townie

Postby to the beach » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:13 pm

Nice looking middleweight cruiser, not for any sake of disbelief, however I believe that will come back to life quite well. There looks like enough paint for a soft restore.
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Re: 1965 Hawthorne Lightweight Townie

Postby BIGDCYCLES » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:03 am

to the beach wrote:Nice looking middleweight cruiser, not for any sake of disbelief, however I believe that will come back to life quite well. There looks like enough paint for a soft restore.

It might come back fairly well, will have some patina though, it is candy apple which is pretty thin over a silver base


Tomcat65 wrote:I like those old bikes.
But Big D, I think that right pedal might be shot. You might check that out some time between polishing wheels :D

Yep, that one is toast, I do not care for rat traps anyway.
Mongoose Deception 29er, Triace AL 2.1 26", Vintage SS Conversion 27", Schwinn Criss Cross Mixte 26", Mongoose X-COM 700c (Project Xtreme Commuter)
BMX: 1998 Royce Union Vert X, 2000 Mosh Method, 2006 Redline Romp, 2007 Diamondback Joker
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