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Old 08-31-2013, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Butterscootch Blunder - Don't buy Huffy

I'm with you, KC. I've worked on a couple of them and they're junk. I'd rather clean up an older American made Schwinn or comparable. Might not have the same shine as a new bike from Walmart, but under the shine is quality metal and American workmanship. Adding a motor to a bicycle not designed for one puts a lot of stress on frame and components. Why take chances when you don't have to? To each their own, I guess. Take one of those cheapy coaster brake hubs apart and compare the guts to an old Bendix. I know which one I want stopping me or someone I care about. You can't sell a bike brand new for $77.00 that was made and transported from the other side of the planet without skimping somewhere.... materials and labor. In other words, quality.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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