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    Huffy 626 - Questions about years made and if anyone has catalog scans

    Hi all,

    Before I'm killed for owning a Huffy 626, I was curious if anyone know what years they were "made" (HAH!) or if any online librarian has a copy of a catalog with the bike in a picture. I've turned my bike into an urban singlespeed with track bicycle qualities (HAH! - AGAIN!). It's a lot of fun to ride around town on and not fear someone scratching my paint.

    Let's not get into the "it's a terrible bike". I ride it because I saved it from a dumpster and I could never do this to my Bianchi.

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    45 minutes with a hacksaw (cut thumb open) and a hammer, I turned it into:


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    Ouch, my taint hurts.

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    You can use the original components to help determine How Old is Your Bike? Hope that is a help.
    Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggie View Post
    ouch, my taint hurts.
    wtf?
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    The few Huffy I've seen have had a serial number format that is relatively simple to decode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.maguran View Post
    wtf?
    Level your saddle.

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    I don't know what year it was made, but this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...y-a-dutch-one. tells me that it has a "Pegoretti-style" top tube!
    Hook 'em Horns!

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    The seatpost is backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    The seatpost is backwards.
    But it's not in the original picture. I assume it was a conscientious change.

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    Just like the rakish saddle angle, I suppose.

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    is it just me or does this huffy look like it would accept some 29ers?

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    Nothing wrong with re-purposing a bike. If it works for your mission, then it's all good. I just finished helping my son rebuild a Magna MTB as an SS winter commuter. Total cost was ~25, including a set of clip on fenders so he doesn't get totally mud covered on the way to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    You can use the original components to help determine How Old is Your Bike? Hope that is a help.
    Thanks for the site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
    Level your saddle.
    Got it. I have to take a most recent photo after my last Friday ride... I think i leveled it out. thanks though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    But it's not in the original picture. I assume it was a conscientious change.
    Good eyes. Yeah, i may need to fix that post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by triathloner View Post
    is it just me or does this huffy look like it would accept some 29ers?
    I would say yes, i had to reweld and install drop bolts for the brake locations on the frame. Not even extra long reach calipers reached my 27" alloy wheels. Insane trying to get this bike to stop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_heineken View Post
    I don't know what year it was made, but this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...y-a-dutch-one. tells me that it has a "Pegoretti-style" top tube!
    Pegoretti tt is where the tube is welded lower to make a small, more rigid frame triangle, right? That article was cool!
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