Wore out three sets of tires already!
- Jan 8, 2011
- Central Ohio
Picked this one up a couple weeks ago and just finished it up. This is my first non Schwinn middleweight. Not a bad bike at all. Everything seems a grade or two lower quality than Schwinns but not bad. Maybe that was reflected in the price back then. One thing that really struck me was that this bike has to weigh 10 to 15 pounds less than a Schwinn MW. This one had to be adult ridden and kept inside as it really has only a few chips. The lights appear to never had have batteries in them. Put a couple in and they came on but dim. Probably a ground issue. Paint is a lesser quality than Schwinns and this one has issues with the corrosion under the paint. I am spoiled with all the Schwinn info out there as info on this is scarce. Found a 68 Huffy catalog page and some pics but that is about it. It appears to be all original but have not found any pics of a black one. Also appears they were not sold until 68 and no black so this must be a rare prototype! (yeah right!!). Have not found another with that seat mast decal or seat. Anybody have any info on these? Seemed fitting to shoot a pic with my Corvette to go with a Camaro.
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