New guy in Florida... And new life for a Trash Huffy

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First time posting... Been lurking for a little while... Built up a few BMX bikes waaaay back in the 80's...more recently (bout 7 years ago) freshened up a 60-something Columbia Rambler for my daughter... She calls it ketchup. That's a very brief background.....

PRESENT DAY....

YES..... it'd prefer if this was an old Columbia or Schwinn but beggars can't be choosers 😁 neighbor down the street put a clean but neglected Huffy Good Vibrations out for trash day. Dusty, dry rotted tires, grips and handlebar foam... And a gel seat. He couldn't believe I wanted it. Belonged in the trash he said.

THIS WILL NOT STAND

Because it wasn't anything rare or special, I was thinking klunker bike... Buuuuut it kinda morphed into this retro racer type machine... Tried going local with part procurement but no luck... I ended up using Amazon for everything 😱

Still waiting on pedals, lean back seat post, chrome kickstand crank, and sprocket but it's rolling, it's fun, and pretty unique me thinks. Kept the rims - they were straight... Frame and fork are nice too... Kinda a metallic blue. Once I'm done that'll be the only original parts on this 😁

Top speed on the flats (I am in Florida after all) is 21 mph 😎 think I can go faster with more teeth on the front sprocket because why not 👍 once it's all said and done I'll have about 250-300 into it. BTW the garage helper is Coltrane the Wonder Dog...

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Nice front end on the Huffy. I like the look of that bar, really makes for a unique build
Thanks 👍they're upanbike bullhorns.... They dictated the use of a 31.8 stem hence the mtb stem and threadless adapter... The handle bar wrap came with the seat so it matches perfectly 😎 the original plan was ape hangers.. Went a COMPLETELY different direction 😁
 

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That was gonna be my plan... My daughter voted no apes so who am I to say no 😁
I've always included my daughter in those kind of aesthetic (and sometimes functional) decisions throughout the years. She's a Fashion Designer now.
 
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First time posting... Been lurking for a little while... Built up a few BMX bikes waaaay back in the 80's...more recently (bout 7 years ago) freshened up a 60-something Columbia Rambler for my daughter... She calls it ketchup. That's a very brief background.....

PRESENT DAY....

YES..... it'd prefer if this was an old Columbia or Schwinn but beggars can't be choosers 😁 neighbor down the street put a clean but neglected Huffy Good Vibrations out for trash day. Dusty, dry rotted tires, grips and handlebar foam... And a gel seat. He couldn't believe I wanted it. Belonged in the trash he said.

THIS WILL NOT STAND

Because it wasn't anything rare or special, I was thinking klunker bike... Buuuuut it kinda morphed into this retro racer type machine... Tried going local with part procurement but no luck... I ended up using Amazon for everything 😱

Still waiting on pedals, lean back seat post, chrome kickstand crank, and sprocket but it's rolling, it's fun, and pretty unique me thinks. Kept the rims - they were straight... Frame and fork are nice too... Kinda a metallic blue. Once I'm done that'll be the only original parts on this 😁

Top speed on the flats (I am in Florida after all) is 21 mph 😎 think I can go faster with more teeth on the front sprocket because why not 👍 once it's all said and done I'll have about 250-300 into it. BTW the garage helper is Coltrane the Wonder Dog...

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I'm also in Florida, Coral Springs. Where are you?
 
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I’m out in Loxahathee
And I may be picking up a huffy frame for $10 tomorrow.
this thing might be contagious.

NIIIIIIIICE. the paint on this one is really sweet.... I had initial thoughts of going full Rat Rod bike.... flat black frame, springer forks, red rims white walls but when I started cleaning the frame I was like I cannot mess with this at all it's in too good of shape even if it is newish LOL
 

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Nice.
the guy who has this frame said it’s newish, he knows I like old ones.
It has a built in rack, maybe
 

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