Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Bikes: IRO Mark V Pro, No-name brand full-suspension mtb (heavy as a tank, but takes a thrashing)
New (used) Huffy, looking for information
First time posting here, let me know if this belongs in a different category.
I am going to college, and for the first time will be staying here all summer (want to graduate and all) so I decided to get me a cheap bike to ride to class and wherever. Something dirt cheap and simple. I have an alright mountain bike waaay back at the parent's place (good thinking bringing it up here, right?) but don't want to spend the money to ship it here. I want something "beaterer" anyways, and simpler. I scoured the local thrift store market to no avail, then found a decent used bike at a sporting goods store.
It says it is a Huffy Omni-10, and in my uninformed estimation is an 80's era entry-level roadbike. It is in great working order, with new tires. I have ridden off-road and on-road most of my life, but always on mountain bikes, so this is something new to me. It rides smoothly, and handles well as far as I can tell, taking little effort to get up to good speed. I am more on the medium height side, and this bike is not quite as tall as a lot of the roadbikes I have been around, though it has 26 inch wheels. So far it is great for zipping around campus with little hassle. It looks nice, but dated and not valuable in my eyes compared to most other bikes on the racks, which was my plan all along.
My question is, does anyone happen to know anything about this bike? As with everything I buy, I try to find all the info I can on it, because I am odd that way, and so far have turned up only some passing references to the model on the internet. Thanks a lot guys, I have enjoyed cruising these forums.