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Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
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Unionville, CT
wait, you all don't have bikes you have had since they were new? :)

I have had this one for 41 years, got it right after high school, it started life as a Huffy Good Vibrations. Which reminds me, it needs to get back in the rotation for a few days. View attachment 1033967
Well let me think about this: All the bikes I’ve had as a kid we’re either stolen, or my parents got rid of them. The first bike I purchased on my own, a used 87 Trek 560) was loaned to a guy who got deported (never saw it again). Next bike was my ‘55 Corvette impulsed at a flea market. I still have that, and it’s led to a handful of others I still have. I’ve never actually disposed of a bike of my own will.
 

piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
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Sanger, TX
Well let me think about this: All the bikes I’ve had as a kid we’re either stolen, or my parents got rid of them. The first bike I purchased on my own, a used 87 Trek 560) was loaned to a guy who got deported (never saw it again). Next bike was my ‘55 Corvette impulsed at a flea market. I still have that, and it’s led to a handful of others I still have. I’ve never actually disposed of a bike of my own will.

all of my bikes from when I was a kid are gone. I had a 70 stingray, my first new bike, when I was 10, before that were hand me downs. I used the stingray to deliver papers and anything else I wanted to do. When I was 14 I traded it for a Peugeot 10 speed, rode that for a couple years, then a slew of other light weights 3 to 10 speed, as well as the bmx phase. Got out of high school, movd to southern California and bought my Huffy cruiser, some day it will have more miles on it in Texas than it did in Orange County, that will probably be soon, and I also had a couple of DG bmx bikes.. I have had a few other bikes since then, but always the Huffy, except for the 2 times it was stolen, and recovered. (thanks to that California bicycle license on the seat post, not many of those in Texas. :) ) Presently I am at 19 or 20, maybe 21 bikes, including my brides lovely ladies that she has and I take care of, and ride more than she does. ;)

Only so much room and I have a rule, if I don't ride a bike at least 3 times in a year, I have to sell it to someone who will ride it. I believe that they were made to be ridden and deserve to have that opportunity. Luckily, the 48 Monark Rocket, the 29 Westfield and the Pierce are ridden almost everyday, so they are safe for now.
 

gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
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1,127
Alameda, CA
DId a little test riding of this Schwinn parts bike I put together starting with a 1947 frame that had 4 coats of paint on it. Took out a couple links of chain first...and now get the chain guard back to original paint. Its a work in progress.

For sunset ride I took the trusty and crusty old Pierce. A couple weeks ago I gave it a boiled linseed oil rubdown and that really brought the paint back, just in time for the Rolling Relics SF ride! I'm a very satisfied customer of the boiled linseed oil treatment.

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razinhellcustomz

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 28, 2018
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kiel wisconsin
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Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
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Unionville, CT
@Sven My bike co-op has one of these (bad overpaint and seat recover, missing racks and tank, Wald chainring, other sins I'm forgetting). It didn't even get scooped up during a $10 sale yesterday. My mind is turning with ideas on how to make it appealing for little money, and get it back into the world. Seeing yours gives me even more incentive :)
 

piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
1,121
3,775
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Sanger, TX
Went to the bike barn to pull the 1978 Huffy out for a ride and the 1947 Huffman Texas Special was sitting there all lonely like. I haven't ridden this bike in months.

Aired up the tires, I forgot how much fun this is to ride. The 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster is smooth as is the bike as a whole. Maybe I have too many bikes...

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A cool Texas flag fence.

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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
@Sven My bike co-op has one of these (bad overpaint and seat recover, missing racks and tank, Wald chainring, other sins I'm forgetting). It didn't even get scooped up during a $10 sale yesterday. My mind is turning with ideas on how to make it appealing for little money, and get it back into the world. Seeing yours gives me even more incentive :)
Thanks....
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
712
2,343
Colorado
Took my custom Collegiate for the OBC Bluz Cruz yesterday.
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Then my new, Campagnolo equipped '64 J.C. Higgins road bike for a good stomp after a saddle swap to a Brooks B15 I've had for a few years and some minor adjustments today.
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Man, this bike rips!! I still can't believe this bike was sold at Sears. What a good ride! Now to remove the new bar tape to adjust the levers where I like them and re-tape. Having a hard time leaving the kick stand on this....


Can't believe what I paid for this cool old road bike. :oops::):):oops: I may be riding this a lot in the near future.;)

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