Vintage Huffy Good Vibrations 6 Speed, Going Back to Stock

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Leroybrown420, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    I picked up a Vintage USA made 6 speed Huffy with a old Super rat 2 stoke (40mm intake). The previous owner (PO) could never make it run. I decided to take it back to stock. KC would be glad to know that is does have dual brakes. It's a cool old bike to ride rides like new.

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  2. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Tear down photos
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    Why, Why, Why? Some peoples children.
  3. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    The before photo

    The After photo
  4. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Do you not plan to put the motor back in?
  5. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Cool old Huffy, that was back when they were made right in the USA.
    Nice find Leroy.
  6. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Thanks KC. It rides great, I rode it to dinner last night. Turned lots of heads.

    No, ButterBean, keeping it pedal power. But now I have a SuperRat for a new build.
  7. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Definitely a cool old Huffy. I used to have one like that years ago, a 5-speed as well. I was a little too tall for it so I ended up selling it.

    Those old Huffy frames are practically bulletproof!
  8. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    This sucker had 6 gears, 3rd was my speed for cruisin' around with the babe.

    I had a Huffy BMX bike as a kid. I jumper everything with it. Rode it in water, on the trampoline, maybe off the roof too. I know I rode my skateboard off the roof, a few times.

    I read that Huffy went to China because Walmart demand lower prices.
  9. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Actually it is a much longer and sadder story than that.
    A Chinese conglomerate bought up several US brand names and slap the ame on the cheap stuff they make and yes, sell them to Wallmart.

    Only names like Giant and Felt didn't sell out and even though they have Chinese production it is still American quality.