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Posting pictures of before/after/coming soon. (My bike)

Old 03-11-11, 10:35 AM
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I too just picked up a Aerowind (for $10). Love what you are doing with it. I am wanting to do something similar... And like you, doing it for the fun of building/playing/learning not making money.

If you are throwing away the brakes would you consider selling a few bits and pieces? I am missing a few tiny parts.
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Old 03-11-11, 10:55 AM
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I too just picked up a Aerowind (for $10).
Let's start a club!
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My buddy had one, used it for a tallbike. Def. wouldn't sink any money into one. While it is a "high quality" Huffy, it still has crimped dropouts and fork...
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Originally Posted by coopdad76 View Post
I too just picked up a Aerowind (for $10). Love what you are doing with it. I am wanting to do something similar... And like you, doing it for the fun of building/playing/learning not making money.

If you are throwing away the brakes would you consider selling a few bits and pieces? I am missing a few tiny parts.
Sorry bud. You can list what you need but I'm pretty sure I'm keeping a lot of it just in case. This is my first conversion/remake? haha. And 10 bucks?! What a buy... In my opinion...

I finally have pictures! Some things didn't work out so it's not what I expected but I'm super happy with it. No more $ into it though (unless I need repairs). Again, sorry about the quality of the pictures...


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Old 03-12-11, 06:47 AM
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I absolutely love the look of it! Who cares that its a Huffy it looks great! I was toying with finding a vintage headbadge on eBay for mine but it would be a Huffman (the name Huffy was earlier if I read correctly).

I assume the wheels are not the stock ones painted/powdercoated black.
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Originally Posted by JLN_HuffyAero88 View Post
Sorry bud. You can list what you need but I'm pretty sure I'm keeping a lot of it just in case. This is my first conversion/remake? haha. And 10 bucks?! What a buy... In my opinion...

I finally have pictures! Some things didn't work out so it's not what I expected but I'm super happy with it. No more $ into it though (unless I need repairs). Again, sorry about the quality of the pictures...
The seat is too low.
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The seat is too low.
or the frame is too big.
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Originally Posted by coopdad76 View Post
I absolutely love the look of it! Who cares that its a Huffy it looks great! I was toying with finding a vintage headbadge on eBay for mine but it would be a Huffman (the name Huffy was earlier if I read correctly).

I assume the wheels are not the stock ones painted/powdercoated black.
Thanks! and no, they're Ameilia wheels from Eighth Inch...

I also don't like riding my saddle too high. I'm short...
I should probably higher it a little bit every once and a while to get use to it...

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put a book in your groin and measure from the bottom of the book to the floor, then add in the length of the book. Multiply by.. uh, what is it? .88 or .85? That will give you a good starting point for seat height. I think I backed mine off two inches at first and now I'm raising back up slowly.

also here

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...FC_ANSWER_1=55
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Good tape. That's a long bike.
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Looks "off" to me for some reason. Maybe its the massive wheelbase... or the low saddle. But as long as you enjoy riding it :thumbsup:
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Originally Posted by .Bysikalz. View Post
I know you can do that, but why have a brake at all when you can just lock up by reversing pedal turns?
What? Reversing the pedals does not "lock up" singlespeeds, unless you happen to have a coaster brake.

All singlespeeds need two brakes. So unless there is indeed a coaster brake on that bike, get a rear brake pronto.
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Originally Posted by EssEllSee View Post
Looks "off" to me for some reason. Maybe its the massive wheelbase... or the low saddle. But as long as you enjoy riding it :thumbsup:
It dawned on me this morning while my kids were watching The Muppet Movie that Kermit's has an Aerowind fork on it too!


Someone asked about the the wheelbase a few posts back... mine is roughly 43" from center of tire to center of tire.
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