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    Can anyone tell me about this Huffy, 12 speed?

    So, heres the link

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/bik/1605992270.html

    I coulda sword it was a scwhinn, it looks almost like the 12 speed. So can anyone tell me about it? Doesent seem to be any info if i type in its name on google, seems like a nice deal for me, its only 70$, and im just starting to get into cycling

    Btw, sorry if i posed this in the wrong area, i couldent find an area where to post it

    Thanks

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    IT cost about that in the 70's its a cheap begineer level bike. Even if you are an expereinced bike mechanic it would be difficilt to keep running properly. BEtter deals are to be had I think.
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    It's crap. Save your ducats and buy a better bike.
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    Realistically, any bike you get for $70 is going to be not-so-hot. You can get older coaster-brake cruisers or maybe 3-speeds, and they'll be reasonably rugged, but not fast. You can get modern Walmart bikes, which may give you fits. You can get old 10-speeds that use a lot of hardware not made anymore. But there's really not a good option at that price range. That one's probably not any worse than the $70 alternatives.
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    Any 70's/80's vintage Huffy was garbage when it was built. Now it's 20/30 year old garbage that's been sitting in someone's garage the whole time and will need everything overhauled, which will cost more than buying a new bike of similar quality. avoid, avoid, avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Realistically, any bike you get for $70 is going to be not-so-hot. You can get older coaster-brake cruisers or maybe 3-speeds, and they'll be reasonably rugged, but not fast. You can get modern Walmart bikes, which may give you fits. You can get old 10-speeds that use a lot of hardware not made anymore. But there's really not a good option at that price range. That one's probably not any worse than the $70 alternatives.
    Really?

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/1608612020.html

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/1604960413.html

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/1604718225.html

    http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/bik/1600264764.html

    for $20 more:
    http://bloomington.craigslist.org/bik/1598897585.html


    If you look, you can find decent bikes for a good price, but a huffy for anything more than $5 is not a good price.
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    Or, for $50 more you can get this...

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/bik/1607878458.html
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    kk, ill post it in the general forum next time

    im looking for a bike with drop down handlebars, i've seen some good deals on schwinns but they sell fast =/

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    What are the components on the Huffy? Reason I ask this was because I knew a guy who had a custom Huffy handmade in NY that was a true racing frame with high end Campy Record stuff back in the early 80's. But all the Huffy's you'll probably run into now are the Walmart type of junk made long time ago, but if the one you looking at has the Campy Record or Shimano 600 or Suntour Superbe grab it because it's very rare. I'm not sure if the Huffy in NY had any relations with the cheap Huffys, I don't think so but could be wrong.

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