10th March 1955 ()
This 1955 Metallic Golden Brown (One Year Only) Hawthorne Ballooner Bicycle was manufactured by DP Harris, is Commonly known as a Rollfast. Hawthorne was the Name of the Bicycles carried by Montgomery Ward. This Model was Carried and Sold for about 7 Years (Usually in Gray and Red). The Metallic, Golden Brown was Only Offered in 1955, and from what I can tell, this Rack was Only Offered in 1955 also.
This is a Full Size Men’s Adult Ballooner Bike With Big, Cushy New 26″x 2.125 ” Goodyear Pattern, Ballooner Black Wall Tires. It has a Unique Rollfast Springer Fork and Construction. The Paint is the Original, Metallic, Golden Brown Paint in Beautiful Condition. The Cream appears to be Touched Up and the Tank and Chainguard Appear to be Repainted. This Bicycle has the Delta Directional Signals. It Has Been Totally Rebuilt with New, Rebuilt Departure Hubs and the Wheels Trued. The Bicycle has been Inspected, Straightened, Detailed, and has Repacked Bearings. The Seat is a Nice, Newer Pearsons Deluxe Saddle.
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