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Old 05-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #10561
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You look fresh as a daisy. Must be a before pic.

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Old 05-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #10562
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[quote=jeep44]I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?



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Old 05-04-2009, 08:21 PM   #10563
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People at the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange have pretty much narrowed it down to a 1936 Huffman-the chainwheel is from something else,though. Huffman was the forerunner of Huffy,and they made bicycles for other companies, like Firestone. Here is a 1936 Firestone,by Huffman:




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Old 05-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #10564
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I'll give ya $50 for it

Seriously good luck with our bike sales. Old bikes can be tricky, we pay a lot for our bikes but once they get 10 years old or so, their value isn't much. Unless you find a collector of course.
SOLD!



I know what you mean...I just didn't want to feel like I was giving them away. I thought I has seen a Bertoni go for around $300 on Epay not too long ago.

Thank you for responding...and thank you to the others who have chipped in.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:45 PM   #10565
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I have never ridden a more comfortable, easy to ride bike in my life! It probably wouldn't go up or down mountains or win any Tour De France's but, It'll cruise along the bike trails in and around Anchorage all day long. 3 speeds in the rear hub, a lever brake up front and a coaster brake out back! Ahhhh, childhood! Only this one weighs in at about half what the 3 speed of my youth did.

I love my Townie.

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #10566
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I love my Townie.

I don't get having the pedals so far forward of the seat, Id think that would really impact your pedalling efficiency. I suppose its about style and being cool rather than efficiency
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #10567
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Oh hell yeah.

A new local bike race: http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/...aspx?id=295417

Goes through a mine.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:30 AM   #10568
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Would that be Mine That Bird?

Taller riders may have to get off... sounds like a fun course.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #10569
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People at the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange have pretty much narrowed it down to a 1936 Huffman-the chainwheel is from something else,though. Huffman was the forerunner of Huffy,and they made bicycles for other companies, like Firestone. Here is a 1936 Firestone,by Huffman:




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Hmmm.....maybe.
The Huffman chainguard has round holes, while the Dayton and Roadmaster chainguards have the teardrop holes. The fork is not really 100% for the Huffman, either.
I'm not knocking your bike at all (I'd love to have it), just trying to narrow down the variables.

Dayton (not the same, but shows the chainguard holes they like)
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:31 AM   #10570
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I don't get having the pedals so far forward of the seat, Id think that would really impact your pedalling efficiency. I suppose its about style and being cool rather than efficiency
The design concept around that is called the "flat foot" where you can get proper leg extension yet still be able to touch the ground. They thought of it to make bicycles more approachable for people who have never ridden, or people without the confidence not to be able to put both feet on the ground. Electra came up with that as one of the foundations in the Townie lineup.




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Hmmm.....maybe.
The Huffman chainguard has round holes, while the Dayton and Roadmaster chainguards have the teardrop holes. The fork is not really 100% for the Huffman, either.
I'm not knocking your bike at all (I'd love to have it), just trying to narrow down the variables.

Dayton (not the same, but shows the chainguard holes they like)
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I really like the lines on this frame with the double top tube running full length. Maybe one day I'll run into something like this?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:38 AM   #10571
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I really like the lines on this frame with the double top tube running full length. Maybe one day I'll run into something like this?
I'm betting if you do, it will be $$$$, as yes, that has very graceful lines, something the 'huffman' doesn't (those angled top tubes and straight downtube look clunky on the hoffman).
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #10572
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I think I might stand a half decent chance of finding an unappreciated one around this neck of the woods?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #10573
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I don't get having the pedals so far forward of the seat, Id think that would really impact your pedalling efficiency. I suppose its about style and being cool rather than efficiency
They call it the "Flat Foot Technology" The idea is that you can put your feet down flat on the ground and not get off the seat.



The claim is that it doesn't impact efficiency, they lie, it does, but who cares? It's not a race bike, it's a cruiser.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:49 AM   #10574
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They call it the "Flat Foot Technology" The idea is that you can put your feet down flat on the ground and not get off the seat.
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The claim is that it doesn't impact efficiency, they lie, it does, but who cares? It's not a race bike, it's a cruiser.
yeah, its easier to wear that hip messenger bag when you're upright.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:58 AM   #10575
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Fits in nicely.
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