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Old 04-12-05, 05:22 AM   #1
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The Indestructable Huffy!

My two sons have 20 " Huffy's that they have thrashed for 4 years. The bikes are still going strong with the only problem being a broken "plastic" brake lever.

Although it is now time for an upgrade.

Just thought I'd share one of those special moments
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Old 04-12-05, 05:29 AM   #2
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how old are your sons?
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10 and 11. The one in the picture is the 10 year old.
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Old 04-12-05, 05:40 AM   #4
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wow! im 16 and ive never had 'no fear' written on the bottom of any of my pics. (im so jealous)
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I'd rather walk then ride a huffy
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Why? If the bikes have stood up to what this guy says then as long as they work for him thats all that matters.

And dont take the piss..
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That was a bit harsh paintballdude.
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Huffy Mudslinger was the first bike that I ever got. I loved it.....until it got ran over..=(
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Huffy Mudslinger was the first bike that I ever got. I loved it.....until it got ran over..=(
Huffys are good for running over :-). but seriouslly do you want your kids at a growing age to get an expensive bike? Probally not because they wont really need to upgrade and they can get stolen. So I am glad to hear that the Huffs have been runners, if the kids are really intrested when they get couple years older they may want a $300-$400 bike that they can pay for or at least help pay for - teaches some responseablity plus it makes them want to ride since they dumped $$ in it.
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One of the guys that frequents the open verbal sewer that is my lbs (gotta love em) swears (of course) that he rode his huffy down the munda biddi. A local trail from my town through several others to another 182km away through bush tracks, single track, fire and forestry roads, steep gullies and washouts. My lbs backs his tale, theres not much of him so it could be true. Some people can ride anything. You should put those huffy's in glass case.
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My two sons have 20 " Huffy's that they have thrashed for 4 years. The bikes are still going strong with the only problem being a broken "plastic" brake lever.

Although it is now time for an upgrade.

Just thought I'd share one of those special moments


Dont let anyone bring you down with Huffy badmouthing.
Everybody here prolly had a Huffy at one time or another.
You did a great job. Not only are they on thier way to becoming great riders,
those kids now know that riding comes from the heart and not the wallet.
When thier bike stuff becomes complicated, which unfortunely it will eventually, they will
look back on the Huffy era with lots of good memories
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I'd rather walk then ride a huffy
I have a nice aluminum bike now, but I never would have gotten back into this at the age of 20 if I hadn't bought an $80 huffy P.O.S. at the catalog store. That bike got me to work, pulled a grocery trailer, carried my tent when I went bike camping, carried my girlfriend on the back, and then finally it got stolen, giving me an excuse to get a real MTB. Very pleased with my Huffy experience overall, gotta walk before you run.
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Yea, I agree, A Huffy bike is a great bike to start out with for younger children. They're durable and seem to be long lasting (unless they get run over like mine.. )
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^^ haha...i found your post hilarious after reading crashnburn's post about how "Huffys are good for running over".

But anyway, if the bike is holding up (huffy or not) then just go out and ride!
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My two sons have 20 " Huffy's that they have thrashed for 4 years. The bikes are still going strong with the only problem being a broken "plastic" brake lever.

Although it is now time for an upgrade.

Just thought I'd share one of those special moments
My son rode a Haro v24 for 2 years and thrashed the crap out of it. You can find some good 24" bikes at decent prices.
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You were all spoiled, my first bike was a Zephyer and it was red, got that sucker when I was 7 or 8 for my birthday. I remember the day she got ran over and the day my dad ment her back, that baby rode true :-). After the Zephyer Was my Predator - classy in it's late 80's style pastel color scheme. Then came my Schwinn mountain, she crumbled (literraly) when I hit the back of a truck one foggy night. After that Predator was killed along came a Haro aluminum, which was stolen and had the frame cracked (sill have the replacement). Later in my late teens was the Fisher, red of course (joshua x0 or x1)- My baby. I rode her 3k and knew that the rebuild of all the components and so forth would kill my pocket book so I sold her. Now I am awaiting my Marlin so I can ride again. In the meantime I am on a Wahoo waiting for summer.

Thats crashnburns bike histo for the day, hope you enjoyed the ride down memorly lane, watch out for the potholes on the way out.
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After how much you guys just "thrashed" on me its hard to bring out the truth but my first bike was a Huffy. Talk about Irony. But now since I have my Hardrock Sport there is no way I would ever go back, and I will stand behind my words "I'd rather walk then ride a Huffy"

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Huffys are good for running over :-). but seriouslly do you want your kids at a growing age to get an expensive bike? Probally not because they wont really need to upgrade and they can get stolen. So I am glad to hear that the Huffs have been runners, if the kids are really intrested when they get couple years older they may want a $300-$400 bike that they can pay for or at least help pay for - teaches some responseablity plus it makes them want to ride since they dumped $$ in it.
DING, DING ...

One doesn't buy a beginning horn player a Bach Stradivarious.

Excellent artists are limited by poor equipment. Not the other way around.

Most things kids pickup (besides clothes and video games) they drop almost as quickly. No sense buying a nice Klein bike so it can just hang around as if Jerry Seinfeld owned it ;-)
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DING, DING ...

One doesn't buy a beginning horn player a Bach Stradivarious.

Excellent artists are limited by poor equipment. Not the other way around.

Most things kids pickup (besides clothes and video games) they drop almost as quickly. No sense buying a nice Klein bike so it can just hang around as if Jerry Seinfeld owned it ;-)
is that a klein in his apartment? I always try and see if I can tell what it was but I never could.
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I have seen the effect of riding a huffy. Bent rims and faulty gears would be my only problem with em. There cheap though so thats a +
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I have seen the effect of riding a huffy. Bent rims and faulty gears would be my only problem with em. There cheap though so thats a +
Defitently! If i were going to buy one, i would find the biggest jump and thrashed the crap out of it. It would be fun of course! Besides, whatever happens to it, i wouldn't care, since they are like...$120AUD ($90USD) each. A Huffy would last longer if a 10 or 11 year old were riding it, but if i was riding it, it wouldn't last very long at all.
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