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  1. peterpants

    Rustic Hiawatha

    Hey all! Hoping someone can help me identify this louvered long tank skiptooth Hiawatha that followed me home today. Serial number J07273 with a bendix hub. Thanks for looking!
  2. Degoragon

    [Build idea] 1941 Hiawatha...... 10 Speed?

    As you know, I had managed to pull an old 1941 Hiawatha (Shelby Flying Cloud) bike out of the weeds in my own backyard. Well, I had been thinking some possible directions to go with it. One involved simply using 1960's schwinn pedal cranks and pieces to replace the rusted pieces. This got me...
  3. Degoragon

    Right in my backyard.....Literally! 1941 Hiawatha (shelby Flying Cloud )

    So, not too long ago, I was walking in my backyard, and I spotted this leaning beside a fallen in shed. So I pulled it out of the weeds to get a better look. From what I have found, it is a 1941 (approx.) Hiawatha, built by Shelby, and sold at Gamble's Department stores. It looks identical to...
  4. Degoragon

    Hello from Missouri!

    Just a laid back young man who has gotten into vintage bicycles, particularly after finding a 1941 Hiawatha (re-badged Shelby Flying Cloud) in my own backyard. I am also working on a project involving a 1968 Sears (Sturmy-Archer?) 3-speed I picked up at a swap meet. This seems like a good...
  5. Flying Zombie

    Re re reintroduction

    Flying Zombie (FZ) is back! Hello seasoned vets and newcomers alike! Some of you, many of you here in the forums are old friends and the lot of you rookies will likely carry that same trait for me and one another over time. I've been in the hobby about five or six years now, owning everything...
  6. 20180101_165119



    SOLD 1953 Hiawatha badged CWC built Flying Falcon 3 speed

    1953 Hiawatha badged, CWC built Flying Falcon 3 speed with new brake pads front and rear, Brampton 3 speed hub. This bike was only made for 2 years, so there's not that many out there. This was their answer for the people that didn't want a 3 speed balloon tire Schwinn. It's a rider as is and...
  8. horsefarmer

    1946 Huffman built Hiawatha confirmed 1956 model

    Picked this up at Iola, WI old car show and swap. Serial starts with 6H so I believe it is 1946 model. Oldest bike I've owned. Seems like a Huffy Mainliner built for Gambles stores. Bike has very rotten middleweight 26" tires. Fender clearance seems tight for 2.125 rubber, were they building...
  9. ratrodz

    REDUCED Hiawatha fender ornaments

    These are reproduction Hiawatha Arrow fender ornaments. Limited availability on these! These are made from aluminum, some polished and some patina'd. $100.00 + shipping each, shipped from albuquerque nm PayPal only please.
  10. Kevin Larson

    Gambles Hiawatha and western flyer

    Need help with years and rough value of these bikes, couldn't find a good serial number lookup tool. I'll get some more close ups when I get them cleaned up but I figured this would get it started. 1) Gambles Hiawatha - no horn in tank 2) western flyer sonic flyer - tanks with lights Thanks!