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Old 12-23-2010, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: Is this a Colson or what?

it's a Hiawatha. early 40's

fromDave's Vintage Bicycles hiawatha.htm :

Hiawatha brand bicycles were sold by the Gambles Hardware stores. Most Hiawatha bicycles were manufactured by the Cleveland Welding Company or the Shelby Manufacturing Company, however some were made by Murray of Ohio and Huffman Mfg. The most sought after Hiawatha bicycle is the late 1930's Arrow model, built by Shelby. It featured extreme styling and was similar to the Shelby Airflow model.
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