Well....it is a Huffy Sportsman made by Raleigh. I assume that counts.
Ive got a 1963 model. Cottered cranks, but it does not have the fancy RH chainring...just a generic chrome one........ I got a great deal on it ($10 barn find). It has been sitting for ever and im just now staring it in the face. WE are having a local 3 speed event here in the comming weeks that will likely turn into a regular weekly ride. Im thinking of getting it ready.
THe SA AW hub works great. Put a new indicator chain on it last night and just finished fiddling around with getting it adjusted properly. It has the grip shifter and not the thumb trigger.
Anyway....i regreased the headset but have yet to do the BB. I can get some grade B cotters locally and can find a cotter press locally. IM wondering if i should ride it first and then do that later after my first ride. Im not sure how things look in there.
I ran some wax over a few spots on the frame to see if the oxidation would come off....and it does......and it actually might shine once im done It needs a cleaning bad....
Ill post some before and after pics once i get around to it in the daylight.
Now on my my questions:
1. THe chain. How do you remove it. IT doesnt look like normal chain pins that you push out. the little links say "england" on them. There is one strange looking link that has a flat plate for a link. Im thinking this is like the sram flex link thing that the sram chains use for quick removal but thought i would ask first. Id like to pop the chain off ...give it a degreasing and relubing.
Ill have more questions as i go along im sure. Ill keep adding them to the thread.