Re: My Dumpster FIND! will it work?
That's not a bad old bike and would probably suffice for your first build and to give you some experience and time to see if you want to invest more money into this hobby. Before you motorize it may I suggest you go through it, check, repack the wheel and crank bearings, lube the chain and sprockets and check your steering and brakes. Even though it was free you might find that putting it in good condition could almost be as expensive as one of those new Schwinns you saw. Less that $150.00 will put you on a new bike with new bearings, tires, tubes and brakes. It might be safer and more cost effective to go for an inexpensive new bike that trying to refurbish that old Huffy. Just my opinion however. Others might have different views. Whatever you do, I'd hold onto the freeby. It might be a collector's item one day.
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