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Meet "Huffy" the single speed

Old 05-28-17, 01:24 PM
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Meet "Huffy" the single speed



I always wanted a Huffy growing up so I built my own as a single speed commuter. Meet "Huffy"...

Specs:

Frameset: 2011 58cm Felt Brougham
Wheels: Essor Bolt 31
Crankset: 48t SRAM Omnium
Freewheel: White Ind. 17t
(Surly Tuggnut)
Chain: KML S10 Stainless 1/8"
Cockpit: Bontrager
Levers: Cane Creek TT200 Carbon (both front and rear)
Cane Creek Crosstop (front only)
Brakes: Shimano 105
Tires: Continental 4 Seasons
Seat: Fabric
Other: Pinhead locks, Lizard skin wrap, Jagwire cables



I like having just the front brake when I'm on the tops since it's usually slower speeds. The Lizard Skin 2.5 DSP is very comfortable wrap that have on most of my bikes.



I love the Cane Creek Carbon TT200's, very nice action



SRAM Omnium crankset looks amazing with the KMC stainless chain



White Industries 17t free hub feels responsive and has a nice loud sound. The Surly Tuggnut for a little stability and "bling"
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Old 05-28-17, 01:29 PM
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Original Felt seat post and white clamp



Used some parts bin 105 brakes, they look good with the black frame I think



I've been pretty happy with Fabric seats lately




Had to take a couple pics on my test ride
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I like it!

What width are the tires?

Nice job on the build.
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Old 05-28-17, 09:25 PM
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You always wanted a Huffy???

Hell, when I was a kid my old man would only get us Huffies - I always wanted a Schwinn or Raleigh, but he wouldn't hear of it
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Old 05-29-17, 01:24 AM
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Nice Johnnytheboy!

I have 28's on it...close but they fit.

Wish the frame had eyelets but it rides great and will be a lot of fun!
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Originally Posted by Larry77 View Post
I always wanted a Huffy growing up
It's official. There is someone in the world who is weirder than me.
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It's official. There is someone in the world who is weirder than me.
I'm happy to help!

I almost put "Mongoose" stickers on it but I thought it would be funnier if it was a "Huffy". This was a fun project because it didn't feel so serious and the price tag was minuscule compared to my other builds...
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Originally Posted by Larry77 View Post
I'm happy to help!

I almost put "Mongoose" stickers on it but I thought it would be funnier if it was a "Huffy". This was a fun project because it didn't feel so serious and the price tag was minuscule compared to my other builds...

FWIW, the Huffy font looks pretty darn authentic.
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That's awesome, very cool idea. I had been thinking about doing the same thing but with late 80s Haro graphics - loved their bikes growing up.
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Looks like a solid SS build.

Huffy was headquartered in my home town. When I was growing up we'd always say "I'd rather walk my bike than ride a Huffy" probably couldn't tell you why at that age though haha.
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
You always wanted a Huffy???

Hell, when I was a kid my old man would only get us Huffies - I always wanted a Schwinn or Raleigh, but he wouldn't hear of it
What was the Sears Brand BMX bikes? Free Spirit? That's what we got for Christmas one year. All my school buddies had Haro's and GT's. I think Diamond Back made a sweet BMX back then. My buddies mail-ordered parts from Dans Comp.... from a catalog!! Mind you, this was the about 1990-ish.
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What was the Sears Brand BMX bikes? Free Spirit? That's what we got for Christmas one year. All my school buddies had Haro's and GT's. I think Diamond Back made a sweet BMX back then. My buddies mail-ordered parts from Dans Comp.... from a catalog!! Mind you, this was the about 1990-ish.
Oh wow, thinking about Dan's Comp takes me back. When I was in junior high or a freshman in HS (around 1988 or so), I saved my lunch money and mail ordered a GT Pro Freestyle Tour piece by piece from Dan's Comp and Trend Bike Source. First bike I ever built, and I loved that thing.
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Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y View Post
Oh wow, thinking about Dan's Comp takes me back.
I actually buy from them a few times a year, mostly parts/tubes for my kid's bikes. They have a pretty good reward system, too. Their catalog is still fun to look at!
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