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1882 George P. Huffman, owner of the Davis Sewing Machine Company,
oversaw the production of the first Davis Sewing Machine bicycle,
manufactured in Dayton, Ohio.

1899 The Dayton Special Roadster rolled onto the scene with cylindrical
ball hubs, 23" tires, and wood rims.

1904 The Dayton Racer introduced a new look with dropped handlebars,
narrow racer wood rims, 28" tires, and the "DAYTON" sprocket chainwheel.

1905 The "DAYTON" nameplate made a colorful mark worldwide.


1913 The Dayton Cushion Frame Roadster provided comfort with unique
shock-absorbing construction.

1920 The Dayton LaFrance, a motobike styled after a motorcycle,
featured bracedhandlebars, rear kickstand, wood rims, and 28" tires.

1925 After selling the Davis Sewing Machine Company, Horace Huffman
formed the Huffman Manufacturing Company, which then produced
steel bicycle rims.

1936 The HuffmanDayton Streamliner ushered in a new look and a
new name. One of the first Huffman bicycles, it offered streamline
construction and balloon tires.

1941 Horace Huffman, Jr., was elected Vice President and General Manager
of Huffman Manufacturing. The Company celebrated a banner year,
thanks to the production of lightweight bicycles.

1941 Huffman Manufacturing helped the U.S. Government in the World War II
effort while also making civilian bicycles.


1949 Despite a recession, advertising helped promote the new
Huffy Convertible bike and made "Huffy" a household name.
The Huffy Convertible's rear training wheels with foot steps
revolutionized the children's bicycle market, and was the first bicycle
to use the "Huffy" nameplate.

1953 The Huffy logo was created and its image quickly became associated
with quality and industry leadership.

1955 The Huffy Radio Bicycle appealed to music lovers. It provided a radio
built into the tank, with the antenna and battery pack on the rear carrier.

1969 The Huffy Dragster's new design established the 60's trend for children's
bicycles. This 20"-wheel bicycle had a "banana" seat and high-rise handlebars.

1970 Huffy Corporation was formed.

1973 The Huffy Scout pioneered a new look for the '70s and became a best seller.
This 10-speed, lightweight bicycle featured a narrow racing saddle, dropped-style handlebars, and an American West color scheme.

1984 Huffy aerodynamics paved the way for the U.S. Olympic team to win 2 gold,
2 silver, and 1 bronze medal in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.

1987 The Huffy Sigma made its mark, setting a new standard for performance
in the 20" category. It offered hand brakes and disk wheel covers.

1991 The Huffy Stone Mountain climbs to the top of the market. This 18-speed mountain bicycle features 26" knobby tires, dynamic color finish, and consumer-preferred features.

1991 Mark Allen wins 3rd straight Ironman Triathlon using a Huffy Triton Bike.

1992 Huffy Bicycles celebrates 100th anniversary of the first bicycle produced
by the Huffman family at the Davis Sewing Machine Company in 1892.

1994 Bonnie Blair, 5-time Olympic Gold winner's signature Blades bikes sell
a record 500,000 units.


1995 First licenses are developed featuring cartoon characters from
Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes, Baby Looney Tunes).

1996 Ironman brand of mountain bikes launched.

1997 Huffy launches BMX to phenomenal success.

1998 Huffy launches Rugrats licensed kids bikes.

2000 Huffy introduces Micro scooters selling over 2.2 million units

2000 Huffy launches X Games bicycles to #1 BMX share in the first year.

2003 Huffy launches Green Machine

 
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