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Old 11-25-21, 11:22 PM
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Help identifying bicycle

I recently acquired a bike for my girlfriend and have been having one hell of a time identifying it. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
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Old 11-26-21, 05:10 AM
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I don't know who would have made it, but the Flying O was OTASCO's house brand. OTASCO, was a regional hardware chain mostly in Oklahoma and Kansas. This bike is probably from early to mid 70s and OTASCO was out of business by the mid to late 80s. As a small boy, my first non-second hand bike came from OTASCO. I have seen a few Flying Os come up in my area and while some are in good condition, they aren't worth much more than nostalgia to me. Tires for this will cost more than the bike is worth by far. Sorry.
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Flying-O was the brand of OTASCO, orignally known as the Oklahoma Tire & Supply Company, a retail auto supply chain. Based on the rear dropout this bicycle appears to have been manufactured by Huffman/Huffy. The graphics look 1980s to me.
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a serial commencing with the letters HC would indicate a machine produced at the Huffman plant located in Celina Ohio

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