Hi-E Cosmopolitan
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Model: Cosmopolitan
Brand: Hi-E
Category: Road Race
Years: 1970 - 1972
Country: United States
Production: Individual Hand Crafted
Sold As: Complete Bicycle, Bare Frameset
Material: Aluminum
Construction: Riveted
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: The Alterkakker on 11/03/15
Updated By: The Alterkakker on 08/04/16
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Model General Information
Production dateline established using a combination of the January 1971 Bicycling! magazine article Harlan wrote and the price lists that listed the Cosmopolitan as available only through about mid-1972.

John, Harlan's son shared that only 22 serially-numbered Cosmopolitan lug sets were cast, and that several had flaws making them unusable. He states "we figure no more than about 15" were built.
Primary Example:Hi-E Cosmopolitan
Years:1970 - 1972Sold As:Complete Bicycle
Bottom Bracket:Brake Mounting:Exterior Nutted
Brake Bridge:Simple unreinforced tubeDerailleur Cable Routing:Internal Routing
Lug Style:Other Lug StyleBrake Guides:Internal through Top Tube
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:Fastback
Fork Crown Style:Flat CrownMain Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:Track EndColor(s):
Frame Example List
 Example NameYearsProductionSold AsIncludes
Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971 - 2016Individual Hand BuiltComplete Bicycle
Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971 - 2016Individual Hand BuiltComplete Bicycle
Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971 - 2016Individual Hand BuiltComplete Bicycle
Hi-E Cosmopolitan1970 - 1972Individual Hand BuiltComplete BicycleFrame DetailsFrame Build
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Frame Serial Numbers(click to expand)
Serial NumberFrame DetailYearAdded By
016Hi-E Cosmopolitan?The Alterkakker
15Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971The Alterkakker
15Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971The Alterkakker
15Hi-E Cosmopolitan (1971 - 2016)1971The Alterkakker
 
Brand Information(click to expand)
 Hi-E stands for "High Efficiency", the company founded by Harlan Meyers was based out of Nashville, Tennessee.  
 
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