1964 huffy daisy tandem


This ad disappears when logged in

donp

On Training Wheels
Oct 6, 2010
6
3
lyndhurst, ohio
#1
I haven't posted on here in a few years. been pretty busy. but over that time period I built a prett cool ride. I got an itch to build a tandem, and I wanted one with a lot of curved tubing like a Schwinn has since I have a large collection of schwinna. but Schwinn doesn't make a frame like that, at least not that I know of. one day this 64 huffy popped up on craigslist for $50. so I grabbed it thinking this is the perfect frame to build something cool with. it took me over a week to tear this bike down because it was so rusty (as you can see in the pic) and I swear it spent decades in the bottom of a lake. after a good sand blast followed by a polishing with emory cloth, I sent the frame and forks over to a body shop for a lemon yellow paint job.
once that was done, I spent a lot of time finding parts that would work with this bike I picked up a 1960 hawthorne tandem with a broken and rewelded frame, and that's where the wheels and chain guard came from. then I had a neighbor give me 6 huffy 3 speed bikes, so from those I got matching handle bars, seats, seat posts, and clamps. the fenders came from another hawthorne 3 speed that was in such bad shape it couldn't be restored. I was able to clean up the original cranks, stems, trim on the forks, sprockets, and head badge. I painted the sprockets, rear stem, top fork trim, and head badge due to bad rust and the head badge was so scrapped up there was nothing readable on it. I made all brand new chains, and added new hunt wilde grips, and new tires and tubes.
I have way more money in this bike than it will ever be worth, and I still need to get new black colored seats, but it is a cool bike to play around with.

10897025_10205905650907520_1491139101879023563_n.jpg
16804089_10212641648303245_6239033264235453041_o.jpg
16722553_10212641656583452_5714012331808256630_o.jpg
16729462_10212641661183567_5545027379878469276_n.jpg
16806918_10212641662463599_141643391198726455_n.jpg
 

donp

On Training Wheels
Oct 6, 2010
6
3
lyndhurst, ohio
#3
thanks. it sure was a lot of work because nothing was made to fit this frame. i had to reengineer almost every part. even things like the fender braces. those are a type that look just like what schwinn uses, and i got them from another set of fenders that i scrapped then modified to fit these.yj
 

This ad disappears when logged in
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture