Rata del Rio Concho: 1955 Huffy father/son project.

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 BIKES' started by Missing Link, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. OddJob

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    Yeah, ouch. I got my feet knocked out from under me at age 14 and landed on my tailbone on the edge of a tiled swimming pool. That thing hurt for 20 yrs. Then, oddly enough, once I started spending extremely long time frames on a bicycle saddle, it went away. :43:

    And, speaking of saddles :nerd:...I'd be interested in the Ideale....send me a convo. :nod:
     
  2. OddJob

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    G, get the Proofide from Brooks. Rub it in about 3-4 times as often as they recommend. Ride the thing daily, it will help your @_ _ and the saddle break in together. As Mr Link said, you could probably use mink oil as well, a little cheaper.
    After the Brooks gets broke in a bit, I would put the comfort up against any saddle I've ever ridden; on or off road. And, they're just so dadgum cool!
     
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  3. Missing Link

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    Field test this weekend!!! I figured I tried road, sidewalk, gravel path so why not give it the full blown klunker test, so I took it out into the desert. 20170325_153251.jpg 20170325_153326.jpg
    20170325_153317.jpg Did a little rustic camping at River Bend at San Angelo State Park. Rode the Lower Ghost Camp, River Bend, Javelina, and Cougar Outlook trails and Had no problems save the slickness and hardness of those Hunt Wilde grips, which is easily remedied.
    20170325_154211.jpg 20170325_154335.jpg Oh, and having to stop a few times for the Texas state longhorn herd who graze along the trail.
    For this trip I tried out a Retrospec saddle I had ordered and was quite pleased with it. I have another in black on my Electra that I may switch the brown out for and put some Oury grips on to cushion the blows and give me a bit more grip. Aside from that I love this bike.
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Love that last shot...
     
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  5. KOTA

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    Great bike.....Greater Dad!
     
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