Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-06, 11:56 PM   #1
balindamood 
Wrench Savant
Thread Starter
 
balindamood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
Bikes: www.2nd-cycles.com
Posts: 2,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Huffy Concours

I found a wierd one at a yard sale today. The down tube simply says 'Conours', the top tube 'Professional', and the chainstays have 'Huffy' in smll letters. It does not look like any huffy I have ever seen. Lugged steel frame, red/black nicely painted with gold trim paint about the lugs. Suntour/Diacomp components, french hubs. The only 'Huffy-ness' about it are the 27" wheels and the safety levers.

Can anyone tell me what this is. Its in fine shape spare being in a barn for 20 years or so. I was going to convert it to a fixed gear (and return my Gitane Super Course back to orginal spec), but I'd kinda like to know what I'm working with first (wish I had with the Gitane). Thought in good shape, I am going to tear it apart in at lead re-pack every thing.

Thanks!
__________________
"Where you come from is gone;
where you are headed weren't never there;
and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."
balindamood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-06, 11:27 AM   #2
balindamood 
Wrench Savant
Thread Starter
 
balindamood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
Bikes: www.2nd-cycles.com
Posts: 2,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess y'all are stumped too. If this bike is nothing special, then I'm going to hack it down to a fixed gear.
__________________
"Where you come from is gone;
where you are headed weren't never there;
and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."
balindamood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-06, 03:04 PM   #3
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Darn the lack of information. I just came back from the Goodwill and they had this exact bike on the floor. I set out today to try to find a project bike to rebuild and was tempted, but decided to do some research first.

The bike has Suntour VX rear dérailleurs, center pull brakes, ally crank and steel 27" wheels.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-06, 04:05 PM   #4
sunofsand
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
From my little bit of knowledge I think those Huffy's are Carlton rebranded bikes. Could be wrong
__________________
Cause the more cyclists notice me the more I Love myself.
Cause the more cyclists notice me the more I Love myself.
sunofsand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-06, 04:11 PM   #5
balindamood 
Wrench Savant
Thread Starter
 
balindamood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
Bikes: www.2nd-cycles.com
Posts: 2,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have spent some time on it, and talked to most of the decent LBS guys. The best guess is it was built by Motobecane in '84, but I have not been able to confirm this.

Makes a nice FG!

__________________
"Where you come from is gone;
where you are headed weren't never there;
and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."
balindamood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-06, 07:38 PM   #6
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
So I went back to the Goodwill and picked up the bike. I liked the juxtaposition of 'huffy' and 'professional' and felt that the bike was good enough to fix up as a bike to knock around town on.

I just finished taking the intro classes at the local bike co-op and took the bike down to start the transformation. When I went there yesterday, imagine my surprise as its twin was there in a bunch of bikes that they had just gotten from the police department. I no longer have the only Huffy Professional in Cleveland, but I am determined to make it as spiffy as possible.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-06, 07:43 PM   #7
Fastr Pastr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Marshfield, WI
Bikes: 2010 Allez Comp with 105's. An old Cdale MTB and hopefully, a Fatbike soon...
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks great!

I like it...especially the colors. Great job.
Fastr Pastr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-06, 08:53 PM   #8
Dr.Deltron
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastr Pastr
I like it...especially the colors. Great job.
+1!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-06, 09:03 PM   #9
roughrider504
Senior Member
 
roughrider504's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Orleans
Bikes:
Posts: 1,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There were Raleighs rebranded as Huffys for a time right? It sure looks like a Raleigh frame. Looks nice.
roughrider504 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-06, 10:44 PM   #10
redneckwes
Super Course fan
 
redneckwes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lost on the windswept plains of the Great Black Swamp
Bikes:
Posts: 2,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whatever is is, it's one sharp machine.
redneckwes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-06, 10:43 AM   #11
dbakl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes: Cinelli, Paramount, Raleigh, Carlton, Zeus, Gemniani, Frejus, Legnano, Pinarello, Falcon
Posts: 5,775
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think Huffy at various times sourced bikes from other manufacturers. I have a Carlton Catalina with Huffy downtube decals and headbadge.
dbakl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-06, 12:45 PM   #12
top506
Death fork? Naaaah!!
 
top506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The other Maine, north of RT 2
Bikes: '71 Gitane Super Corsa, '73 Atala Giro d'Italia, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '76 Viscount Aerospace Pro, '81 Miyata 710, '81 Lotus Classique, '84 Ross Signature 290s, '85 Miele Gara, '87 Miyata 512, '89 Centurion Ironman, many more
Posts: 3,699
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonatageek
ally crank and steel 27" wheels.
Thank God it's not an Axis crank!
Top
(in full smartass mode )
top506 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-06, 01:46 PM   #13
Walter
SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07
 
Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SE Florida, USA aka the Treasure Coast
Bikes:
Posts: 5,389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good one Top..

