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1962 Huffy Sportsman

Old 07-11-15, 05:43 PM
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1962 Huffy Sportsman

Hello all, new here. I have come across a set of men and women's 1962 (or so I was told) Huffy Sportsman bikes. They are fixed gear. I know nothing about vintage bikes and am trying to find out if I am correct in assuming that they weren't originally fixed and have been converted. Any information would be helpful! I'm also interested in what the value of the pair might be. I'm not intending to sell them, just want to know what I've got my hand on. Thanks again!
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Old 07-11-15, 05:46 PM
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Can you post pictures because that will help determine condition and what they really are.
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Old 07-11-15, 05:56 PM
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Welcome to the BF forum.

Post pics Pls.
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Pics would be nice. You really can't evaluate what an old Huffy is worth but I seen some that were super clean go for a decent price. Especially the older 3 speed bikes, certain road bikes, and a few rare BMX Huffy bikes.

When it comes down to it, an older Huffy bike has to be ridden for awhile first and then you will find out that they are priceless
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Oh yes, pictures would probably be helpful. Haven't cleaned them up yet so they are a bit dirty. I seem to be having a problem with the image uploader
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Old 07-11-15, 06:15 PM
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Let's try this.

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Old 07-11-15, 06:16 PM
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Here's a thread from a few years ago on someone's Huffy Sportsman. The early 60s ones came out of the Raleigh factory, I believe, and would have been 3-speeds originally. If they've been converted to fix, I would wonder what size wheelset is on them.
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If any other specific picture would be helpful I can go snap one in just a couple minutes
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Old 07-11-15, 06:19 PM
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Hmm, those look like single speeds, not fixed gear. I can't tell from the pics if each has a coaster brake rear hub. I also think that seat tube sticker indicates they're the later era American-made Huffys.
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Made sometime after 73 when they put those quality assurance stickers on the seat tube.

Fun bikes for cruising around on, not long distance travel.
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I'm not sure what a rear brake hub is. Not intending to ride them long distance, just around town to the grocery store or a nice evening ride.
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Thanks for the information! I'm hoping $50 for the pair was a good price. Either way, I love the look of them and am satisfied with the purchase even though they don't seem to be quite as vintage as I thought.
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Old 07-11-15, 06:55 PM
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There are a lot worse ways to spend $50! Enjoy those bikes.
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Originally Posted by Lynnie View Post
I'm not sure what a rear brake hub is. Not intending to ride them long distance, just around town to the grocery store or a nice evening ride.
a coater brake hub means the bycicle will brake as you push on the pedals on the opposite direction of regular pedaling.
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Great bikes for the price! Enjoy them!
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the front chain rings on them are from the latter half of the 70s.... I had a 77 sea pines that had that very same front chainring
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