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  1. Phrank Vee

    What bike did you ride today?

    Just finished this bike. Was a giant thorn in my side, nothing went smoorh. I learned a lot about bikes. Especially about a 1949 Gambles made Huffman Hiawatha. I have the tank, but think the lines on this frame are killer, so I kept it off. I went for a short spin around the block a few times...
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    Correct Huffman Stem

    Hello All, Can anyone share a pic of the correct boys bicycle stem for a 26” late 40’s Huffman. I have a few, and not positive of which one is correct. Some have stem “H” bolts. Some stems are branded “Wald” I have two that the handlebar “H” bolts dont screw down all the way but the “H” stem...
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    Cleaning White Wall Tires?

    Thanks for the thorough response!
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    Cleaning White Wall Tires?

    Anyone have a specific way to clean white wall tires? I just received a pair of 26”Carlisle Lightning Dart tires and besides using soap and water, are there ways to bring back the white on the tire? I just want to know possible solutions so I dont screw them up. Maybe even make them last longer...
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    1949 Huffman….

    Hahahahah! What i learned is the following… Bike rehab is for quitters! I will never take 8 months off from tinkering from bikes Don’t work 15 hours, then think its a dynamite idea to play with bikes. **I did have the wrong bearing cups. Quick fix. Bearings were “ Inside” bearing cup...
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    1949 Huffman….

    Thanks for the reply. You inspired me to use my brain. I figured it out. The “bell of shame” has been ringing in my head! My bike building privileges should be revoked!
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    1949 Huffman….

    Thanks for the reply. You inspired me to use my brain. I figured it out. The “bell of shame” has been ringing in my head! My bike building privileges should be revoked!
  8. Phrank Vee

    1949 Huffman….

    Thanks for the reply. You inspired me to use my brain. I figured it out. The “bell of shame” has been ringing in my head! My bike building privileges should be revoked!
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    1949 Huffman….

    Hey Cabers! Looking for some advice. I’ve been “off of bikes” for about 8 months. I just had a relapse. I’m attempting to reassemble the lower bracket. I have tried 3 diff sets of bearing cups. Finally I think iI have the correct ones and the “Race” (not sure if thats the correct term)? Is...
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    Reduced Prewar Troxel Saddle

    Up For Sale: Early Prewar brown leather seat. Very good condition in my opinion. Nice patina typical wear, scratches, scuffs, some leather worn areas as expected. Includes the mounting clamp. I cant confirm if the mounting clamp is original. Small rip under seat notes circled in yellow pic...
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    Found Looking for Huffman Trussrods

    Not sure if this will work for you? Came off a 1948 Gambles made Huffman
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    Sold Postwar Aluminum Huffman Stem

    1949 boys Gambles Huffman Hiawatha. I have them, but they are poor by my standards. Im looking for really nice ones. Thanks for the reply.
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    Sold Postwar Aluminum Huffman Stem

    yep. Read thread wrong like an idiot. Sent email to some other dude. Thanks for the reply. Im actually only looking for that stem “h” bolt. Have an extra or huffman boys bars?
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    Sold Postwar Aluminum Huffman Stem

    Email sent.
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