Antique Wards Hawthorne V-50 Bicycle 1942 Wartime Victory Bike
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Sold Date: 12/10/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Transportation and Vehicles
Hawthorne, made approximately 1942. It was offered as a pared down model sans chrome or nickel plating. Research tells us it was a model V-50, or Victory Bike. The handle bar was painted black. The saddle with it appears to be previously restored. The seat post is NOS with original zinc plating. The tires are hard and probably not servicable. It appears that the bike is as complete as it was when new, plus the clear evidence of time and light rust. The bike is described as best as I can. Ask questions. What you see is what you get.Local pick up or please make arrangements for shipping. I will do what I can to help. Winning bidder, if you cannot pick up locally please discuss shipping before payment. Pay Pal only. Note about shipping: For the cost of materials, probably about $20.00, I will box the bike (wheels off) and transport to a nearby motor carrier or if UPS will accept, to a UPS terminal. If UPS will not accept the oversized package, please research a way to get the package to you which is best for you. Payment for shipping is your respomsibility. RS Note about tires and tubes: I was mistaken in believing these wheels took single tube type tires from the early 1900's. They are clincher type with separate replacable inner tubes, and readily available. 26 X 1.375" The bike now has its original wartime tires made by Gillette Tire Co. They would probably not hold the pressure of 60 PSI originally required for them. Northern Tool and Equipment has new replacement tires in this size for under $13.00
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