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Old 11-15-15, 05:49 PM
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Identify this weird bike

I have a strange frame. It's a 56 cm TT bike with a 52 cm seat seat tube. I always find that geometry combo odd but it's not weird. What is weird is it's a Huffy, but a huffy of England, according to the decals. Comes with huret 2x5 downtube drivetrain, and cottered cranks, sporting a very tall gear combo. Even odder is the 26" wheels. Any help identifying where and when this is from?







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Old 11-15-15, 05:54 PM
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Those aren't the best snapshots to facilitate identification. A full bike shot would be helpful. How much does it weigh?
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Prolly a mid 60's Mark 10.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Those aren't the best snapshots to facilitate identification. A full bike shot would be helpful. How much does it weigh?
One of thise attachments is a full frame shot. Weight feels mid 20s with wheels.

what is the deal with made in England?
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The first two display as invalid attachments for me.
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what is the deal with made in England?
Huffy had more marketing power than manufacturing capability, especially when first entering the derailleur bike category. So they contracted with outsiders (ie. in England) to produce bikes they could sell, but not produce competitively.
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Woot! I guessed correctly before I opened the attachments. Huffy contracted with Raleigh to manufacturer these bikes for them. I missed out on one of these last year. Nothing great, but they are an interesting bike. Prolly weighs closer to 30 lbs.



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Huffy imported couple models from Raleigh, one of them made by Carlton, and also a couple models mage by Moulton in the mid sixties. Judging by your photos, well, I can't add anything to that. Perhaps a photo of the whole bike might be in order?
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So I've got a Raleigh.. Were these supposed to have a headbadge? There are holes for one but mine doesn't have one. What tube set does it use, if any?
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What tube set does it use, if any?
It has no tube set.
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Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Prolly a mid 60's Mark 10.
Seems reasonable: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ure-heavy.html
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