37' Huffman Supreme... Complete

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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
19,651
Evans, GA
So many bikes...so little money.... I'm tapped out or I'd be in the running for this. V/r Shawn
 

Talewinds

I live for the CABE
Sep 13, 2010
1,899
Newton, WI, United States
Let me gaze into my crystal ball, what do I see???
....."The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale."

:p
 

Flat Tire

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 24, 2007
2,054
Blanchester, ohio United States
Let me gaze into my crystal ball, what do I see???
....."The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale."

:p
Ha! That was my first thought when I saw the listing......
 

Talewinds

I live for the CABE
Sep 13, 2010
1,899
Newton, WI, United States
Ahhh I'm such a cynic... But my challenge to Ebay, prove me wrong. Please.
 

OldRider

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 2, 2009
3,082
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Seems to be back up now.........8 bids, 843 big ones.
 

37fleetwood

Riding a '37 Fleetwood
May 22, 2006
10,082
Lancaster, Ca.
looks surprisingly good. only a few things missing! it would sure be a fun rider just like it is...
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
8,028
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Ok, Scott.
I think this is the barometer that you've been waiting for, to see if the lowly Huffman can measure up to the mighty Schwinn in interest, value and crazy money spent for an old rusty bike.
It doesn't get much better than this.
This bike is a bona fide, honest to goodness real deal Firestone Fleetwood Supreme.
Not one of the parted together piece meal jobs that we have all gotten so used to seeing in this hobby.
A enormously huge kudos goes out to this seller for not pulling the boneheaded move of trying to sell the bike in pieces to make a few more bucks. This ones going somewhat complete to the gladiator who steps up to the plate and swings for the fence.
I have spent a bunch on bikes this year, so I told myself to slow down and enjoy what you've got for awhile. But, when a bike like this pops up. Oh, man! Get the check book out. This thing is frigin awesome!
It looks perfect just the way it sits. Old crusty and bitchen!
 

37fleetwood

Riding a '37 Fleetwood
May 22, 2006
10,082
Lancaster, Ca.
I know huh? usually I hear from at least half a dozen people asking what I think, this time silence. so... either no one is curious (which based on the bidding already I don't believe), or everyone hopes this one flies under the radar (which is impossible...at least now it is!:rolleyes:)
maybe I'll not answer the "how much do you think it will go for" questions, and just tell people to bid and find out. :p

this much I will say:
there are somewhere between 50 and 100 Firestone Fleetwood Supremes.
while nice, this one is missing a few pieces, sadly one of the missing pieces is the chain guard so whoever gets it will be looking for an original black Firestone guard.
and finally, these don't really come up all that often so if you want it, bid to win!
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
8,028
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Yeah,
The missing chainguard is really the only down deal. I don't see the truss rods in any of the pics either. Those are a little tough to find as well.
The rest of the stuff would be fairly easy . Unless of course you have to have an og putter stem and smaller type fender mount tombstone reflector. Oh! And don't forget the aluminium torpedo light.
This bike is one of those, that has just enough there, to make you want to buy it, and then you'll spend the rest of your life looking for the missing 10%.
 
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walter branche

I live for the CABE
Dec 12, 2006
1,412
A, A
Thank you LOVE IS IN THE AIR

I am feeling some REAL LOVE ,the bike at copake went to 4,000 in a few breaths ..I bet this is going to be another cycle school lesson.Thanks for bringing it to my attention ,, I just inherited money ,,and it is burning a hole in my cycle pocket ,,walter branche ,, wanting to join the Huffman rescue project
 
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walter branche

I live for the CABE
Dec 12, 2006
1,412
A, A
Thank you

I know huh? usually I hear from at least half a dozen people asking what I think, this time silence. so... either no one is curious (which based on the bidding already I don't believe), or everyone hopes this one flies under the radar (which is impossible...at least now it is!:rolleyes:)
maybe I'll not answer the "how much do you think it will go for" questions, and just tell people to bid and find out. :p

this much I will say:
there are somewhere between 50 and 100 Firestone Fleetwood Supremes.
while nice, this one is missing a few pieces, sadly one of the missing pieces is the chain guard so whoever gets it will be looking for an original black Firestone guard.
and finally, these don't really come up all that often so if you want it, bid to win!
BID TO WIN , thank you for the words..........-How much is the chain guard ??, this is going to be a long 6 days ,, at least at copake the pain only lasted for a little while!!! walter branche
 

rebirthbikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 30, 2012
285
I know huh? usually I hear from at least half a dozen people asking what I think, this time silence. so... either no one is curious (which based on the bidding already I don't believe), or everyone hopes this one flies under the radar (which is impossible...at least now it is!:rolleyes:)
maybe I'll not answer the "how much do you think it will go for" questions, and just tell people to bid and find out. :p

this much I will say:
there are somewhere between 50 and 100 Firestone Fleetwood Supremes.
while nice, this one is missing a few pieces, sadly one of the missing pieces is the chain guard so whoever gets it will be looking for an original black Firestone guard.
and finally, these don't really come up all that often so if you want it, bid to win!
I thought briefly about letting this one slide under the radar before I posted it, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I was going to let the 4 bar Monark that Rookie attained slide and the Tandem wood wheeled Monarch slide, but I just couldn't do that either. I would prefer to see someone from the cabe get these bicycles, that way they at least have a fighting chance to stay in one piece and stay complete and appreciated. I would buy them all if I could, but sadly I cannot. Oddly enough, I was just telling my lady the other day that if I could find a Huffman Supreme and a Pre war motobike (mead ranger, hawthorne flyer, iver johnson, dayton, packard, or shelby traveler) I would sell the rest of my collection, except my Panther and I would never spend my nights looking at bicycle porn again. Then this popped up!!! It's already out of my price range, but I hope whoever wins it, loves it and appreciates it. Granted there are missing parts, but half the fun of this addiction is the hunt! As long as this bicycle doesn't end up back on the Bay in two weeks in pieces, I'll be content knowing that sharing this listing was the right thing to do.
And Walter, if you win it, which I hope you do. I expect a thread in the Project Section. So that I may enjoy the restoration process of this fine example of early American leisure.

thanks,
judd
 
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walter branche

I live for the CABE
Dec 12, 2006
1,412
A, A
thanks

I do not have high hopes,although ,someone will have to pay more than 1,500 for this masterpiece in parts.I will be there ,and hope I do not get the passion of purchase .. thanks for your words ,. Huffman Rescue project ready to be activated ,, walter branche // Huffman Wannabe
 
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walter branche

I live for the CABE
Dec 12, 2006
1,412
A, A
will not end early

auction will run till the end ,, according to the seller ,, good luck huffman fans ,,walter branche
 

37fleetwood

Riding a '37 Fleetwood
May 22, 2006
10,082
Lancaster, Ca.
I think rebirthbikes has hit on something important. as it stands someone told me the current top bidder is one of the CABE members known for blowing bikes apart. the thing we learned with the Copake bike is that these kinda go for more complete than the parts go for separately. I think, for the most part, the blow it apart mentality only pays off with the Schwinns. with these and others like it, there just aren't enough of them out there.
the chain guard is going to cost a bit, probably in the $400 range, then there are the other parts that are missing. if it was truly complete with everything correct, this one would part out pretty well, thankfully it isn't. this one is missing most of the high dollar items. the light just went by on ebay for just over $500. the tombstone reflector is a $200 item, the Putter stem is another $400-$500 item if you can even find one. as mentioned, even the small items you don't think of are hard to find.
I think the person to really go for this one is going to have to really want an original paint 5 condition pretty badly and he's also going to have to be patient in building it.
maybe the guy with the Copake bike will go crazy on this one too... who knows.:confused:
 

rebirthbikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 30, 2012
285
Scott

I think rebirthbikes has hit on something important. as it stands someone told me the current top bidder is one of the CABE members known for blowing bikes apart. the thing we learned with the Copake bike is that these kinda go for more complete than the parts go for separately. I think, for the most part, the blow it apart mentality only pays off with the Schwinns. with these and others like it, there just aren't enough of them out there.
the chain guard is going to cost a bit, probably in the $400 range, then there are the other parts that are missing. if it was truly complete with everything correct, this one would part out pretty well, thankfully it isn't. this one is missing most of the high dollar items. the light just went by on ebay for just over $500. the tombstone reflector is a $200 item, the Putter stem is another $400-$500 item if you can even find one. as mentioned, even the small items you don't think of are hard to find.
I think the person to really go for this one is going to have to really want an original paint 5 condition pretty badly and he's also going to have to be patient in building it.
maybe the guy with the Copake bike will go crazy on this one too... who knows.:confused:
This is why we love you!!!!

well said,
judd
 
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