I am not sure why I haven’t started to work on this earlier. It has been at my dad’s house slowly collecting dust in the dark, recesses of the garage for at least two years now. I know it isn’t the coolest bike ever, I mean… a Huffy? Really? But, I like it – even if it may weigh more than my Honda. The angles on this bike are just really cool. Not to mention the top tube is really two tubes with a gap in between where the brake cable for the rear wheel runs.
Quick bit of info: I don’t restore these bikes for myself. I restore them and then try to sell them in order to fund the next one. Mostly, I haven’t had one for myself because these last two (aka the first two) were not made for an average height guy like myself.
Before I can go on, I have to confess. When I took this picture I had already removed the gripping on the handlebars. It was that black tube like foam stuff that stains your hands whenever you ride and it was an affront to the world of cycling. So, it had to go.
Now, the plan of attack. I want to completely strip down the frame and repaint it. I think I will go with the same white and reuse the cable lines because they are still great and good looking. After that, I will have to thoroughly clean and adjust everything. I am going to replace the chain, saddle, brakes, cables, tires, bar tape, tubes and, rim tape. Hopefully that will be everything I need. Wish me luck!