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Old 01-23-12, 10:41 PM   #1
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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:


New Parts? Yes please!:

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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.
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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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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!
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The seatpost is backwards.
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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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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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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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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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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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im actually upcyxling a 626 at this momment

I picked up a made in Dayton OH. Huffy 626 last week at yard sale for 4 bucks the one piece crank was a little bent. I put a torch and rubber mallet to it good as new im touching up what paint I can and clear coating it and regreassing all bearings and new break pads and chain. I almost put a 44 tooth in front and made it a 6 speed but rather keep original bar's are super slim. The shimano derailura in this bike are superb for a vintage bike. Dint let anyone bash you for restoring a actually nice bike no that I've ride mine and I ride bike's that range in the thousands of dollars. I have 4 upcycled bike's now working on 5. Side projects tho.
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i wish

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is it just me or does this huffy look like it would accept some 29ers?
I wish won't even fit 700c

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it fit 29?

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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!
I was wondering but the rear didnt look like enough clearance????
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