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#1 2010-09-23 11:55am

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SHOW YOUR HUFFY LOVE

I'm a proud Huffy, and Murray owner, and I'm not afraid to show it. Show the world that Huffy, and Murray still live in our hearts even though they don't bring in the big bucks. This is one of my current projects. A 1981 father, and son Pro Thunder build http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Dyno%20and%20Mongoose/HuffyProThunders.jpg This is going to be a winter build. A 1983 Team Murray X-20 http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Dyno%20and%20Mongoose/3m73p63oe5Q15T45P2a9726cdbe5c8ab411c0.jpg and last but never least. My 1981 Pro Thunder - Cry Baby. I cried when my dad didn't buy it as a kid and I cried when i picked her up from the seller(thanks Bill) http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/1981%20Huffy%20Pro%20Thunder/CryBaby006.jpg


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#2 2010-09-23 12:01pm

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please share any leads, or information you have about your bikes, builds, parts, and decals.


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#3 2010-09-23 12:01pm

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Awesome ... those should be fun projects .. those are classics

I grew up in Canada so we didn't have much Huffy unless someone got one in the states and brought it back .

I still have love for cheap department store bikes , I grew up riding old store brand bikes from the local dump , all pieced together .

Lots of fond memories of those bikes .. some of the frames were really decent too if you just put good parts on them


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#4 2010-09-23 12:06pm

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my hardest project. trying to bring her back to life.
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac57/bcmsnystrom/100_3214.jpg
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac57/bcmsnystrom/100_3216.jpg
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#5 2010-09-23 12:08pm

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I'll never forget my old neighbor's Murray bmx bike that he had back in the 80's. There was a warning label on it that said something like....

"Caution: This bicycle is not intended for motocross or stunt riding."big_smile

He was lucky enough to eventually get a Dyno Compe for his birthday.

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#6 2010-09-23 12:13pm

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Hey, nostalgia is all about what we remember, and bringing it back to life, to relive those old feelings.  And I am sure most of us started out on a lesser quality bike. I for one, started on a Montgomery ward 3 speed, looked like a Stingray, banana seat and all. So, if that is what your memory holds, so be it. Good luck on your restorations. Your gonna need it too, thats alot of rust!!! yikes)


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#7 2010-09-23 12:17pm

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I got no love for the old Huffy's. But I am stoked to have gotten this frame:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Bikes/HuffyMJ12/FrameS.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Bikes/HuffyMJ12/TTStickerS.jpg
1997 Huffy MJ-12; Jimmy LeVan frame.
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#8 2010-09-23 12:26pm

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wds wrote:

I got no love for the old Huffy's. But I am stoked to have gotten this frame:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/ … FrameS.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/ … ickerS.jpg
1997 Huffy MJ-12; Jimmy LeVan frame.
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Welcome to the Huffy Family, doesn't matter if its old, mid, or new. Haro-83 I got your back if you need anything PM me. i'll look around on my side of the globe.


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#9 2010-09-23 12:28pm

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Wish I had a photo of my first real bike - Huffy Thunder 56.  It started the whole neighborhood on bmx.  We used to jump that thing double BITD over oil cans from the gas station dumpster.  that's when the cans were paper with metal tops and bottoms.  They crushed nice.

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#10 2010-09-23 12:32pm

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I was never much of a Huffy fan...a friend of mine had a Sigma when we were kids..it was turd. In the '90s though they got their crap together and had some sick racing bikes but man they were pricey.

