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Huffy + Campagnolo Super Record = The Ultimate C&V Sacrilege build

Old 04-16-23, 12:35 PM
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It is easier to grip that way.
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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
It is easier to grip that way.
It is a compression nut designed to not back off. When it is easier to put a wrench on it you defeat the compression feature. The clamp is made to hold the nut on three sides when correctly placed. No need to put a wrench on it. It must be a "Huffy Thing". smiles, MH

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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
It is a compression nut designed to not back off. When it is easier to put a wrench on it you defeat the compression feature. It must be a "Huffy Thing". Smiles, MH
Yeah, I know, but have seen it before, just not on a Huffy. We may be able to attribute this to AMC’s extended exposure to and perpetration of such sacrilegious blasphemy.
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
You know who'd have some expert advice on that? Dri....
oh, never mind. Have fun. I'm sure it'll look way cool.
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I don't quite understand it... in post 742 you show the so called dirty FD with the clamp nut in the correct position. Then when you clean it up, and install it on the seat tube you put the nut on backwards. ???? Smiles, MH

that backwards nut was also pointed out to me by Dri…oh, yeah.

will be corrected today. Also found my seatpost and front brake extender donor. I’m all for Campy but the down tube cable clamp soured me a bit on ‘all things Campy’…I think the ethos of the build right now is currently ‘Campy yes, but not is a better alternative exists’

’Better’ being defined potentially as higher quality, lighter, more functional and not just ‘cheaper’ by itself…but won’t hurt if it accompanies one of the aforementioned qualities
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
It is a compression nut designed to not back off. When it is easier to put a wrench on it you defeat the compression feature. The clamp is made to hold the nut on three sides when correctly placed. No need to put a wrench on it. It must be a "Huffy Thing". smiles, MH
lol ‘Huffy thing’ now THAT is funny

I didn’t know how it went on and so just put it on, wrong of course. But this whole entire build is full of ‘wrong, of course’ energy haha

I also will let someone we all know who likes to put fancy holes in stuff that I will be correcting my grievous error!
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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
Yeah, I know, but have seen it before, just not on a Huffy. We may be able to attribute this to AMC’s extended exposure to and perpetration of such sacrilegious blasphemy.
This bike has done a number on me
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
’Better’ being defined potentially as higher quality, lighter, more functional and not just ‘cheaper’ by itself…but won’t hurt if it accompanies one of the aforementioned qualities
So you've decided to go full Suntour?
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It appears that the gigatanormous BB shell will prevent any clamp-on cable guide from sitting as designed at the junction of seat and down tube. Some modification of a highly valued period piece and/or fabrication of an adapter part may be the only way to go.
You did say you had no budget for this endeavor which could be interpreted two ways. No money at all, which can not be the case as there has been an expenditure of funds. Therefore, we assume that anything suggested can be done, regardless of cost because it ain’t on us.
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I don't quite understand it... in post 742 you show the so called dirty FD with the clamp nut in the correct position. Then when you clean it up, and install it on the seat tube you put the nut on backwards. ???? Smiles, MH
I've been thinking of ways to get the lurkers to respond. Little things like this are a great way to do it. I'm sure there are plenty of folks who are reading along, just shaking their heads in quiet disapproval. Only I wish they weren't so quiet. We need a little more resistance to truly make this a project of the people. I will say that sacrificing a perfectly good Campagnolo seatpost would be a GREAT way to do that, just take the whole thing and just cut the whole thing up 2 inches from the top to use as a facade/donor.

If I had infinity $$$ I'd just get the 50th Anniversary set and start loading up the Huffy with that, but we have to make this project approachable for the masses - creating a roadmap for others, like [MENTION=40306]cudak888[/MENTION], to work from when transforming their Huffy into their holy grail. Someone had to go first, but I predict many a Huffy garnering a second look (even though they shouldn't).

