Huffy Sportsman year?

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s1b

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2011
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#1
Hi everyone, I just picked up the Sportsman. I'm really not interested in value being it's a huffy but would like to try to figure out to here. How do you do that on these?

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3-speeder

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#2
Looks early to mid seventies. Is that a BMA/6 Certified sticker on the seat tube? That's a seventies thing. I had an earlier Huffy Sportsman with an "English Built" sticker on it from 1964, a Raleigh built bike, beautifully made. This bike is newer.
 

s1b

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2011
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Looks early to mid seventies. Is that a BMA/6 Certified sticker on the seat tube? That's a seventies thing. I had an earlier Huffy Sportsman with an "English Built" sticker on it from 1964, a Raleigh built bike, beautifully made. This bike is newer.
It is a BMA/6 sticker.
I figured mid 70s but was sure. Rides nice.
 

juvela

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Appears someone decided to change pedals.

Is front hub Wald?

Dating: evidently pre-CPSC.

Does anyone know the launch year for these "mag" pattern chainwheels?

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3-speeder

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Dec 26, 2017
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#8
Looks like a grip shifting Shimano 333 rear hub. Can just make out the circular gear indicator off of the cable attachment mechanism on the rear axel.
Edit: I believe that mechanism is a bell crank that spins on to the axle
 
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3-speeder

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#14
Okay. Picture was for reference only. I like these lightweight bikes. Should make a decent commuter.
 
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juvela

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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
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Lansing, MI, United States
#16
Cool date site Juvela. Saw that letter Y and wondered if it was a date code. I checked the two 333 hubs that I have and both were stamped with the Y so I wasn't sure. That's nice to know. Thanks
 

s1b

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Nov 8, 2011
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Fine job with the image making! ;)

Notice Shimano 333 hub shell marked with a letter Y.

The company employs a letter code to indicate year.

The letter Y represents the year 1974. (It also represents the year 2000, but machine clearly too early for that.)

Since this fits right in with the dates posted by others above it would seem to fit.

http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm#dia

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Thanks!!!
Also, thanks for posting that site!
So the bike is the same vintage as me.
 
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