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

Old 04-10-24, 12:42 AM
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The Huffente is carrying on in a second life ,,this time in wood .


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I just knew we could keep this thread going, getting closer to 2000 posts! I still don't appreciate Huffy never building a big enough frame for taller people...
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
How did this horrible thread get dredged up from the bowels of the C&V sewers to end up on the front page again
It's still worth the price of admission to get to see the Cinelli in the first post!

And now, you've passed the 1900 mark.
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Originally Posted by smd4
It's still worth the price of admission to get to see the Cinelli in the first post!

And now, you've passed the 1900 mark.
lol underrated comment. I knew that picture would come in handy!
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
I just knew we could keep this thread going, getting closer to 2000 posts! I still don't appreciate Huffy never building a big enough frame for taller people...
Much to the chagrin of all the purists! There was a collective ‘oh no’ upon seeing this thread back in the front page, I’m sure. Sure warms my heart though
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I have been trying to resurrect the 950 that was the donor bike for the Huffiente. What a fun exercise! I started to add wheels and found my wheelset was not compatible with the frame rear triangle. I have sourced a new hub set and will re-build the rear wheel so that it fits correctly. The 125mm rear triangle required a bit of stash raiding to get the rear hub correct but I think the wheel re-build should go fairly easy. Getting things right on the 950 has been a journey of sourcing parts and specialty bits like ASE bolts for the seat binder. But the re-build is just a continuation of the Huffiente journey and history. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Much to the chagrin of all the purists! There was a collective ‘oh no’ upon seeing this thread back in the front page, I’m sure. Sure warms my heart though
I am happy to have done my part.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Much to the chagrin of all the purists! There was a collective ‘oh no’ upon seeing this thread back in the front page, I’m sure. Sure warms my heart though
I can understand that there are many, for good reason, that would like to bury this thread. Especially since I used to work for Campy in the Super Record era.
However, having aided and abetted the initial sacrilegious actions of the Ultimate Blasphemer, commitment and loyalty to his cause calls for dredging up any relevant and/or irreverent blurbs that contribute to prolonging the consternation and hand wringing of those offended by the mere mention of the Huffente. More to come.
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Originally Posted by Aubergine
I am happy to have done my part.
Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
I can understand that there are many, for good reason, that would like to bury this thread. Especially since I used to work for Campy in the Super Record era.
However, having aided and abetted the initial sacrilegious actions of the Ultimate Blasphemer, commitment and loyalty to his cause calls for dredging up any relevant and/or irreverent blurbs that contribute to prolonging the consternation and hand wringing of those offended by the mere mention of the Huffente. More to come.

Haha YES!! It is to you guys that this was even able to happen. It would be impossible for this project to be as pointless and offensive as it has been if it wasn't for heroes like you and many others here, some of whom we lost in the war.

The Huffente is not dead. Not even close. The ride last year was hampered by me, not the bike. We are going to be riding it more this year, a LOT more. I've gotten distracted by fleeting projects. That will end. As a matter of fact, I've started laying out the course for this years Huffente plans:


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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
I can understand that there are many, for good reason, that would like to bury this thread. Especially since I used to work for Campy in the Super Record era.
However, having aided and abetted the initial sacrilegious actions of the Ultimate Blasphemer, commitment and loyalty to his cause calls for dredging up any relevant and/or irreverent blurbs that contribute to prolonging the consternation and hand wringing of those offended by the mere mention of the Huffente. More to come.
I reckon them's fancy words for saying "unindicted conspirator."
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
I reckon them's fancy words for saying "unindicted conspirator."
*blink twice if complying under duress*
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
I reckon them's fancy words for saying "unindicted conspirator."

I will have to concede to “CO-conspirator”, one of many.
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Originally Posted by stoneageyosh
I will have to concede to “CO-conspirator”, one of many.
Watch out for the ‘torches and pitchforks’ crew showing up at your door
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what is Huffente's current weight?
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Watch out for the ‘torches and pitchforks’ crew showing up at your door
"The best we can do is framebuilding torches and Tange forks."
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Watch out for the ‘torches and pitchforks’ crew showing up at your door

Yeah, being rural, this time of year torches are no big deal as we are allowed to burn slash and brush piles. However, nobody uses pitchforks as haying is all mechanical. Now manure forks would be a problem.
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"Reading bikeforums for my daily dose of humor."
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Originally Posted by noglider
"Honey, what are you up to?"

"Reading bikeforums for my daily dose of humor."

And don't forget, according to iab it will also help you feel better about your own life and circumstances. You know, sort of a daily mental self care routine
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
what is Huffente's current weight?

I probably tried 3 times today to respond to this question, but each time something happened with the browser, the internet connection, etc.

I don't know the current weight, as the bike is in a somewhat disassembled state, but given some calculations, I think we will be in the mid-to-high 21lb-ish range when all is said and done.

