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

Old 05-15-24, 12:48 PM
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I just weighed the bike, and we came in at 22lbs even.

Now, with this scale, I have weighed packages that have ended up weighing less when they get to UPS and put up on their scales, so I have a feeling this scale skews things a bit towards the heavy.

To test this, I grabbed a 20lb weight, and weighed just me, and then me + the weight, and the weight came in at 20.8lbs. Now, I'm not too sure how accurate a dumbbell gets, from research they can vary. However, if the UPS experience and the dumbbell experience are to be believed, we are likely in the 21-22lb range for the bike. This is a great improvement from the 23.4lb it weighed back last year.

We still have a ways to go. I'm thinking I can drop probably another 1/2lb before I'm done. This is not the weight weenie build, as we are keeping on some of the fat for historical/nostalgia sake, but I did want to trim it up a bit more, just to get a little more comparable to it's vintage lightweight colleagues.

I don't know if I'll be breaking the 20lb barrier with this one, and that isn't really a goal, although I do think that could be possible with some lighter weight tubulars, I don't really need to push it. The bike is feeling great right now, and with a little more dropping off, it will get even better. If anyone has a suggestion for a suitable lightweight replacement for the boat anchor Campy headset crown race, I'm all ears!
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I suspect you can get that half pound by switching to the sandals for your riding gear. Those shoes you are wearing are probably a half pound heavier than the sandals. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I suspect you can get that half pound by switching to the sandals for your riding gear. Those shoes you are wearing are probably a half pound heavier than the sandals. Smiles, MH

Actually, those things are pretty heavy! I think it must come from the mechanical superpowers they give.
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Can’t wait to ride the Huffente later today. It for sure weighs less now than every other road bike I have.

What Huffy are you riding today?
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It used to be quite a respectable place. What happened?!
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I think I should have titled that thread "Huffy Fever Dreams."
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I think I should have titled that thread "Huffy Fever Dreams."
At least you didn't title it "Huffente Envy".
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I think I should have titled that thread "Huffy Fever Dreams."
I'm just waiting for you to list it on craigs, so I can add it to the wacky thread.
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I'm just waiting for you to list it on craigs, so I can add it to the wacky thread.
Hmm, I think I have some ape hangers to swap in.
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
At least you didn't title it "Huffente Envy".
Didn’t Freud write about that?
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Didn’t Freud write about that?
I think development of the "envy" part of Freud's theories predated the Huffman Manufacturing Corporation and the Huffy bicycle brand by some years.
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
I think development of the "envy" part of Freud's theories predated the Huffman Manufacturing Corporation and the Huffy bicycle brand by some years.
He was quite prescient.
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In preparation for a *possible* Cino appearance, I have started swapping things around and doing a lot of testing. There is now a clincher wheelset on the bike, since these are the only larger tires I have. Good news is that the Huffente take 33s with ease, and this wheelset allowed somewhat of a bailout gear. I’m still a bit of a weak rider, so I figure I can work up to tubulars and smaller freewheels as I go.

Bike is sub-22lbs, as it sits








LOTS of work still to do, and lots of fine tuning. But she’s riding great.
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That MegaRange freewheel is definitely Cino material. I'd say consider a triplizer, but then you'd have trouble with the SR rear derailler. Sacrifices are sometimes necessary. So is walking up hills.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
In preparation for a *possible* Cino appearance, I have started swapping things around and doing a lot of testing. . . .

Bike is sub-22lbs, as it sits

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LOTS of work still to do, and lots of fine tuning. But she’s riding great.
Nice update. Glad to hear it, and hope you do make it to Cino with the Huffente.

FWIW: maybe it's just me, but IMO the bike would really "pop" with a red saddle to match the brake cabling (and the small bit of cable housing near the RD would look better IMO changed to red as well). But unless you have a red one you know works for you and is comfortable enough for long hard rides, changing out the saddle shortly before Cino might not be the best course of action.

In any case, the Huffente looks great as it is! Kudos.
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
I think development of the "envy" part of Freud's theories predated the Huffman Manufacturing Corporation and the Huffy bicycle brand by some years.
I've always thought that Freud's interpretations spoke more about Freud himself than about the rest of humanity.

Back on topic, I spy what looks like a lightweight handlebar and newer/lighter freewheel design.
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
Nice update. Glad to hear it, and hope you do make it to Cino with the Huffente.

FWIW: maybe it's just me, but IMO the bike would really "pop" with a red saddle to match the brake cabling (and the small bit of cable housing near the RD would look better IMO changed to red as well). But unless you have a red one you know works for you and is comfortable enough for long hard rides, changing out the saddle shortly before Cino might not be the best course of action.

In any case, the Huffente looks great as it is! Kudos.

Thanks! Yep - the saddle, and bar tape are more surprises to come. I'll re-consider the red housing as well. I actually had a piece of red housing on there, but move to a more 'authentic' vintage coil RD cable housing to be more period correct. I don't mind changing it back now. It's not like we are period correct anyway with all the other bits. Gotta keep as much SR as I can, though!
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
That MegaRange freewheel is definitely Cino material. I'd say consider a triplizer, but then you'd have trouble with the SR rear derailler. Sacrifices are sometimes necessary. So is walking up hills.
You know, I had been strongly considering one as well, and in fact was out there last night trying to take some measurements. Sadly, what I found was that there would be no way to shift into the lowest granny ring without pushing the entire DS setup farther outboard, which would necessitate a new, wider bottom bracket. In other words, more wads of cash burned in the bonfire. If there is one thing that the Huffente is good at, ride quality notwithstanding, it is wasting money. I did ride in the Randonee Heroica back last year with the original Regina Oro and just the standard 52/42, which was a complete newb moment of ignorance. While I'm not trying to compare it to Cino, it was, in essence, a micro Cino, with lots of elevation gain, gravel roads that behaved like riding in sand, and riding through the rain. Somehow that worked. Then again, we all almost died, but it sort of worked. So any gearing relief is a welcomed addition. I don't know what the lowest gear on the ORO was...maybe 22t? 24t? I think the low gear on the Shimano cluster is 32t. So that is going to help a LOT, along w/ the 33s.

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I've always thought that Freud's interpretations spoke more about Freud himself than about the rest of humanity.

Back on topic, I spy what looks like a lightweight handlebar and newer/lighter freewheel design.

Yep, 3TTT Less199 bars (more like More199, at 227g ), and the wheels are of the cassette variety, which was more a product of convenience. I needed some sort of clincher rims to take the 33s, and these somehow became the candidate. The spacing on the Huffente is like 128mm, which is great because it means I can go either up to 130mm, or down to 126mm, with ease. While it is a steel cassette that's on there, I was pretty impressed with it coming in around 260g, and it can stand to lose even more weight though a bit of careful drillium.


Next up are some brake pad switcheroo-ing, and the aforementioned saddle and bar tape treatment. I will also probably switch out the drillium cages as I would hate to break them for a long gravel ride.
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Dave,
Those cages won't break under normal conditions. But I have issues with the bonfire thing. I see it as a Huffy Dumpster Fire! And yes cash is needed to keep fueling it. However, the goal of 2000 posts is quickly approaching. I gotta start a thread on who is gonna get the 2000th with some side wagering on the side. Smiles, Dave #3
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