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Posted by: Michael swanson TITLE: AGE / VALUE:   trailblazer
I have just found a very old bicycle,it has 28"rims by 1.5 and the rear hub is greaseable or add oil? the head plate says trailblazer with the word trail above the word blazer.also has some rods going down from just below the handle bars to the axle hub on the front tire. Also of importance is : I has a double bar from below the seat running forward to the neck ruffly about 5" below the main bar, one above the other. IT looks alot like a 1905 red indian on ebay, but havent been able to indentify this bike Help me please!
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Posted by Rif
AH-HA!!!!
HAWTHORNE!!!
I was thinking Mead Pathfinder; I believe it to be Hawthorne, as my good friend Die has a Hawthorne Trailblazer in her collection. Her bike is roughly early 1920~s.
I~m 95% positive on this...
Rif
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Posted by Rif
I think you may be right on the money with this one Sam, but I can~t for the life of me recall if it is in fact Mead.
There is a certain ring to it though...
Rif
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Posted by sam
May be compleatly off on this,but seems I recall seeing on ebay a Mead catalog with trailblazer in it.Wouldn~t have Mead of Chicago on that badge would it?--sam
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Posted by Ken
Take a picture and email it to the wheelmen library (instructions at thewheelmen.org)
Their list of 3000+ US brands 1890-1918 does not include Trailblazer. Features you describe were characteristic of bikes up til the balloon boom ca 1930. Good luck, let us know what you learn.
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