16th August 1940 ()
Radical Hiawatha Rat Rod Cruiser Bike with Wicked Patina, a Shelby AirFlo Frame, ShockEase Fork, Skiptooth Drive & Long Tank. This Bike was originally made by Shelby Bicycles for the Gambles Department Stores. Gambles was one of Shelbys Biggest customers, selling Bikes that were badged and branded as Hiawatha’s. This Hiawatha Rat Rod is adorned with some of Shelbys top features and a Patina to make her one Bad Rat Ride.
This Deluxe Rat Rod ballooner bike has the top end Shelby AirFlo Frame, ShockEase Fork ( The Shock Ease is a Springer fork that has the spring in the Head Tube, and Yes, Canondale was not the first to use a head tube shock System). The Bike also has a Cool Shelby Long Tank and Skiptooth Chain and Drive. This Rat Rod is a full size adult bike and has Rebuilt 26″ x 2.125″ Dropcenter wheels with New Departure hubs and new Goodyear pattern Black wall Balloon tires. She’s a Bad Rat Rod with Much Style ready to Rock & Ride!
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