Own a piece of FMCBW ride-able history
This bicycle began its life in the early 1960’s as a Hawthorne 3-speed. Hawthorne
was the house brand of the historic American mail order/department store retailer
Montgomery Wards.A time when one could buy a quality bicycle
from a department store.
The Hawthorne has been with the FMCBW since our first location on north
University Drive. However, with each move more and more of the original parts
were lost. Rather than relegate this beautiful lugged, English-made, steel frame to
recycling we decided on a full FMCBW customization.
Frame was stripped to bare metal and powder coated
Bottom bracket shell was chased and faced for a modern sealed-bearing
Mirror-polished crankset with Surly stainless steel chain ring.
Hand-built All City/Sun Rims/DT Swiss wheel set
Flip-Flop hub: ride fixed or free!
Civia bamboo fenders
Many other new parts
This bicycle is truly one of a kind. Own a piece of history and support the FMCBW! The Hawthorne will be up for silent auction, this Friday at Art in Action.