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Old 07-07-15, 10:20 PM
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I have an older bike. It's a Huffy Durasport 441 series. I bought it new in the 80s but not sure when. I bought it at a Shucks auto parts store. They were part of the Shucks Checker Kragen group now sucked up by Orileys. I know nothing has ever been replaced on it as it has been hanging in my garage for over 20 years. I bought it for a pit bike when I had my race car. One of my buddies bought one at the same time for the same reason. I sold that race car in 89 because it was too costly to play that game and the bike has not been used since. I took it down a few weeks ago and aired the tires, Lubed the cables and chain, And have been riding it a little since. I found this forum looking to find out about tires for it. They do hold air though.

I see people here know the year of their bikes. Is there a way to find that out?

Is this something I should leave all original? The seat sucks and I was thinking about changing it.

Would I be better off to just get a newer bike to ride? I won't ride too far. just want to get into better shape. Driving a truck all day is not doing me any good as I get older.

I like that it is American Made. Is this anything collectible? Or is it just an old 10 speed that I should modify to suit me. Like new seat and straight handle bars?

If it was a car I would be the guy answering these questions. I am an old car guy. I have a small collection of those and some drivers. People come to the car forums to learn so I am here to learn. I guess my main question is since no parts have ever been replaced on this and it is in exelent shape should I keep it that way and buy another bike to ride. Or is it of no value at all and just use it?
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Old 07-08-15, 05:40 AM
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welcome to the forum...the value of the bike is what ever value you attach to it...I have one that is priceless to me and I could not sell it for much at all...
I know nothing of the huffy bikes, but you could check out the vintage and classic section of the forum, there may be some one there who can answer some of your questions.
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Old 07-08-15, 06:18 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. As obed said, try the folks in the Classic & Vintage forum for info. And C&V-What's it Worth" for value.
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Old 07-08-15, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Matt.

Seeing as it appears that you're a Chevy guy, I'd say that your Huffy bike would be equal to a Chevy Citation. Or maybe a Chevette. It is not any type of collector material. Feel free to modify as you wish. If it were mine, I'd clean it up, sell it, and purchase something nicer.
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Old 07-08-15, 02:01 PM
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So that bad? Not really a Chevy guy. Corvette guy yes but I like a lot of different cars. But the only kind of car I have more than 1 of are Corvettes. I am thinking something better would be nice though. Something lighter with better parts.
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