Classic & Vintage - Shimano Alpha X
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06-05-06, 03:59 PM
so I was at my LTS (local thrift store) and I saw a strange twighlight zone bike. Steel 26 hoops, gold mixte frame, aero shaped downtube, aero brake levers with the cable actually running with Shimano (the scientific 'alpha' symbol x) written on it. the whole bike was Shimano aX - pedals, drivetrain, brakes, etc. It also had the housing coming out fom underneath the hoods back onto the handlebar in some akward fashion. then on the chainstay it had the words "HUFFY"! anyone seen this before?
06-06-06, 06:58 AM
aX was early 80's either dura ace or 600. You should have bought this bike it is probably good in some weird collectable way, unless you are just kidding?
08-10-06, 12:50 PM
talk about a slow response time, i never checked back into this thread.
but here it is in all its mystery: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=135120
The one I saw of course was a mixte. So i don't get it, is this dura-ace or is it a 'cheap knock-off' like this guy says? I mean the only Huffy I know that was made to be a racing bike was the Serrotas with Huffy labels for 7-Eleven. And this in no way was light @ ~30lbs.
08-10-06, 02:24 PM
that bike is crap-tas-tic
The adamas AX group was FAR from Dura-Ace, dept. store bike level at best. Some of the bits were kind of neat, though. The front DR also had all the cable guides stamped into the mounting band, and the rear DR had the stops and guides built in as well. The BB was a three-piece that fit in an 'Americian' BB shell and used a splined spindle.The brakes were plastic cast over stampings.
One of these Aero Huffys came through the dump last fall and I stripped it for the wheelset and some of the pieces mentioned above.
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