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picked up 9 bike and a unicycle yesterday.

The most interesting bike (to me) was the Motiv MonoRail. Early bmx with a single tube frame.
The donors husband worked at a Huffy factory for a year or so. Ponco City, Oklahoma. His boring job was cleaning the paint booths at night. 1 booth each night, over and over. I never knew there was a Huffy factory in Oklahoma.
The donor said she bought all these new for the kids (some 40 years ago?)

One has some identity confusion. The Kent little boys bike. Is it a gun or a race car? Fire power or Pole Position?

The one Huffy has a Schwinn banana seat and Schwinn grips on Wald high rise bars.

All got a brooming to rid much of the barn dirt.

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Huffy.MegaTrail.44666.9613701F9778 (1).JPG
Huffy.Rock-It..SNHEE04F52637 (1).JPG
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Kent.SE.Fire.Power.Pole.Position.M980814379 (1).JPG
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PTI.Sports.RAD.CAT.DW0D41674 (1).JPG
 
The unidentified Huffy.
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Decided it is a parts bike.
Wald bars with a '77' on them.
Schwinn branded seat.
Originally white, now rusty yellow. The bright yellow fenders have a layer of pale yellow house paint on them.
forgot to take a photo of the seat post, it's a bit of galvanize plumbing pipe with the threads at the top.


So a white Huffy bike with yellow fenders from the 1977-1978 era.
found this Cactus Flower on ebay, looks very similar.
Huffy.Cactus.Flower.ebay.jpg


Found the serial under the layers of paint.

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A similar model from a 1977 JC Pennys at Wishbook. Upper right.
Huffy had many similar models.

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Wheels don't match. Looks like the rear is not stock.
Bendix RB2 rear hub 36h so that's a keeper.
Step 1 remove the snap ring...
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The unidentified Huffy.
View attachment 261781

Decided it is a parts bike.
Wald bars with a '77' on them.
Schwinn branded seat.
Originally white, now rusty yellow. The bright yellow fenders have a layer of pale yellow house paint on them.
forgot to take a photo of the seat post, it's a bit of galvanize plumbing pipe with the threads at the top.


So a white Huffy bike with yellow fenders from the 1977-1978 era.
found this Cactus Flower on ebay, looks very similar.
View attachment 261785

Found the serial under the layers of paint.

View attachment 261782




A similar model from a 1977 JC Pennys at Wishbook. Upper right.
Huffy had many similar models.

View attachment 261784

Wheels don't match. Looks like the rear is not stock.
Bendix RB2 rear hub 36h so that's a keeper.
Step 1 remove the snap ring...
View attachment 261780
That is a Schwinn Scrambler seat and sissy bar, what does the rim look like on it? Is it a 36 hole Schwinn S-2?
 
Not a Schwinn rim. Looks like an older ballooner rim. I did not check the tire sizes. They were so rotted, surely unreadable. 3 different type of spokes so it had been repaired before. The Bendix RB2 predates the probable 1977/1978 date of the bike. I don't know when the RB2 was introduced and I assume it was supersceded by the Bendix 76 in 1976.

The seat has a number of rat or mice chew holes in it. part of living in a barn I guess. The vinyl is kinda punky. One big tear under the edge about 2 inches long.

All of these cheap bikes have a bit if rust. Hanging in an unheated barn with a dirt floor for 20 to 45 years didn't do them any good.
 

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