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    Florida road biker here..

    Hello all,

    New here to the forum, obviously.

    I have quite a few questions, dealing with my bike itself, restoration, mechanics, etc.

    I'll be posting in a few different areas, but I guess here is just a crash compilation of all that is going on.

    I have had a Huffy "Carrera" now for over 7 years.. It's been out of commission for the last 5, however I am attempting a resurrection on her. I just replaced the chain.

    I know this thing is vintage.. but, being a huffy, I doubt its worth anything haha

    I noticed that I can't get into the highest gear cogs on both the rear wheel cassette as well as the front crank chainring. I have experimented, and have concluded that the gear shifter cables are moving the derailleurs at a full range of motion.

    **One hypothesis that came to mind is that the chain is a link or two too big. (bike shop said this might happen - I bout a SRAM 8-speed chain (PC830))

    This should be a good intro for now.. got a couple more things I gotta research before asking for advice.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Here are some pics - (sorry - just took them in the dark.)










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    Hello and Welcome to Bike Forums.

    My First bike was a Huffy 1952, when I was 10 y/o.

    Thanks for the pics.
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    Thanks all.

    I was just wondering, do you all think that this will be worth fixing up? I'm not expecting to fix it with top of the line carbon fiber etc - just cheap things - "Alex" rims - Continental tires - and perhaps upgrade to a new 7 or 8 speed cassette and derailleur new pedals etc..

    Would it be worth it? - again, nothing fancy, but definitely an upgrade to make it run adequately when I join a bike club..
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    I think it would be worth fixing only if you were to ride it. I wouldn't invest too much into it right now but to get it running comfortably is key. After a while, you will begin to know just exactly what you need in a bike and can used the money saved from not upgrading THIS bike into investing into something that is more catered to your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I think it would be worth fixing only if you were to ride it. I wouldn't invest too much into it right now but to get it running comfortably is key. After a while, you will begin to know just exactly what you need in a bike and can used the money saved from not upgrading THIS bike into investing into something that is more catered to your needs.

    I started out with a mountain bike, moved onto a road bike but more often I use the hybrid.
    Thanks for the advice.

    So, with that, I am thinking about just upgrading the wheels and tires for cheapo ones; but still good quality. I'll spend around 100.

    And maybe just a new (5 speed) cassette - with no need for new derailleur - perhaps different ratios would help it, if I recall when it last worked..

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