Also, I may drop even more than that, seeing as how the scale I was using to get the initial weight of the bike (23.4lbs) has since been weighing all my bike boxes by too much, and when I take them to the UPS store, they always weigh a bit less. So who knows,I might drop some weight for free and out of thin air!
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The Huffente lives!


This is probably the most normalish picture of the bike ever taken. If you just glance super quick, then look away, you might be tempted to think you just saw a bike. The stance is pretty close.






Phase One is now complete. When the bike got a flat in the rear tubular, I set it aside for a while. Then, I started playing around with the idea of lightening it up a bit. Around this time last year, the bike came in around 23lbs and change, on a scale that seemed to err on the side of heavier rather than lighter. For a while, the bike was in a sad state of affairs -


Its sad, headless state for most of the last 8 months or so


The main thing I wanted to change was the stem. Originally, I liked the design of the Jun stem, it fit the bike already, and it was free! But after riding a bunch of other bikes, I realized it was woefully short. Enter the the Sakae Ringyo New Royal Extra Super Light! This stem weighed about 195g stock. The original ethos of the project had me wanting to use one of these, but the sizing was a hurdle I wasn't prepared for. Well, when I finally mic'd the stem and saw it was 21.9mm, instead of 22.2, all of the sudden, 21.2mm seemed a lot closer. And truthfully, it was more like 21.4. So through a lot of trial and error, we now have the SR ESL stem as part of the bike. I thought for sure I had ruined a beautiful and rare vintage part, but after revisiting it, I got the idea to change the stem design from an expander type wedge style to a sliding wedge. This added a little bit of weight, but gave the stem a more robust design. It is in there SUPER tight, even if one wasn't to tighten the wedge - you could probably even ride it without the bolt (don't worry, I won't, and I used grease).




I also installed a titanium BB that I got from our very own hazetguy (much appreciated sir!), and found this nifty saddle at the co-op that is 100% PURE ITALIAN. The bike is basically a Colnago by now


Lots of things still to do. Somehow, I lost one of those little ferrule ends for my rear brake cable, so now the cable is all wonky. Truth be told, I cut it a bit short and it doesn't match the front in height, so in the tried-and-true fashion of this thread, I'm going to waste more money on this trash heap bike and redo what I already did, hence waste more of my life away.

I thought about changing the goofy fork angle to look a little more racy, but dddd and his excellent knowledge of bicycle geometry steered me away from that cliff.

If you notice, there are other changes as well. The chainrings that Jeff did are not currently on the bike - so, due to the crack that was found in the NR drive side arm, I decided to use the 170mm arm set that I had picked up for a different bike for the Huffente instead. The Huffente always gets the priority. These are the rings that came on that bike, so it is just a matter of convenience at this time. However, I may leave them on as I plan to stack up miles on this bike. I'd rather put the wear on these rings than the drillium ones that Jeff did. In addition to the stem, the seatpost is also new. Based on the new saddle, I needed a little more depth for the seatpost. I like this one better - its tighter, and the crossbolt is level to the top tube, whereas the old was never was, which bothered me.

New handlebars on the bike - 3TTT Less 199, which are NOT 199g they are more like 227g, which still saves a bit compared to the Cinellis, and the drop section is way more comfortable. These ones are 44cm I believe, which accounts for the extra weight. Got some special grip tape planned, and will be following one of Jeff's other fantastic tutorials for it.

Lots more to come on the bike. I think I'm probably going to end up brazing a Campy rear cable stop on the stay, maybe trimming up the rear dropouts (free weight savings) and continuing to replace a few more parts here and there.
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Replace the brake cable housing with compressionless--you'll save about 30% compared to regular housing, and your brakes will perform better. Also--replace as many bolts/fasteners as you can with titanium or depending on application--aluminum.
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Make it a single chainring up front! Drill out the brake bridge!

Wheels and chain and cable housings are seriously the best bets for safe weight reduction. You already shaved some grams via the saddle, stem and bars.

You could always get a titanium freewheel I guess.
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can't think of a better way to start Humpday than by shirking work responsibilities and reading about Huffente. My day can only go downhill from here.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
can't think of a better way to start Humpday than by shirking work responsibilities and reading about Huffente. My day can only go downhill from here.
Oh man, it’s a rough day when the best part of your day is the Huffente.

Great suggestions, all. The red cable housing on the bike right now is actually compressionless, and a lighter weight cable, which is why it’s painful to replace it - it was expensive! About the coolest/lightest cable I’ve seen is the one made of all those little alloy links - completely compressionless and ultra-lightweight. But! I am trying to plagiarize a page from the city rage days of yore, so aesthetic is important, so Inwanted to go with traditional looking cable. Also, hence the bare steel wire wrap cable for the RD.

I almost forgot…I think I’m also going to do a brazed on seatpost clamp. Even though it is steel, I’m thinking it should weigh less than the seatpost clamp, and definitely look more vintage.

If anyone knows of any ally/titanium skewers that look like the Campy ones let me know.

I’ll have to ride to a bike store and see if I can get a more official weight for the bike now. It feels pretty feathery!
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