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gill vanderwerf

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i was going trough my spare parts and i have a new zeda 80 motor and all kind of spare parts to build a new bike. and with all i have leaned and still learn from all you guys i am going to try and build a better bike this time.....i am on a huffy and that bike is rusting away from under my ass.....i want a steel frame bike and one that can handle the torque i was looking at a Schwinn 26" cruiser or a firmstrong 26" cruiser i would like your opinion about those bikes and if there are better suited bikes please let me know i only have a budget of $300 for a new bike. and also wanted to know if i should get a better motor then the zeda 80 i am a 240 lb guy and living in hill country in PA and the bike i use now has a problem getting up some of the hills even the smaller ones. should i get a bigger motor like a 100cc to move my weight up a hill???
 

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If you want good power transfer that Firmstrong or a Cranbrook is a better option. The way the down tube curves gets the motor in a much better position. The Zeda set up and tuned right with a 44 tooth rear sprocket will pull like mad.
 
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If you want good power transfer that Firmstrong or a Cranbrook is a better option. The way the down tube curves gets the motor in a much better position. The Zeda set up and tuned right with a 44 tooth rear sprocket will pull like mad.
i was leaning toward a firmstrong cruiser bike
 
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That's definitely the shape of frame you want. The weak point will probably be the wheels. It just depends how much you want to spend and how important the name is to you.
 
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That's definitely the shape of frame you want. The weak point will probably be the wheels. It just depends how much you want to spend and how important the name is to you.
i am getting a steel rear wheel from wheel-master have one on my old bike. my old one is a huffy i wil never get one like that again had to weld my frame because it split in half nothing but trouble with that huffy.
 
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If you mean removing the handlebar grips the best way is a blower nozzle on a compressor. Get the blower tip under the edge of the grip, put your finger over the hole on the end, and it will blow right off with air pressure. The next option is a long skinny screw driver and Windex but be careful it's easy to poke it right thru the grip where you don't want to. And of course turn the forks around forward.

let the build begin......now with a good bike how do you get those handles off in one piece like to keep them but they wont move no matter what i do
 
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If you owned a Huffy, Do you know how much is a huffy bike worth?? Most collectors today are on the hunt for Huffy bikes, introduced from the 1960s to the 1980s. You should look for vintage Huffy bicycles with an antique stamp with large block letters for their true value. Huffy bikes released in the 1990s can cost as little as $300 or less. Other classic Huffy bikes, like the Huffy radio bike from 1955, can come with an incredible price tag.
 
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If you owned a Huffy, Do you know how much is a huffy bike worth?? Most collectors today are on the hunt for Huffy bikes, introduced from the 1960s to the 1980s. You should look for vintage Huffy bicycles with an antique stamp with large block letters for their true value. Huffy bikes released in the 1990s can cost as little as $300 or less. Other classic Huffy bikes, like the Huffy radio bike from 1955, can come with an incredible price tag.
Yes, the 1955 Huffy Radio Bike is unique and cool
The Radio Bike was made for 3 years

 
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If you owned a Huffy, Do you know how much is a huffy bike worth?? Most collectors today are on the hunt for Huffy bikes, introduced from the 1960s to the 1980s. You should look for vintage Huffy bicycles with an antique stamp with large block letters for their true value. Huffy bikes released in the 1990s can cost as little as $300 or less. Other classic Huffy bikes, like the Huffy radio bike from 1955, can come with an incredible price tag.
Over the years, antique Huffy bikes increased in popularity among bike collectors. They collect restored and repainted bike models, as well as advertising paraphernalia like posters, brochures, catalogs, among others. You should look for Huffy bicycle antique marks with large block letters to know the real vintage Huffy bike value.