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Old 07-11-07, 06:06 PM
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Forget Japanese made...

check out this Made in Amercia Huffy only $1,000.
seems like a good deal. think i might go for it.


https://kpr.craigslist.org/bik/371113669.html
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Old 07-11-07, 06:08 PM
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good thing he left a phone #, i'm sure some will have questions for him.
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Old 07-11-07, 06:20 PM
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what a great deal
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its not as if a 15 year old huffy has somehow aged to perfection. it was a piece of ***** then and an even bigger piece of ***** now that bikes have advanced far beyond frames that are simply clamped together.

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Originally Posted by Sizzle-Chest
its not as if a 15 year old huffy has somehow aged to perfection. it was a piece of ***** then and an even bigger piece of ***** now that bikes have advanced far beyond frames that are simply clamped together.
…some people just don't know true quality american craftsmanship when they see it.
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Old 07-11-07, 07:28 PM
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i was expecting this kinda huffy

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Old 07-11-07, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by baxtefer
i was expecting this kinda huffy

That's one suped up Kia!
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Old 07-11-07, 07:53 PM
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but it has reflectors and stem shifters, surely that makes it all worth it.
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not only do you get to spend $1000 on that pile.
you get to wait 3 weeks for your check to clear... plus shipping time!
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Old 07-11-07, 08:08 PM
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Seriously though, who owns that road bike? Wow.
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Ouch. Just ouch.
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I think it has ashtabula cranks too. This makes me sad.
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Though that road huffy is actually pretty awesome. i think this is the best Huffy i've seen. It was raced in the 2002 SS world championships. Based on the Craigslist post I'd guess this SS is worth 10 thousand at least.

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Originally Posted by knucks
That's one suped up Kia!
I don't remember who actually made the frame, but in short, Huffy paid a large sum of money to get their name on that bike.
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Originally Posted by Sizzle-Chest
i bought this roadmaster mountain rival for only $22,000. i plan to make a b!tchen hybrid road/downhill competition bike.

What's with the fork dropouts?
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damn, you got a good deal on that roadmaster!

Two things:
1) That Serotta "Huffy", I want it.
2) I love how that cragislist ad mentions its awesome "Derailleur gearing system" and "Dual caliper handbrakes for smooth, sure stops". Really? the bike has derailleurs and brakes! it had better for a g stack.
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Old 07-11-07, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
I don't remember who actually made the frame, but in short, Huffy paid a large sum of money to get their name on that bike.
I believe that was Serotta who made the Huffy frames. At least they did for the old 7-11 team. I doubt that they paid that large a sum of money, since it was pretty common for small custom builders to make frames for larger teams back in the day. Merckx did his hour record on a Colnago with Windsor stickers on it.
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Old 07-11-07, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
I believe that was Serotta who made the Huffy frames. At least they did for the old 7-11 team. I doubt that they paid that large a sum of money, since it was pretty common for small custom builders to make frames for larger teams back in the day. Merckx did his hour record on a Colnago with Windsor stickers on it.
Well in general bicycle racing doesn't involve large sums of money compared to other sports.

Thanks for spotting the framemaker! I'm still not familiar with all the smaller companies.
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
What's with the fork dropouts?
lawyer lips, more or less. there's an extra bracket that slips into that hole, making it so the wheel wont slip out even if its not properly tightened.
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Originally Posted by fix:
lawyer lips, more or less. there's an extra bracket that slips into that hole, making it so the wheel wont slip out even if its not properly tightened.
i love the idea that such safety features were needed on very low end bikes. what kind of jackass puts on a wheel and forgets to tighten it?! on the other hand, i have seen people loose their front wheels and eat ***** and its by far the funniest way a person can crash. observe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdr8dD1BSo

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I like how he says he found it in an abandoned store. Translation: a bum left this in his house and I lifted it.
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Originally Posted by Sizzle-Chest
i love the idea that such safety features were needed on very low end bikes. what kind of jackass puts on a wheel and forgets to tighten it?! on the other hand, i have seen people loose their front wheels and eat ***** and its by far the funniest way a person can crash.
I'm pretty sure you have Nader to thank for lawyer lips. I guess there were some issues with QR wheels coming off when cars were on roof racks?
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Originally Posted by mcatano
I'm pretty sure you have Nader to thank for lawyer lips. I guess there were some issues with QR wheels coming off when cars were on roof racks?
Wasn't NJ trying to ban QR wheels? Makes lawyer lips look downright reasonable.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Wasn't NJ trying to ban QR wheels? Makes lawyer lips look downright reasonable.
NJ did ban QR wheels. You gotta love this state.
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