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Old 01-16-16, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Yes, that is correct. Only the bearing with integral retention spring is left attached to the axle. However, it was designed as a more efficient competition pedal and is not intended for recreational use.
Actually, the central springed ball bearing detent retention system on the bearing piece was pretty cool, now that I remember seeing it.....
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Lady Cosmopolitan

Reopening this Old Thread:
A friend of mine was given one of the first Cosmopolitan's from Harlen back in the 70's. He recently took it out of storage to show me.


Early HI-E Cosmopolitan


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Interesting, i never knew Hi-E made a ladies/sport model!

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Old 11-15-21, 07:00 AM
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Interesting, i never knew Hi-E made a ladies/sport model!
There's a chance it is the only one. Great that it has been saved and cared for by a good owner!
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Old 11-15-21, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LarryBSky View Post
Reopening this Old Thread:
A friend of mine was given one of the first Cosmopolitan's from Harlen back in the 70's. He recently took it out of storage to show me.


Early HI-E Cosmopolitan


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that is very interesting!
I hadn't heard of a mixte version either. Likewise, I hadn't heard that Harlan made his own cranks... or at least I'm assuming that those are from Harlan??
Any chance that you've got more photos to share??

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Riveting. All these rare step through bikes popping up, an Eisentraut Limited, this one...
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Old 11-15-21, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
There's a chance it is the only one. Great that it has been saved and cared for by a good owner!
One of a kind, sounds like a good possibility. I noticed the seat cluster on this frame could possibly be a standard cosmopolitan seat cluster turned upside down.
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