19th April 1920 ()
Mid 1920s Mead made Hawthorne Flyer Bicycle in Excellent Condition. This Beautiful Motorbike has high pressure tires & cad covered wood rims, all original parts in great working order, Amazing enough she could be ridden daily. Hawthorne was the brand name of bikes sold at Montgomery Wards Department Stores and from my research I believe that this is a Mead made bicycle from the mid 1920s. The bike does have a early keyed Westfeld type crank and sprocket lead me to believe the bike is older, so the jury is still out on this one. The bike was patina restored exactly as found and if anybody has more info on this bike I will add to this post.
The bike Has beautiful original paint and parts, cross braced Motorbike handle bars, trussed fork, Headset, Westfield type crank, sprocket, torrington bottom bracket, wald pedals, motorbike fenders, and real nice Diamond Roller Skiptooth Chain. The saddle has seen some use. The bike is a full size adult mens bike with 28″x 1 1/2″ wheels and tubular tires, Nice cad metal covered wood rims with rebuilt Morrow hubs. The wheels are trued and the original tubular tires amazingly hold air. Tubular tires are a tube and tire combo that are one, This was the tire before the separate tube and tire that was invented in 1934. I Have ordered tubular glue for the wheels and soon as I glue the tires to the wheels the bike could be Ridding Daily. Amazing Huh! This Hawthorne Flyer is one of the nicest early bikes I have had in my possession. Now She Can Be Yours!
Click here for Details of the Lux Low Vintage Patina Restoration Process on this Bike.
The Stand is for Display purpose only and is not included with the bike. We do have these stands for sale.