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    Hiawatha Ballooner Skip Tooth- Is 1949-ish about right for this one?

    Normally I try to take good quality daytime photos for you guys, but I wanted to share this with you so badly that I just can't wait. It's late, dark, and stormy....
    I fell in love w/ this the minute that I saw it and to me it is painfully cool. I especailly like the primitive stabilizer bars on the front fork. (I will be using it every Wed evening for this: http://www.denvercruisers.com/ride.html )

    I have only been working on it for about 2 hours and have barely had a chance to wipe it down.

    Although some of the features look pre-war to me, the grips and stem look more like late 40's/early 50's so I'm stumped on what the year may be. The front fender also looks like it was drilled at the factory for a headlight. I do not see a serial # anywhere....

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    "Mommy's all right, Daddy's all right, They just seem a little weird"

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    The hubs are a set of New Departure; rear is "Model D" and front is "Model W". Obviously, I'm very happy to have these!

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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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    I've never removed a skiptooth chain. I guess that I can't just use my chain link remover the way I normally do, on any link, and that these have to come off at the master link??

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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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    I forgot to mention the rear facing drops w/ frontside adjuster bolts...

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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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    Anyone? Thoughts on the year?
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    my guess would be around 1940.the dropout adjusters and the "hairpin" seat disappeared rather quickly after WWII.The grips look like replacements;they just don't seem to fit in.Most prewar bike don't have really shiny chrome,it's more of a nickel plate process.I wonder if the bars are replacements also.Love the art deco headbadge.
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