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Old 12-16-11, 04:46 PM
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My New Huffy
















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Old 12-16-11, 04:47 PM
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nice decals
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The third pic was a give-away. To a welder at least.
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It looks pretty real I think - only someone who looked closely and knew what they were looking at would notice.
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how do you shift?



btw is it not really a huffy?
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Old 12-16-11, 04:54 PM
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You shift with these:



This was a before photo -

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Even I would probably walk past and think "Dang, that is the nicest Huffy I ever saw".

Nice job with the costume. What is it really?
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Old 12-16-11, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
You shift with these:

This was a before photo -
Well you wanna give a hint as to what it is? I'm at a loss! It isn't a rockhopper is it and I can't read the headbadge?
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wow what is that shifter type called? never seen it before. can it do friction?

at first i was like damn that doens't look like a bad bike.. maybe huffys arent total crap.. then i read the comments haha. the triple cables along the top tube is also way too fancy for huffy
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Litespeed Obed MTB...

The shifters are Suntour Commands...they do friction, sort of - but it's kind of a half arsed indexing. Zaphod was right about that for sure.
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Old 12-16-11, 05:00 PM
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MMM. Titanium.

Where'd you source the decals?

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What bars are those?
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What bars are those?
Looks like On-One Midge to me.
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I used Origin 8 Garys - a knock off of Dirt Drops. They really worked well on this build!

This was done as a parts bin Frankenstein thrifty build and I'm thrilled with how well it came together. The bike is FUN!! It's light (around 21 pounds), agile and fast once it gets going. I was only planning on this being a winter build beater, but it's an awesome ride.
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Pretty cool bike, even without an IGH atmo.
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Your Chainstays are bent... and since it's only a Huffy, you may as well toss that pile into the dumpster.








EDIT: not really serious on any of the above.... unless I lived within a 10 block radius of you and knew what time it was going in the dumpster

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The only thing on that bike that looks huffy to me are the decals.

Did you keep either of the other frames you got with this one? I'd hate to see a Merckx with "Huffy" emblazoned on it.
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Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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MMM. Titanium.

Where'd you source the decals?
Found them on eBay - the seller still has a set left!

I'm also having a head badge made - Darth Vader's helmet in a Star of David.

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The only thing on that bike that looks huffy to me are the decals.

Did you keep either of the other frames you got with this one? I'd hate to see a Merckx with "Huffy" emblazoned on it.
Good memory! HA! Both went to happy new owners, decals intact.
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Fun stuff.

Go jump some curbs.
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Best bit of urban anti-theft camouflage to date.
But you need to complete it....
where's the big chrome dork disc?
and the chain protector for the crank?

Chuckles aside, I'd substitute the QR seat binder with a standard hex socket cap bolt. Some crackhead will still walk away with your grungy Avocet.
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Best bit of urban anti-theft camouflage to date.
But you need to complete it....
where's the big chrome dork disc?
and the chain protector for the crank?

Chuckles aside, I'd substitute the QR seat binder with a standard hex socket cap bolt. Some crackhead will still walk away with your grungy Avocet.
I was thinking that, but I'm actually going to take the saddle/post with me when I lock it. One more discouragement.
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Old 12-16-11, 05:45 PM
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Amazing. I hope someone here starts a thread about it at some point wondering what the heck is up with it.
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Amazing. I hope someone here starts a thread about it at some point wondering what the heck is up with it.
exactly. someone on some forum is going to start a war saying huffy made Ti bikes.
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Outstanding job, I've always wanted to do that!
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that is old hat! I saw a kid do something similar with his Merlin when I was working at a shop in Allston Ma.
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