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Old 12-06-04, 06:55 PM   #1
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Huffy Tempas

I've been riding a Huffy Tempas for a few months since I gave my Trek 820 away and it seems to be doing fine. I mean, I'm riding it in a relatively smooth paved bike path for several months and the Tempas seems fine. I bought it for 40 bucks at Toys R Us so it was really cheap because I needed a bike to take me to campus till I ship overseas in March. I'm inept at biking so I haven't even cleaned the chain or whatever, I've just been riding it for several months and it seems fine. It also dosen't seem to go much slower than my Trek, it seems like the quality of the 2 bikes are about the same. I dunno, are they the same? I paid 300 bucks for the Trek and it seems like I wasted my cash. Is there a difference? I assembled the Huffy myself and I'm really no expert and it seems fine.
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Old 12-06-04, 08:04 PM   #2
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why did you give away your Trek?
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Old 12-06-04, 09:20 PM   #3
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TROLL BAIT!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-04, 09:50 PM   #4
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My little brother needed a bike for school, he lives in nyc
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Old 12-06-04, 11:09 PM   #5
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If you're just riding it around campus it's probably fine.

If you're abusing you're bike and doing jumps/urban/freeride/etc. like some of the people on these forums then the Huffy definately would NOT work.
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Old 12-07-04, 02:55 AM   #6
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yeah for putzing around campus it should be fine..but if you carry loads with it (rack or such), please get some stronger brake calipers....this is coming from my fright experience with a "mart" bike where my front brake caliper bent outwards during an emergency stop, causing me to nearly get clipped. I think $20 can get you a very nice set of dia-compe calipers in the "mart" bike style. I was quite the lard-butt then, so that might have had somthing to do with it....260lb man, with 30-40 lbs on his rack.
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