Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

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Hiawatha 3 Speed

I’ve never heard of this brand…

$_2220 33 2453Here’s what Dave’s Vintage Bicycles has to say about the Hiawatha brand:

“Hiawatha brand bicycles were sold by Gambles Hardware stores from the 1930′s through the 1970′s. Most Hiawatha bicycles were manufactured by the Cleveland Welding Company or the Shelby Cycle Company, however some were made by Murray Ohio and Huffman Manufacturing. 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.”

Below is the 1938 Arrow model.

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3 responses

  1. I had a three speed Hiawatha men’s bike exactly like a CCM Galaxie or Raleigh. Bought it new at MacLeods Hardware Store in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1975. Green with chrome fenders. Only real unique feature was an early version of the twist grip shifter for the Sturmey Archer rear hub.

    January 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

  2. Send me your email and I will respond. I’ll post any photos you care to share.

    January 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    • Curtis

      Sorry, email is: curton@tbaytel.net but don’t have any photos of the Hiawatha.

      June 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm

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