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Old 01-19-16, 07:22 PM
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Show your Huffy

I recycle quite a few bikes, some are Huffy's and I always enjoyed working on them. I think the brand has a bad rap among collectors. So if you have any vintage Huffy's in your stable? Post a pic. I would like to see it.
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Old 01-19-16, 07:37 PM
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How about the failed campaign of the 1980 Aerowind? I bought this last summer and removed the tires to store it as a piece of.......history. Fully intact and in very good condition, I wont ride it and really dont have an attachment to it other than the mystique.Weighs a whopping Huffyesque 36lbs.


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Old 01-19-16, 08:22 PM
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I had a Murray road bike for a while which is pretty similar I guess. I see 80's/90's Huffy's a lot at thrift stores around here and they always have pretty cool paint jobs but they're rusty and overpriced generally.
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Billnuke1?s 1960s Huffy Super 60 | Old Ten Speed Gallery

I would buy one of these in a heartbeat if I could find one in good enough shape (I'm told that they were shopped out of the Raleigh company)... I did pick up a Huffy lugged frame once from a vendor and was going to use it as wall art (but was talked out of it); it was too small for me anyways.

As long as they're safe to ride, I have nothing against them... they fill a niche. A niche that doesn't overlap the C&V arena much, in my opinion. Even the Huffy in the link above will leave most C&V types grumbling, "Meh".

If I had the chance to ask the executives at the Huffy Corp. in the seventies a question, I would quiz them as to why they didn't bring a higher level product to the market.

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Old 01-19-16, 08:50 PM
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I was forced to ride a Huffy to work back in 1979. Horrible. Nothing worked. The brakes dragged and still wouldn't do much to stop the bike. Rims would go out of true just sitting in the garage overnight. The derailleur would drop the chain or send it into the spokes one minute, the next it wouldn't shift into the upper gears. It was heavy and flimsy all at once. The stamped steel stem started to crack, spokes were breaking under my 130 lbs, and the saddle was sinking or wobbling more & more. Finally threw the thing into the back of the garage where it disappeared over the years. If it was the only bike I'd ever ridden, I would never have ridden another. Got a Univega Viva Sport for graduation the same year. What a revelation. Bikes didn't have to be subfunctional pieces of crap.
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1983 Huffy Pro Thunder 20" BMX...............



1999 Huffy Santa Fe Cruiser...........



1995 Huffy Thunder Ridge.........



1988 Huffy Techtra Lite..........



The beach cruiser is under construction/restoration. The BMX was just restored recently and awaiting decals. The Thunder Ridge is a custom built commuter. The Techtra Lite is my weekend warrior. All of these bikes have been super reliable and fun to ride.
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Going by the number of Aerowinds that used to come through my repair shop, I don't think that bike was a failure, I think they sold a gazillion of them. We thought they were terrible bikes, but seeing one now brings back aero memories, and makes me smile. The reason that Huffy and Murray made those bikes is easy; people bought them.
I'd rather work on them than the cheap horror stories sold as bikes today.
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Going by the number of Aerowinds that used to come through my repair shop, I don't think that bike was a failure, I think they sold a gazillion of them. We thought they were terrible bikes, but seeing one now brings back aero memories, and makes me smile. The reason that Huffy and Murray made those bikes is easy; people bought them.
I'd rather work on them than the cheap horror stories sold as bikes today.
The failure came in the false hopes that somehow you could ride like the wind with the Aerowind. It is a design failure. Best marketing scheme ever but beyond the showroom you just had to know the only way you could ride it fast was going downhill.
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Old 01-19-16, 10:04 PM
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Billnuke1?s 1960s Huffy Super 60 | Old Ten Speed Gallery

I would buy one of these in a heartbeat if I could find one in good enough shape (I'm told that they were shopped out of the Raleigh company)... I did pick up a Huffy lugged frame once from a vendor and was going to use it as wall art (but was talked out of it); it was too small for me anyways.

As long as they're safe to ride, I have nothing against them... they fill a niche. A niche that doesn't overlap the C&V arena much, in my opinion. Even the Huffy in the link above will leave most C&V types grumbling, "Meh".

If I had the chance to ask the executives at the Huffy Corp. in the seventies a question, I would quiz them as to why they didn't bring a higher level product to the market.
That is a nice bike. The components are good.

I had, an Omni I rode, Huffy Omni that just came my way. Sure, it wasn't great but when I rode it some years per my bike renaissance, I'd take it to the park and it did okay for a long time as a beach bike. One crazy thing is at one point, it started shedding spokes and you'd hear them dropping, "cling, cling".

Andrew H?s 1984 Huffy Omni 10 | Old Ten Speed Gallery

Old Ten Speed gallery has one of them.
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Old 01-19-16, 10:05 PM
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My last pre-car bike was a Huffy MTB in about 1992,

That sucker put me face down on the street more times than I can count. The index shifting gave me a lifelong aversion to anything Shimmano and the non drive side crankarm constantly fell off.

To my 15 year old self, It was a beautiful bike, and I'm still sorry it was such a disappointment.

Surprisingly enough it's still in the basement.
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I would quiz them as to why they didn't bring a higher level product to the market.
You can make some money selling a good product to a few people. You can make a *lot* of money selling a mediocre product to a lot of people. Why would they develop, market, and sell a higher quality product when other companies already had that small section of the market locked in, and they had their own, larger, segment of the market locked in.
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They tried a higher end product when they had Motobecanes wearing Huffy Concours Professional decals. I worked at Toys R Us back then and it was the most expensive Huffy we ever saw! Conversely they did not sell well and we stopped selling them. I have one that I am looking for a fork and headset for.
I also have a near mint Aerowind. I have never ridden either of them. My Huffy I bought with my second ever Toys R Us paycheck was a Huffy Wind 15 speed. I rode the heck out of it and loved that bike! I still have it and am thinking of getting a new back rim so it is rideable. Just for nostalgia sake 😀
Sorry I don't have pictures.
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Just put headset in my Zaskar last night This LBS propaganda was offered all buyers from the shop in the 90's . Not looking to start anything, just amusing to me timing .
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Here is a Huffy Classic. Girls Spirit model. Anyone know what year this would be?
20" wheels.

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My Huffy Bay Pointe (ladies frame).

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I saw this one last month:


Not too shabby.
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My 1962 Huffy Mark 10--I no longer own it

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NOT a Huffy, but awesome!
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NOT a Huffy, but awesome!
Thank ya'!
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Originally Posted by Cptimagine View Post
Just put headset in my Zaskar last night This LBS propaganda was offered all buyers from the shop in the 90's . Not looking to start anything, just amusing to me timing .
Good question.
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My 1962 Huffy Mark 10--I no longer own it


That is slick.
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