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#11 2010-09-23 12:41pm

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man if i could find my two bikes i had when i was a kid i would pay millions... and old western flyer with banna seat .. even had the flag mount on the bottom.. and then i gota really nice murry that was allsilver with purple and black strips.and matching pads.. so cool.... lol

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#12 2010-09-23 1:07pm

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White Stu Thomsen to replace my first childhood bike I bought with my own money.  I had always heard of the Red Stu's but never saw one until I found both of these in the same place.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/BESTSTUS-2.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/BESTREDSTU.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/FORSALE5.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/Bikes013.jpg

Owner's manual from my Wal-mart Stu Thomsen bitd

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/P3010095.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/P3010096.jpg

Extra bar pad

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/STU%20THOMSEN/P7080001.jpg

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#13 2010-09-23 1:54pm

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I learned to ride a bike on a Huffy - Thunder Road, I think... and I had another a few years later - I remember it looked like the Stu Thomsen, but for some reason I can't recall it actually being a Stu. I remember it being white, and I think black forks and headtube, track certified sticker, but what bike in 1983 or so didn't say track certified, fake CW pro bars... And I owned a 1984 Olympics edition Huffy ten speed. After that I got my first (and until recently only) Diamond Back and never went back to Huffy. Although I did totally ride a Kent frame with the stickers removed for awhile, which is kind of in the same class with Huffy.


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#14 2010-09-23 1:58pm

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my pro thunder, for a huffy its actually a decent bike 3 speed parts and sprocket where from another huffy bik, and the forks are also off a newer huffy just need a front rim to match and its done
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu307/ShadowFox-7/my%20bikes/100_2792.jpg

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#15 2010-09-23 3:56pm

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While my friends had Centurions,Schwinn Scramblers and Mongoose Motomag bikes, I was stuck with a used Huffy Pro Thunder lll like Haro-83 has posted.My dad would BS me by saying that there would kids who would be grateful to have this bike or that spending more than $100.00 on a bike was a waste of money.When I broke parts on the Huffy,and that was quite often,my dad would yell at me for being too damn hard on my bike.I would respond by saying that the kids who would be grateful to own this piece of crap live in third world  countries,or I would call him a cheapskate a$$hole who would rather buy himself a 12,000 BMW in 1977 or custom made suits from Hong Kong while I was supposed to be thankful to barely have a weeks worth of clothes for school.I think he was trying to bring me up the same way he was,in other words like it was in the Depression. sad


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#16 2010-09-23 3:58pm

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nice guys! i know the stu pads are hard to come by wink


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#17 2010-09-23 4:01pm

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Love the Murrays and the Huffys!! I will have one!!


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#18 2010-09-23 4:03pm

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I forgot to mention that I still have my copy of Stu Thomsen's book of BMX.It's still in pretty good condition too. cool


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#19 2010-09-23 4:11pm

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There is no denying it Huffy has plaid a roll in almost every old schoolers life. One way or another, either you owed one, borrowed one, or watch one go flying by as a kid. If you did not get a chance to witness Huffy or Murray as a kid. Then there is something incomplete in your BMX journey that this thread can fill. All you have to do is just sit back an watch the comments come in.


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#20 2010-09-23 4:12pm

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One OF these days Ill Build and Actually USE my Pro lightning. Now if i can just find decals and paint.


I pick up what you throw out                                                                                                          Lookin for uncut blast bars!!!!!!!!!!!
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#21 2010-09-23 4:14pm

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Huffy love? Im tryin to sell some of my old huffy's smile


I pick up what you throw out                                                                                                          Lookin for uncut blast bars!!!!!!!!!!!
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#22 2010-09-23 4:15pm

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i just like the pro lightning


I pick up what you throw out                                                                                                          Lookin for uncut blast bars!!!!!!!!!!!
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#23 2010-09-23 4:19pm

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Here is my Huffy
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/80sbikedude/bikes/th_IM000765.jpg

Here is my Murray
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/80sbikedude/bikes/th_IM000681-1.jpg

We all started on one of these. smile


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#24 2010-09-23 4:20pm

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Re: SHOW YOUR HUFFY LOVE

i like that murray


I pick up what you throw out                                                                                                          Lookin for uncut blast bars!!!!!!!!!!!
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#25 2010-09-23 4:21pm

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midschooler wrote:

i like that murray

Thanks


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