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I was given this of Huffy Sante Fe. The chrome steel wheels were very rusty. I cleaned the wheels with vinegar and waxed them. My daughter wants this one. I am going to paint it Pearl Metallic Champagne Pink per her request.

Used a 3M type decal remover rubber wheel to get the graphics off. Sanded those spots and put temporary primer on for now. I'll will be priming it flat white primer prior to the Champagne Pink.

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Also got a free Magna 24" Rip Curl women's cruiser. It still has the mold flashing rubber on the tread that comes in contact with the road. I'm not sure it was ever ridden. It was built with the rear rim strip rolled up to one side and the tube sitting right on the spokes. The tube was punctured on the rim contact side. New rims strip came today, tube will be here tomorrow. I never owned a 24" before and didn't have any parts. This one is going to my other daughter. It isn't much as it is real entry level but I think it is nearly brand new.

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I got this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018WG2XYE

It works great for my purposes. It can hurt the paint but that didn't matter as I was planning a repaint. It could be the paint could be saved with care. It removed the bicycle graphics very fast.
 

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A friend just given a couple of more freebies. Another Huffy and a Step-thru Schwinn. Dry rotted flats all around, left outside for years, heavy algae from Florida dampness. Insect carcasses called "case bearers" stuck on them, vines thru the wheels.

I will fix up the Huffy with used tires and a quick repaint to give away and help someone get started.

My wheels are turning on the Schwinn step thru. I have fishing rod racks that I put on one of my cruisers. It makes it really hard to mount because you can't throw a leg over it with the rods in the racks.. I'm thinking about making a dedicated fishing bike out of this Schwinn. I could get on and off much easier. It could have a built in cooler and tackle boxes. I'm thinking something always ready to go. The seven speed derailleur would help getting down the canals and to the lakes.

The handbrakes were frozen and I freed them up. Still has a frozen derailleur. This is the first one I have ever fooled with and do not know where to start freeing it up. So far I have sprayed it with lube. I can't do much yet just four weeks out of shoulder replacement surgery.

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The black Huffey is gone. Cleaned it, lubed it, put lights and tires on it and some tapered grips. Added a couple of anodized red details. Then gave it to a hotrodder neighbor of mine who had been battling some serious health issues.

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