U Haul it!

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by Hooch, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Hooch

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    his & hers Uhaul 3 speed bikes upon further inspection I think the womens is a modified mens
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  2. aka_locojoe

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    Cool bikes.
    That might be a first.
     
  3. TheFlyingDingo

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    oh my god oh my god oh my god

    I want them!!!!
     
  4. Markm

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    I think Dingo might be interested... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  5. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Those are sweet for parts...the BMX forks, the brakes, the pedals...cool stuff indeed. :D
     
  6. Bunbury

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    Good eye. The not-quite-matching top tube and hacked seat stays are a giveaway. Cool find!
     
  7. Markm

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    Cool!!
    I have some U-Haul blankets if ya wanna re-do the seats :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  8. cman

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    Cool find. The womens is probably the first reverse sex change that I have seen.

    As Ratrod said lots of good parts. But a matching pair of Uhaul bikes may sell good on ebay. Maybee not a bike guy but somebody that collects other Uhaul stuff.

    Check out this trike
    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-HEDSTROM-U- ... 1|294%3A50
     
  9. Hooch

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    if you need anything off of them I am going to slice and dice them so gimme a hollar :)
     
  10. roadmaster

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    :shock: you don't see that everyday now. their componeture screams 80's, but i dig the "modern old school" looks of the bikes. some of the things you see around here. gotta love it.
     
  11. Rustinkerer

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    OR, ya could have an instant contender for the next Klunker build off! Boy, those pedal reflectors are awful! ~Adam
     
  12. Markm

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  13. Hooch

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    these two bikes are on my front porch viewable from my desk chair and I have come to the conclusion that this orange color combined with gold and brown parts, gumwall tires and foam padded handlebars are infact the ugliest bikes ever built!
     
  14. brentville

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    Ugly is the new cool! U build em, U ride em, Uhauing azz!
     
  15. TheFlyingDingo

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    So im the only one that likes them?

    more reason to give them to me!
     
  16. ricksterr1221

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    Hahahahaa!!!!
     
  17. CUTTER

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    10-Year bump! I sent a PM to Hooch a month ago so assume he is no longer active...

    I just wanted to say thank you for posting this thread and photos on the UHAUL bikes 10 years ago. Long story short, in September 2017 I bought a cheap orange frame & fork to build a custom cruiser, but when I got it home I discovered it was something special, all because of your posting 10 years ago. Your info and images above was the ONLY reference I had for these U-Hauls bike on the entire internet.

    That inspired me to restore the bike using your photos as a reference. It took me 6 months to accumulate all the parts and build it. I tried to keep it as stock as possible, about 90% of it, but with a few minor tweaks to my liking (top tube shifter instead of thumb shifter, silver pedals instead of gold, etc). Here is a link to the build thread... https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=747617

    It was sitting finished since April waiting for the perfect day. The first weekend of July I took it out for the first time for its maiden voyage, a 10 mile round trip and it performed beautifully. Thought something would need tweaked on the journey but had zero issues, couldn't believe how quiet it rode considering the components. Thanks again Hooch, never could have done it without you!

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  18. RustyGold

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    Very cool bike I'd never heard of...you did a great job! :thumbsup:

    Jason
     

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