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Found a Huffy 314

Old 11-29-21, 02:38 PM
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Found a Huffy 314

Hi I buy and resell things for a living i bought a storage unit with a few bikes in it I found this one a huffy 314 with a little rust and the tires were bad so I got them fixed and I was seeing what the value of it Is everything works now I just don't know alot about bikes just how to ride them I know I was told it was a men's bike im just needing help finding its value thanks
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Old 11-29-21, 02:50 PM
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Probably $5-15 it is a Huffy nothing special. It might be worth a bit more in scrap?
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Unless it's one of these.
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OP, your Huffy is as close to worthless as a bicycle can be.
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if the serial commences with the letters HC it was produced in the company's Celina Ohio plant

if the serial commences with the letters HL is was produced in the company's Lawrenceville Kansas facility

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Very Nice bike
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As an ardent picker myself, its best to stick with your circle of competence. Expanding that circle is always a good idea, but it starts with picking a new category, learning, and THEN buying.

I have taken a flyer now and then, buying outside my competence. About 3/4 of those buys were duds (mistakes)! I just keep my spending on flyers under control, so I don't spend a lot on flyers. I think taking measured risks is part of being a successful picker. And the 1/4 that have worked out have had excellent returns, enough to more than cover the mistakes.

I figure if I am not overall making money on my flyers, I need to back off (buy less). Its a balancing act.

My best bike pickups in the last couple of years all have one trait in common, they were not cheap. The $300 to $400 pickups have resulted in great returns, typically 2X to 3X. I never spend that kind of money on flyers. I only do it when I am sure the value is there. I still buy some of the cheaper bikes, solely for parts. Knowledge of parts is key, as most vintage parts have low value, but some are home runs.

If you paid retail for those tires, you are likely upside down on this one.

The Huffy 314s I've seen were dogs. One piece crankset, stamped drop outs, heavy, etc.

Picking bicycles is similar to picking golf clubs. For every one with value, there are 100 or more with little to no value.

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As others have stated, not much profit coming to you from that bike but someone out there would probably ride it if it's in decent shape (not sure what condition it was stored in). If you're in a city throw it on craigslist for $40, maybe a college kid picks it up to tool around campus or something like that.

Although the bike looks fairly classic, realistically it is low quality and heavy, nothing really desirable about it collectibly and utility is no better than any other cheap bike. This is probably the nicest Huffy 314 on the internet: Hugh`s bicycle blog: Huffy 10 speed Finished In that condition it might bring $100...
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