Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
Saw this Huffy Regatta at my Wallyworld tonight, 26 x 2.35 brown tires with a cream pinstripe, cream pedal inserts, 3 speed Nexus coaster , nice wide rims, 3 piece crankset, nice seat, canvas panniers, interesting handlebar..$199, not too bad.
sorry for the poor cell phone pics
I like the green and cream combo, if it had a tank, I'd buy it!
Coasters Kustom Bicycle club
"Cause it's cheaper than cars!"
Click Here For More Info
Not too bad but I'd have to change those pedals.
It doesn't matter what I paid for it, it matters what it's WORTH. I never buy anything I will regret KEEPING.
I did a couple of post last Dec. 7 and Dec. 23 2011. on this, not sure how to do the link thing,I have bought several of return or on sale Huffy's but never a deal like that. The guy at Huffy told me about the three speed Regatta,but looks better than I thought.He said they have a new larger bike comimg out also but no details at the time. I guess I should have posted it here but didn't see it until later.Over 200 veiws 1 responds.
They usually have more than just a few bikes. Yesterday they must have had thirty. This was the only cruiser style, most were multi-speed mountain bike types. At another local store I passed on an Onyx that was 40% off a few months ago. I guess I do have a little self contol.
Yeah, what he said.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
I visited my local Walmart today, and inquired if they had any scratch N dent or clearanced bikes (not in so few words, I chatted them up a bit beforehand) and was told they cut up the returns and dented ones and throw them in the dumpster.
Is that a 26" or a 24" bike?
Sounds like a dumpster dive is in order!
If it could be done I would've already done it. Walmart has compactors, not dumpsters, all trash is compacted and sealed off. One of their reasons is because of the types of items they throw away, if people could get it for free, they wouldn't buy it, and Walmart isn't having any of that.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
I was in Myrtle Beach this weekend and stopped in their WalMart to see what they may have. First stop was the Garden Center. There I found several bikes on hooks with notes on them as to why they were there. None were for sale. They were waiting for replacement/repair parts!!!! After the fix, they sell them full retail. One Cranbrook already had rust showing on the handlebars and stem!!! Imagine paying retail for patina on a new bike!!!
On the other hand, they had a really cool setup for their assembler. Looked like it was his full-time job! They had a metal utility building installed under the covered Garden Center roof, which kept it relatively dry, and it was well equipped with nice Park tools and lots of Rubbermaid bins with parts and pieces. I'll try to post pics this evening.
East Bound and Down in MB! Somebody please convince me that it is better to spend $150 to fix up an old Chicago Schwinn than to buy a new Huffy Cranbrook for $80! I bought 2 Bell 26" Whitewalls for $36 and a new Cranbrook is $80. I still need 2 tubes, a seat post and fork and 2 wheels to fix up my 60's Schwinn. Am I living a dream now or just waking up?
"If it isn't worth bleeding for, it isn't worth having."
Luke The Joker
Make sure you swing by Beach Bike Shop in Myrtle Beach proper, a block or so over (inland direction) from the old Pavilion site. I think it's around the 501/Business 17 intersection. Great shop. lots of parts! Cool bikes for ideas. Nice folks and they've been in business for 25 years....in the same spot!