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1992 Hawk F-20 L

1992 Hawk F-20 L

"The Pawn Shop Hawk". I found this sitting outside a pawn shop. It was chained up by the side of the road with other bikes, toolboxes and garden equipment. It had been siting there for a year and a half before I rescued it last week. Everyday, rain or shine it was dragged outside with all the other stuff for sale, and every night it was dragged back inside. At first I thought it was the ugliest thing I had ever seen, because of the square tubing. I thought it was some sort of Wal-Goose. I had no idea what a Hawk bike was until my son did a Google search. The bike was in the back of my car a short time later. It had some rusty bolts, a hideous seat, and cheapo tires, but you could see that it was born to race. I took it home, and dis-mantled it very carefully. The crank arms, chain and non-plated bolts were put in an oxy bath. The frame, fork and everything else received a good scrubbing with Dawn dish detergent and hot water. The Renthal aluminum bars and D/K stem received some Mother's polish. I changed the seat to a blue Viscount Dyna because the blue matched the original Hawk decals perfectly. I installed some black Comp III style tires because those were still around when this bike was assembled in 1992 or so I am assuming. I also changed the grips to blue and the brake cable housing to white.  The last thing I changed, was to move the front wheel to the rear slots in the dual drop out forks as the front position looked too "chopperish" to me. She rides like a dream with the 45-15 gearing and 165 MM crank arms. 

Submitted by Shotgun

  • Race
  • Company: Hawk
  • Model: F-20 L
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 21.125
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details -1992 Hawk F-20 L aluminum race frame and fork. -Renthal aluminum race bars. -D/K stem. -D/K grips. -GT HEADSET. -Profile 4th generation 165mm crank set /w sealed bearings. -Profile Rip Saw 45 tooth sprocket. -Araya front rim w/ TNT hub. -Sun Mistral rear rim w/ D/K hub. -15 tooth rear freewheel. -Crupi "square" pedals. -Pitbul brake set. -Viscount Dyna seat. - Chrome moly seat post. -TNT seat post clamp. - Comp III style tires- 20 x 1.75 rear, 20 x 2.125 front.

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