Huffy Good Vibration Serial Number Help

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  1. #1 Posted May 20, 2013

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I came across a Huffy Good Vibration bike in great condtion.

    So I have some questions to ask, typically what are these bikes worth?

    What year is this bike? This was ther serial number that was given to me.

    HC4836508

    Thanks
     
  2. #2 Posted May 20, 2013

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    These still sell new for a little over $100. Not collectible. I'd throw it up on CL for $35 and be done. V/r Shawn
     
  3. #3 Posted May 21, 2013

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    With an "HC" serial number, this tells me the bike is built between the late 1970s to the mid 1990s. Good Vibrations were basic middle weight bicycles that Huffy built starting in the early 80s to compete with the Murray Monterey. Re-badged versions were sold at Western Auto as the Western Flyer Grand Trophy, and maybe at Sears too. The Good Vibrations was discontinued years ago but its still not considered a collectible and it will be a long time before they are considered as such. This bike was made in the USA by Huffy with American-made parts. You don't get that today ina store, you get over-priced, glorified chinese GARBAGE. My advice? The Good Vibrations cruiser of the 80s have a classic look thats not cheesy and overdone like the repops today. I say ride the heck out of it, it will last you longer than some wally-world Mongoose.
     
  4. #4 Posted May 21, 2013

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    The Huffy's I've seen have 2 numbers on them. One on the head tube and one on the the bottom bracket. The HC number is probably from the head tube. Is that the one you use to determine the year or do you use the other one?
     
  5. #5 Posted May 21, 2013

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I just spoke to Huffy Customer Service. If the bike has an HC number on the head tube, that's the number you need to look at to determine the age.

    Your frame was made in April of 1983 and it was the 6508th bike made that year.
     
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