Posted by: Mark TITLE: BALLOON: What is it?
I~m trying to identify an old bike I have. It has a number stamped on the bottom bracket 348819 the numbers are as irregularly spaced as possible. It has a spring in the headtube, with an external knee action set up. The drop outs point nearly straight back, and between the seat and chain stays is a threaded adjustment screw. mesinger seat, new depasrture hub, hunt wilde grips, 200 on pedal rubber. the chain guard has a long bullet shape on it with ribs rounding the chain wheel. Anyone know what it is?
Posted by Gordon
Shelby made bike, possibly was badged as a Hiawatha. Made for only a few years in the early 1940~s with the hidden springer which was called a "Shockease".
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