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Huffy Independence

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1976 Huffy 24" (61cm)

Sakae Ringyo JUN-50 Stem, Sakae Ringyo Custom Handlbars?

Huffy Fork (with a huge rake), Huffy Headset

Rigida Chromage Superchromix Rim, Bontrager Sport B Tire

Araya Rim, Bontrager Sport B Tire

Shimano

Persons Saddle, Huffy Seatpost

Wald 6112 Pedals

Shimano Eagle Rear Derailleur, Shimano Thunder Bird GTO Front Derailleur, Shimano 333 Stem Shifter, Shimano Freewheel

This bike was originally my grandpa’s, which he then gave to my dad. It doesn't have very many miles on it and is in great condition. The parts are mostly original that I know of accept for new tires and tubes. I also have the original saddle bag and owner’s manual that came with the bike. It's a very solid ride, much to big for me though. If anyone knows anything more about this bike, any history would be great to know.

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1976 Independence 10 speed

Yes. That was the year. 1976. I had several yellow Huffy Cheater Slick bikes before turning 13. But this Independence thing, just prior to our country's very highly-celebrated 200th birthday, was a dream for a young boy. No one in Dayton, Ohio could keep a look on their face that wasn't one of awe as I rode past them in an age where 3 speeds were trendy and 10 speeds, luxurious. This was right before 15speeds were invented. Dayton must've been Bike Thief Capitol of Ohio. Having lost my last Cheater to thieves, I walked for 5 months and saved every penny I could to get a model that didn't remind me of theft. One day, on Salem Ave., just 1 mile from home, I saw the Independence at a bike shop. Didn't have 89 dollars. My parents got tired of hearing how beautiful it was so they forked over the remaining ten dollars which amount I was short of my goal. It rode like heaven. Bought my 1st chain & lock. Kids loved riding it! 4 weeks later, we rushed late to church. The only day I failed to lock it up. My dream.. stolen. The heartaches of youth. So glad to look at your photo. :)

commemorative?

I wonder if this might commemorate the 100th anniversary of independence? I have seen other 1976 commemorative bikes.

In any case, it is very nice.

Interesting

I had never though of that before, but it seems likely, 200th Anniversary that is.

thats a pretty awesome

thats a pretty awesome huffy
the older not crap huffys are cool

Nice macro pic!

Nice macro pic!



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