Maybe I'll start making adapter 'kits' with the brake adapters, the BB adapter, and the headset shims, along with some basic clamp on shims for others to do the same. Start a whole company. 'Transform your Huffy, LLC'



We are full of great ideas over here.
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
So you've decided to go full Suntour?
Well played, sir
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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
It appears that the gigatanormous BB shell will prevent any clamp-on cable guide from sitting as designed at the junction of seat and down tube. Some modification of a highly valued period piece and/or fabrication of an adapter part may be the only way to go.
You did say you had no budget for this endeavor which could be interpreted two ways. No money at all, which can not be the case as there has been an expenditure of funds. Therefore, we assume that anything suggested can be done, regardless of cost because it ain’t on us.
It is fair to interpret it both ways, depending on if you are talking to me or the wife
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
I have a Cinelli aero stem carcass (it’s not a useable stem) if you want it for the front fork crown extender. You could mill a scallop into it I think.

Thank you. This part should be fabricated in another hour or two. I'm now working on some cosmetic touches. Maybe we can even have the front brake mounted by end of day. Just one more innocent Campagnolo part screaming out in agony as it is mounted to the Huffy...for...ev..er.

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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
This bike has done a number on me
Would that be a number two? 🤔

Sorry I could not resist.
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Originally Posted by Steel1
Would that be a number two? 🤔

Sorry I could not resist.


Never apologze for a good joke, especially in this thread!

Bike has done a #1, #2 and would do a #3 #4 and #5 on me if those existed
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Well played, sir
It's a Honor to be in the Spirt of things.
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Man the work just never stops with this silly thing. Who convinced me to do all of this again???


More to come...much more
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
I've been thinking of ways to get the lurkers to respond. Little things like this are a great way to do it. I'm sure there are plenty of folks who are reading along, just shaking their heads in quiet disapproval. Only I wish they weren't so quiet. We need a little more resistance to truly make this a project of the people. I will say that sacrificing a perfectly good Campagnolo seatpost would be a GREAT way to do that, just take the whole thing and just cut the whole thing up 2 inches from the top to use as a facade/donor.

If I had infinity $$$ I'd just get the 50th Anniversary set and start loading up the Huffy with that, but we have to make this project approachable for the masses - creating a roadmap for others, like [MENTION=40306]cudak888[/MENTION], to work from when transforming their Huffy into their holy grail. Someone had to go first, but I predict many a Huffy garnering a second look (even though they shouldn't).

Maybe I'll start making adapter 'kits' with the brake adapters, the BB adapter, and the headset shims, along with some basic clamp on shims for others to do the same. Start a whole company. 'Transform your Huffy, LLC'



We are full of great ideas over here.
And now I am seeing more of my horded stash heading to CO. However the disposable pillars are NR and not SR, but they could be easily be converted or we could just use a set of alloy rails like the first generation of SR did. Smiles, MH

disposable NR pillars and some SR rail caps, and a link to a vintage seller who sent me one of these for "on the cheap"
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
It is fair to interpret it both ways, depending on if you are talking to me or the wife
Really don’t think you want any of us talking to your wife about how much money in parts and labor will be involved in the final product.

Did get some response from former Campy employees regarding this build. Asked as a multiple choice question, the winning(?) choice was “sacrilegious”, followed by remarks questioning the sanity and mental development of the perpetrator(s).
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
We are full of great ideas over here.
I'm sure some purists would agree with "full of" . . . something. But I don't think it would be "good ideas".

Great work so far!
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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
Really don’t think you want any of us talking to your wife about how much money in parts and labor will be involved in the final product.

Did get some response from former Campy employees regarding this build. Asked as a multiple choice question, the winning(?) choice was “sacrilegious”, followed by remarks questioning the sanity and mental development of the perpetrator(s).


This is absolutely fantastic! I wish I could interview them and get more details...but maybe that will come when the bike is done and they can see if for themselves, in person...

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I'm sure some purists would agree with "full of" . . . something. But I don't think it would be "good ideas".

Great work so far!

Full of...promise?

Potential?

Hope and change?

Do tell.

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Question for MH and other mechcraniacs:
Should the wedge that it appears to be being prepped for be to the rear with pressure on the inside front of the steerer tube? Brake pressure will be in that direction, so maybe reduce vibration and noise? Although AMC is probably inured to any degree of brake noise from his baptismal rides.
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