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Old 10-21-04, 09:24 AM
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sorry huffy

on my block they wern't as cool as a schwin, but still it's sad to see huffy go http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...esforchapter11
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Old 10-21-04, 09:45 PM
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Sorry, I disagree. The term, "good riddance," comes to mind. Schwinns, though heavy, were much better made and finished. I briefly owned a Huffy-made Sears Free Spirit, a $20 yard sale special, and was not terribly upset when it was stolen.
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Old 10-23-04, 03:17 PM
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My wife got me a Huffy mountain bike.. it was a better quality one than you can find at Xmart (walmart, kmart, etc)... when I told her I wanted to get back into biking after about 5 years after I gave up on it when my bike got stolen.

Bless my wife's heart for the thought and effort... but MAN, Huffy's SUCK! Sorry Huffy.

Thankfully I later (a few years later) got a Specialized Hardrock. My wife thinks I'm weird getting that when I already have a "nice huffy" lol. Ahh oh well. hehe Some people don't understand
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Old 10-23-04, 10:38 PM
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I bought a 24 year old Huffy today from someone at work. I has been sitting for 17 years in his garage. It works well but needs a good cleaning.
It's a 10 speed Santa Fe with a nice Southwestern paint scheme
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Old 10-23-04, 11:20 PM
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I bet old Huffys are better than todays Huffy's They didnt have all the light weigh junk back then to cut corners with.
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Old 10-24-04, 07:23 AM
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I blame Huffy for part of the reason people DON'T ride bicycles more. Consumers for years have been brainwashed into thinking that department store junk is considered normal and have balked at three and four hundred dollar entry-level bikes when they spend 30+ thousand dollars for an SUV without blinking an eye.

I've made it my lot in life to educate people about getting off the hose and spending a little more to get a bike with ten times the quality so they might enjoy cycling for a change. Since the bike boom of the '70s (and even the days of the high-wheelers, from what I've heard), junky crap was dumped on an unsuspecting public and they just put them up in thier garage and took up running or whatever.
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Old 10-24-04, 10:06 AM
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I'll admit I've seen plenty of sorry Huffys, but before we dismiss them all, take a gander at Saturnsc2's little gem:

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Old 10-24-04, 04:45 PM
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That's a beauty! We have a really nice Huffy where I work that is the sweetest bike I ever rode.

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Old 10-26-04, 05:41 PM
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Very sharp. I really like the colors and graphics.
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Originally Posted by Taz
Very sharp. I really like the colors and graphics.
when i bought this bike, it was a top of the line model at the time (1982) to this day, it's pretty much original. the only things that i changed were the wheels, bottom bracket crank bearings, seat, & brake shoes. i rode this bike for 23 years & am still riding it to this day. for a long time i weighed around 300# now i'm down to 218#. the bike held up through any condition. never gave me any problems other than routine maintenance not to bad for a "junk", or "cheap debt. store" bike as it's referred to here. this bike will outlast me. i'll be damned if i'm going to pay $2000.00 for just a bicycle! i bought a 1982 kawasaki csr 305 with 1500 original miles on it recently for $900.00! now that's a bargain!
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