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    Montgomery Wards Huffy Open Road

    Hi Folks, new to the forum, glad to be here. I just aquired a Huffy Open Road and was wondering if anyone knows the history on this bike? I can't seem to find much about it on the internet. Any info would be great.
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    Elitest Murray Owner Mos6502's Avatar
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    Well it is a Huffy that was sold by Wards. Looks like the late 70s, maybe early 80s. Open Road was a brand name that Wards used (like Sears "Free Spirit"). I'm not really sure there is much more to say about it than that.

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    Cool bike! My dad has a sears from 1961 that looks fairly similar. Weird front fender though...
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    The "Open Road" name was used on a lot of bikes in the 1970s.
    You'll find a lot about them in our archives.
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    I'm no Huffy expert but I believe that bike would have been built in the Dayton / Cincinnati Ohio area. It looks like it's in great shape, do you know if the bearings have been serviced?
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    I paid $25 for it on our local craigslist, and paid $50 at the LBS to have them service the bottom bracket, rear hub, and put a new chain on it. It rides pretty nice for what it is. I am planning on riding it in the Seattle to Portland (204 miles) race this year with 8 other guys on cruisers. They do the ride in one day (16 hours of riding). I'm gonna put a Brooks B17 on it and get to breaking it in.

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    204mi on cruiser?! Ga ga ga goin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrjwoodsman View Post
    I paid $25 for it on our local craigslist, and paid $50 at the LBS to have them service the bottom bracket, rear hub, and put a new chain on it. It rides pretty nice for what it is. I am planning on riding it in the Seattle to Portland (204 miles) race this year with 8 other guys on cruisers. They do the ride in one day (16 hours of riding). I'm gonna put a Brooks B17 on it and get to breaking it in.
    You did good at that price. The LBS service charge is not bad at all, especially since that includes a chain.
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