Hiawatha Overhaul Project

by michelle bontrager


It pays to be aware of your surroundings. Neighbors of ours were driving through the American MidWest and found this Hiawatha classic cruiser abandoned in a corn field by the side of the road. The Hiawatha suffered from the elements for sure but with our full overhaul package it is now a rideable American classic.

Art Deco design elements influenced this Head Badge art work

Art Deco design elements influenced this Head Badge art work

original chainring with chain

original chainring with chain

Original wheel set and hubs

Original wheel set and hubs

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” John F. Kennedy

When the Seminole Hiawatha was wheeled into our shop it was a bit bent and not rideable. Ethan proceeded to take remove every component from the frame in order clean, straighten, and properly lubricate all of the vital parts. He succeeded in keeping the bicycle intact as a fun, rideable cruiser for the streets of Denver.

Overhauled:

both hubs

headset

bottom bracket

New Parts:

grips

bent crank was replaced

(owner replaced pedals and tires previously)