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Which classic project to take on?

Old 05-21-22, 08:20 PM
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Which classic project to take on?

Getting the bug for a classic cruiser and trying to decide which project to take on. I'm not scared of the restoration, just trying to decide which would be coolest when it's done.

Option one: I think it's a circa 1950 Huffman. Kind of a basket case (and priced accordingly). Would make a cool Klunker build.



Behind door number 2 we have an American Flyer cruiser with a CHROME frame. The stamped dropouts say cheap junk, but CHROME. And look at those seat stays! A bit high priced, I think, but still very reasonable -- Red Lobster money instead of Chipotle money.


And finally, a ready-to-ride Schwinn Speedster with a 3 speed. Very reasonable, given the condition, but it doesn't need my attention either. I do love a Speedster frame though.





So, if restoration was no problem, which one would you pick?
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Option 1. That Huffman has had a hard life and deserves to be rescued. You know deep down inside, this is the one you want also.
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Agree with GR, but only if you can select a proper color and locate or copy the original decals. Otherwise, keep looking.
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Agree as well, by far the coolest when done!
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Originally Posted by denaffen View Post
Few years ago saw one of these. It was just the frame hanging at a Flea Market. It had been cleaned of dings, sand blasted and painted primer grey. Below it was a box of its miscellaneous parts. Price? 150 USD...

By the time I made it back around it was gone... WOW! ...But that's Austin Texas... Ha
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I missed out on the Huffman, but in the end the Schwinn came home with me.
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There really were no bad choices. Good luck with the Speedster.
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