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View Poll Results: Do you have a Huffy/Target/Dept Store Bike somewhere hidden in your past or present?
Yes, I had a Huffy/Target/Dept store bike in my past 53 59.55%
Yes, I have a Huffy/Target/Dept store bike right now. 20 22.47%
No, I have never had a Huffy type bike 13 14.61%
What in the heck is a Huffy? 3 3.37%
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Old 08-18-03, 06:10 PM   #51
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I had a Huffy Sportsman - 3 speed "english racer". My folks bought it for me in 1969 (I think).

I actually wish I still had it. It would be great for going to the local market because I wouldn't need to lock it up.
I miss bicycle commuting.
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Old 12-11-03, 06:11 PM   #52
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I never had a Huffy, but if not for that Pink Huffy Thunder Road that I longed for as a kid (not knowing any better)... and that I never got... then I would probably not be a bicyclist today. I didnt get a Thunder Road because I already had a bike and as long as we kids had a bike that pedaled, we werent allowed a new one.

What I got was a hand me down bike, blue with a white sparkly big banana seat. I hated it, but it got me places. My next desire, even thoughI was a girl, was a boys bmx or dirt bike. One day I found one in a creekbed near the school. Looked like it had been ran over by a car but only the rims were messed up. I took it home and put my rims on it and made myself a dirt bike. Best bike I ever had as a kid.

Havent had a brand new bike since the origninal Purple el-cheapo with sparkly Purple banana seat and training wheels that I started on before ever wanting that Huffy. LOL
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Old 12-11-03, 07:38 PM   #53
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I don't have a Huffy in my familly tree.... but i do have one on the back porch About 2yrs ago (wow cant believe its been that long) I bought a Huffy and 2 other full suspension type wally bikes from wally world. 1 for me, 1 for nephew and 1 for sister... Repaired and busted the 2 suspension bikes alot over the next year and a half (all the while getting hooked on riding in a big way). I have moved on and got a better bike. The Huffy is the only bike in one piece that still can be ridden NOT that anybody rides it, I got hooked on riding sister and nephew didn't. Sure makes me glad I got em cheap bikes hehe
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Old 12-11-03, 08:45 PM   #54
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Ihad a Sears Free Spirit I bought while in high school in the 70's. Thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. Little did I know
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Old 12-12-03, 01:25 PM   #55
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We have a 1963 Huffy "Daisy-Daisy" cruiser tandem, and it's really cool. Oh, it's heavy enough to anchor a supertanker, but it's highly, highly cool.
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Old 12-12-03, 01:30 PM   #56
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In the mid-70's I had a Yellow K-Mart bike but I lusted after my cousin's Schwinn with a banana seat. In the late 70's, early 80's I had an Orange 24" wheeled Montgomery Ward "Open Road" 10 speed with Shimano "index shifters". Ahh childhood.
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Old 12-13-03, 07:07 PM   #57
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my first new bike was a magna. I still have it in my fathers garage . It is modified alloy wheels bmx freewheel single speed geared at 54 inches. I used it for club rides and forest preserve singletrack. James
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Old 12-14-03, 07:16 AM   #58
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A bunch of years ago, I got the crazy idea to ride a bike to work. I hadn't ridden a bike since university days, but it seemed like a novel idea.

Somehow I got a hold of an old used Huffy 'Escape' Three-speed. Quite honestly, it was a very comfortable and reliable machine. At the time, I wasn't looking for speed - just to get back and forth to work 20 miles (total) each day.

Well, the experience got me back on the bike the next day and the day after that and on and on.

Of course, I graduated from the three speed Huffy, but I give credit to the comfort and reliability of that old 1970 Huffy escape. It put me on the road to years of bicycle commuting.
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Old 12-14-03, 07:42 AM   #59
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I certainly had department store bikes as a child in the 50's and early 60's. They were typically Sears bikes with the obligatory coaster brakes, balloon tires, and frames suitable for use as a ship's anchor. Needless to say there wasn't much in the way of serious cycling culture at that time. My first adult bike was a Schwinn Continental. I don't really remember the year, but it was sometime early in the "bike boom".
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Old 12-14-03, 08:17 AM   #60
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No Huffys here. I started out on a Schwin then went back and forth between Schwin and Torker BMX bikes, then Dimondback. Then when I went on to mtb's I started with Giant and now I ride Konas.

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