As far as the ike goes it does look "Motobecaneish" to me esp. with the color bands on the seattube. While certainly not unique, Noto used that style alot.




__________________
“Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 10:30 PM   #14
Bizurke
Lost in Los Angeles
 
Bizurke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm getting the same bike tomorrow and am wondering if anyone has uncovered more information about them? The frame doesn't look all that "huffy" to me but I don't really have a lot to base that on. Any other information about the Huffy Professional Concours would be appreciated.


Last edited by Bizurke; 03-10-08 at 02:09 PM. Reason: Changed photo (bad link)
Bizurke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 11:53 PM   #15
Bikedued
Senior Member
 
Bikedued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 10,629
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
One of the mentioned Huffy raleighs. It's a nice riding bike, but too small for me. I am
going to pass it on to a friend. An older man who loves three speed english bikes, and is
small enough to ride it comfortably.,,,,BD

From my best guess, it's a 1962. Huffy Sports(man) made in England all over it, as if
anyone couldn't tell.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sportsmanfull.jpg (51.5 KB, 60 views)
Bikedued is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 12:41 AM   #16
mswantak
Glutton for Punishment
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Professional wasn't the Carlton-built model. Here's a pic of one of those. A BF member, saturn2c, owns a Pro in mint condition. If we can get ahold of him he can give us the lowdown on them.

mswantak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 08:48 PM   #17
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I am slowly fixing up my Huffy Concours. I did a little clean up, threw on a pair of Nashbar peddles and seat that I had along with a front light and back back blinky and have taken it on a few 3-10 miles rides. Even with the crappy tires and steel wheels it is a fun ride.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 09:08 PM   #18
mastershake916
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nor~Cal
Bikes:
Posts: 1,691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So it's a single speed.
Nice looking, personaly I'd take off the "huffy" by the chain.
mastershake916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 09:29 PM   #19
redneckwes
Super Course fan
 
redneckwes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lost on the windswept plains of the Great Black Swamp
Bikes:
Posts: 2,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd love to find one of these, don't know just why, other than having a "Huffy" thats a rideable, useable, road bike would be pretty darn awesome. I'd leave all the Huffy markings on it too.
redneckwes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 09:46 PM   #20
Bikedued
Senior Member
 
Bikedued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 10,629
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by redneckwes
I'd love to find one of these, don't know just why, other than having a "Huffy" thats a rideable, useable, road bike would be pretty darn awesome. I'd leave all the Huffy markings on it too.

These are still around here and there.,,,,BD
Attached Images
File Type: jpg aeroside.jpg (91.3 KB, 91 views)
Bikedued is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 02:44 PM   #21
Bizurke
Lost in Los Angeles
 
Bizurke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
after getting a feel for how it rides I'm thinking about picking up one that is still a 10 speed (I assume that's what it was) and fixing it up. It rides very smooth and you would never guess it for a huffy. The only problem I'm having is finding a new seat post. The post that came with it is extra short and an odd size so I don't have any extras laying around.
Bizurke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-06, 01:01 PM   #22
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Ok I have had a change of plans for my Huffy. It is a nice bike but I now have a Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 and a rough condition tandem that will be taking up my time. So my question is -- Do you think that the frame on these is good enough that someone looking to make a single/fixie would be interested? I can use some of the parts (the seat/peddles) on the tandem and I have a friend who could use a set of free tires.

I am trying to decide if I should part it out or just sell it as is. The tandem takes up so much room that I have to open up some space in the garage.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-06, 02:18 PM   #23
mastershake916
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nor~Cal
Bikes:
Posts: 1,691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonatageek
Ok I have had a change of plans for my Huffy. It is a nice bike but I now have a Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 and a rough condition tandem that will be taking up my time. So my question is -- Do you think that the frame on these is good enough that someone looking to make a single/fixie would be interested? I can use some of the parts (the seat/peddles) on the tandem and I have a friend who could use a set of free tires.

I am trying to decide if I should part it out or just sell it as is. The tandem takes up so much room that I have to open up some space in the garage.
I don't like to see a nice (working, classic) bike parted out.
I say see if you can trade for parts or something, and if someone makes it a fixed gear, let them know that you'd like it if they didn't make the fix irreversible, and that you'll take the leftover parts.
mastershake916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-06, 07:19 PM   #24
redneckwes
Super Course fan
 
redneckwes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lost on the windswept plains of the Great Black Swamp
Bikes:
Posts: 2,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sonatageek,
What size is it??
(Can't believe I'm asking..)
redneckwes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-06, 07:23 PM   #25
Blender
Mixitup
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice Bike. What kind of beer is it drinking?
Blender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 PM.