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Old 12-17-06, 07:55 PM
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I like the "Huffy" on the chainstays. Its rather understated, and I didn't even notice it for about 5-minutes when I first saw the bike. Any Huffy which is actually worth riding is rare.

My Huffy drinks Redhook IPA.
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Old 12-17-06, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by redneckwes
Sonatageek,
What size is it??
(Can't believe I'm asking..)
It is a 58cm frame.
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Old 12-17-06, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
It is a 58cm frame.
Don't happen to have any pictures do you??
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Old 12-17-06, 08:57 PM
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Here are a few pictures. Best my old camera can manage.
https://static.flickr.com/143/3255810...ac0e1b.jpg?v=0
https://static.flickr.com/138/3255810...6035ea.jpg?v=0
https://static.flickr.com/139/3255810...3ccfe1.jpg?v=0
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Old 12-17-06, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Ok I have had a change of plans for my Huffy. It is a nice bike but I now have a Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 and a rough condition tandem that will be taking up my time. So my question is -- Do you think that the frame on these is good enough that someone looking to make a single/fixie would be interested? I can use some of the parts (the seat/peddles) on the tandem and I have a friend who could use a set of free tires.

I am trying to decide if I should part it out or just sell it as is. The tandem takes up so much room that I have to open up some space in the garage.
I would say so, I bought mine as a single speed and happily overpaid for it. Once I jumped on and felt how smooth the ride was my wallet threw up a white flag. As said though, I wouldn't part it, I would sell it as is. Ever since I've looked in to this bike I can't find any information on it and it seems to be a pretty rare bike, all though it makes a beautiful FG/SS it could make a very nice road bike too. I've even considered putting it back to a multi gear a few times.
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Old 12-17-06, 09:19 PM
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If that was a 56 I'd probably be all over it, very kewl. Are those Suntour or Shimanno derailleurs??

I'm short legged for 6'1" so that frame is a little tall for me.

Out of curiosity, is there anything on the frame giving an indication on where it was made??
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Old 12-17-06, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by redneckwes
If that was a 56 I'd probably be all over it, very kewl. Are those Suntour or Shimanno derailleurs??

I'm short legged for 6'1" so that frame is a little tall for me.

Out of curiosity, is there anything on the frame giving an indication on where it was made??
Suntour Vx. The stem shifters have the power ratchet thing -- nice. People's comments are making me think it should stay together and not get parted out. I have some think'in to do.

If I keep it the steel wheels most certainly need to go.
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Old 12-17-06, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Suntour Vx. The stem shifters have the power ratchet thing -- nice. People's comments are making me think it should stay together and not get parted out. I have some think'in to do.

If I keep it the steel wheels most certainly need to go.
Where do you live?
Nor-cal or anywhere close?
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Old 12-18-06, 05:20 AM
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Cleveland Ohio

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Where do you live?
Nor-cal or anywhere close?
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Old 12-18-06, 12:19 PM
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I found this little description:

https://shop.vendio.com/oarleafcaparo.../?s=1166180402
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Old 12-18-06, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Cleveland Ohio
Oh well, I guess I'll go with a local bike.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by seaneee
Ok so are they saying that this bike was made for the olympics, or that it was made in celebration of the olympics or what? I can't find anything about it anywhere else. If they can get $199 for that pille of rust I have to wonder what mine in almost perfect condition is worth.
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Old 12-31-06, 07:52 PM
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Ha...I just got one at the thrift store today for $10. It's in practically perfect shape, except for the pitted chrome on the fork. So what kind of bottom bracket does it have? I've never worked on anything other than square taper, so maybe this is what octalink is? It doesn't seem like regular bottom bracket cups would fit in the shell, but I haven't taken it out yet to see.
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Old 01-01-07, 12:31 AM
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Its got the old funky Shimano deal where you have to take the cups out with a freewheel remover (I don't recall what they're called and I'm on my second bottle of wine). English threads.

Just don;t try to cut the $%$# things out with a demel tool.
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Old 01-01-07, 01:59 PM
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so will regular bottom bracket cups fit in there? it looks like it could be too small, but i still haven't tried. it still spins smoothly, and i don't want to overhaul it for no reason, but i'd like to change the crankset/bb to square taper if i can.
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Old 01-02-07, 01:12 AM
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The original BB is OK for a Huffy actually. It depends on what you want to do with it. I ride the crap out of mine in the summer, so I moved to a cartridge BB...but the only thing on mine which I left stock was the headset.

Any Brittish threaded BB will work. I'm running a Stronglite 107mm track BB. I do not know what the original BB axle length was, but it should be no problem to replace it if you want.
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Old 05-04-19, 05:58 AM
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I"m updating this thread as it needs some pics. This is a good looking Huffy "Concours" "Professional" selling on CL in Kansas City. Maybe someone needs to buy it and post a bunch of pics for the BF team? Not a bad looking bike (even if the words Huffy and "professional" don't seem to go together):






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https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...877609248.html
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Old 05-04-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
(even if the words Huffy and "professional" don't seem to go together):
Think Huffy 7-11 team.
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Old 05-04-19, 09:45 AM
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Think Huffy 7-11 team.
That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. But I'd probably ride an old Serotta no matter what name was on the down tube .
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Old 05-04-19, 01:32 PM
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That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. But I'd probably ride an old Serotta no matter what name was on the down tube .
I think if you had tried to ride the TdF with stem shifters they would've slapped you -Mon Dieu!!
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I think if you had tried to ride the TdF with stem shifters they would've slapped you -Mon Dieu!!
I'd have gotten to the first climb and turned around anyway.
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Old 05-26-19, 08:24 PM
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I got one of these bikes about a month ago at a yard sale. I see the reflectors on mine are round and has them in the wheels. Here are some photos, if anyone wants to see photos of any other part of the bike let me know.






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Old 05-28-19, 07:58 PM
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"Oldsledz" that will clean up nicely.

This thread came back from the dead, lots of old names up there from the old days..

I should have bought that thing I guess, I ended up riding mostly 60cm frames as my back got worse.
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