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Old 03-08-11, 08:11 AM   #1
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Huffy Sportsman?

OK, experts. I'm a noob who's long been interested in owning a vintage British 3-speed. Found a 1962 Huffy Sportsman on CL for $150 -- link below. If I understand correctly, this bike is essentially a rebadged Raleigh Sports. Owner claims it to be in excellent condition. Pics aren't too good, but from what I can see, this could well be the case. If condition is indeed excellent, is this bike worth the asking price? I would ride it; not interested in flipping. Thanks in advance.

http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/2250164861.html
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Old 03-08-11, 06:18 PM   #2
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The classic 'English bike' as we called them in the late '50s. I don't think I would give $150 for it.
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Old 03-08-11, 09:19 PM   #3
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Looks like the only thing wrong with it is the Huffy branding. And that only affects resale. So as a keeper bike, why not go for it? Price is OBO, I would offer $125 assuming it is pristine and ready to ride. Front rack looks interesting!!

Vintage 3 speed market appears to be picking up around here.
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Old 03-08-11, 10:26 PM   #4
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neat bike, I'd offer him a flat $100 though if thats your thing... the huffy name makes it hard to sell...

If I was you, I would save that $150 to put towards a nice raleigh sports of that era... it may take you a year to find a real nice one. but they are out there.

he has it on ebay.

but it won't sell in 8 days, I'm rather sure of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Huffy-Sp...item415782d0e1

he's trying to get $180 there...
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Old 03-09-11, 03:35 PM   #5
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The Huffy name makes it pretty worthless.Dont offer much.I picked up an almost mint black Huffy for $25
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