1934 AIRFLYTE, by Huffman

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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,841
Beach Cities, CA 92708
Found by Brant @New Mexico Brant Please tell us all the details of the find.
Badge found and placed by him also.
Listed here, SOLD here. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/rare-1934-huffman-airflyte-aircrafted-bicycle.164143/
Observations of this and other bikes like it here. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/observations-of-1934-huffman-aircrafted-motor-bicycles.142650/
I switched the wheelset and chain so I can ride it.:D
Identical triple step hoops.
Amazing original Huffman factory paint, I love just how it is set up; both side and drop stand, pedals, crank, chainring, stainless ducktail fenders, saddle, grips, neck, and especially the California Bars.:cool:
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Comments welcome.:blush:
 
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Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
925
Concord NC
That's a killer badge, but I don't see any rivets or screws, so I'm guessing it's glued on? Avant-Garde!
 
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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,841
Beach Cities, CA 92708
That's a killer badge, but I don't see any rivets or screws, so I'm guessing it's glued on? Avant Garde!
It is a killer Bottle Cap Badge!
A larger hole in the head tube, and it is pressed on at the Huffman Factory.
Here's the only pic I have of the 1935 Velvet.
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A pic of a bottlecap missing the rest of the "Neck" material.

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Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
925
Concord NC
It is a killer Bottle Cap Badge!
A larger hole in the head tube, and it is pressed on at the Huffman Factory.
Here's the only pic I have of the 1935 Velvet.
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A pic of a bottlecap missing the rest of the "Neck" material.

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That's a new one on me! I take it this is some kind of solder? Thanks for posting the pictures!
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,451
Costa Mesa, California. United States
I got my first look at this magnificent bicycle in person yesterday, and it is indeed a magnificent bicycle.
I’m sure, it is enjoying its new lease on life among the other cool bikes in Marks stable.
Neat, bit of trivia on the headbadge graphic detail.
Thank you, for that, @hoofhearted Patric.
I had read, that the Spirit of St. Louis was made from Shelby seamless tubing.
We’re these early “Aircrafted” Huffman frames made from that same type of tubing?
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,451
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Well, it doesn’t really say, whether the tubing used was aircraft/seamless grade.
It just says that they used Aircrafted construction techniques, which doesn’t look to be any different than what everybody else was doing.
So maybe more of a marketing ploy.
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This picture shows what looks to be a seam joint in the tube, so I’m going to guess that Shelby seamless drawn tubing was not used to build these frames.
Too bad, because then, these frames could’ve been considered, truly “ Aircrafted” just like the Spirit of St. Louis.
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Either way, riding one of these gems, evokes the majesty of flying up in the wild blue yonder.
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,841
Beach Cities, CA 92708
in person yesterday, and it is indeed a magnificent bicycle.
I’m sure, it is enjoying its new lease on life among the other cool bikes in Marks stable.
Either way, riding one of these gems, evokes the majesty of flying up in the wild blue yonder.
Marty and I traded some saddles and bits, tinkered a little, and AIRFLYTE is at top FLYER.
Maiden voyage 45 miles.
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It was pretty cool to get '34 and '35 Huffmen out together for a ride.
Super-Blessed!
 
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