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Old 07-07-10, 11:53 PM   #1
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can i do anything with this bike?

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its a old huffy that i bought for 5 bucks 4 months ago....it worked ok when i got it....now the breaks dont work, both rims are bent, the handle bars got bent down from jumping curves.....

i want to know if you can even modify this bike..like put front shocks and new handle bars, new cranks and maybe front disc? is that even possible on this bike...? i dont have any knowledge about building bikes but im very good with building stuff and im willing to learn about building bikes.....but if not ill just be getting new rims i guess...but id like to make something out of it

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Old 07-07-10, 11:59 PM   #2
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Everything you have listed, you CAN do. The question would be, WHY?

In all honestly, it's not worth it.
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Everything you have listed, you CAN do. The question would be, WHY?

In all honestly, it's not worth it.
thats what i wanted to know....BTW i was talking about used parts...nothing new...maybe parts i can find of ebay and craigslist...but if its not worthit i wont bother. i just thought i could use this bike to learn about bike building ...cheeply...but if the outcome isnt worth it i wont waste my time
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You could rip everything apart and put it all back together with fresh grease and new cables. That's a good learning experience, and cables and grease and cheap. But I wouldn't go spending much money at all.
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You could rip everything apart and put it all back together with fresh grease and new cables. That's a good learning experience, and cables and grease and cheap. But I wouldn't go spending much money at all.
yeah ill probably do that..thanks for the quick reply...hopefully i dont screw up
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yeah ill probably do that..thanks for the quick reply...hopefully i dont screw up
Ah, but here's the good part. You only paid 5 bucks for it, no it's not a big deal if you DO screw up.
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Ah, but here's the good part. You only paid 5 bucks for it, no it's not a big deal if you DO screw up.
very true!!
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At least put some lube on that chain. Don't try too hard on putting other parts on that thing. Get another beater and start over, but a little higher up the food chain. Trying to true those wheels might be a good experiment, though. Now please explain how you jump a curve.
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strip it - sandblast it - paint it - singlespeed it

maybe get some new tires on it, too
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At least put some lube on that chain. Don't try too hard on putting other parts on that thing. Get another beater and start over, but a little higher up the food chain. Trying to true those wheels might be a good experiment, though. Now please explain how you jump a curve.
lol well i mean like hoping off curbs and such..no real jumps...but enuff to bend the rim...i bent the front rim ....im 230 pounds and the huffy bike cant handel it...the back rim...well , i let my friend borrow it and he was hit by a car(at low speed hes ok) and the bike went under the car and the back wheel got bent up....but the fram seems ok...and how do you make the wheel true again? is that possable?
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i would still like to put a suspention fork on it...even if i keep everything else stock.. is that hard to do?
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It would be possible, but it looks like a 1" threaded setup you have there, and finding a semi-decent suspension fork for that isn't the easiest task.
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^yeah true... ill probably then just get new tires on it...or if i dont just a new bike lol
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Check out craigslist for a decent clunker. I found a 2001 Gary Fisher Wahoo in great condition for $60 a few months ago. When I can find the money, I'm going to put a decent 80mm travel fork on it, new double wall wheelset (no more truing!), disc brake on the front (MAYBE eventually on the rear), & eventually I'll upgrade the drive train to SRAM X5. The main thing is finding a bike with a good frame that doesn't literally need everything replaced. I could leave the bike stock with the exception of badly needing to get some stronger wheels, & it would be good to ride. Not the most comfortable, but still very rideable. If you're going to find a clunker & upgrade it, just make sure you're happy enough with the way it is when you buy it so that if finances go south & you can't get that nice new wheelset you've had your eyes on for weeks, you still have a bike that you enjoy riding.
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