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#1 2011-06-07 1:14am

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1997 Huffy MJ12

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1997 Huffy MJ12

Jimmy LeVan Sig Frame

A hard to find Huffy. The 97 was the first year for the MJ12 & was Jimmy LeVan's signature frame.
Interesting to note that it has 13mm dropout slots, with the right side drop extending to protect the freewheel in grinds.

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#2 2011-06-07 12:08pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Neat bike, and Jimmy is a cool guy for sure..
Any of you know what MJ-12 stands for?
The Majestic 12, above top secret group that was made to deal with Alien threat..
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Majestic 12 (also known as Majestic Twelve, Majic 12, Majestic Trust, M12, MJ 12, MJ XII, Majority 12 or Mars-Jupiter 12) is the code name of a secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The purpose of the committee was to investigate UFO activity in the aftermath of the Roswell incident—the confirmed crash of the alien spaceship near Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. The Majestic 12 is an important part of an ongoing government cover up of UFO information.
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#3 2011-10-31 9:00pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

I would love to have one of those first gen mj12's cool

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#4 2011-11-16 1:11pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

If you ever want to sell it ill pay top dollar


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#5 2012-02-12 7:50pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Hey WDS Kev here in Perth Western Australia...i think you have solved my problem with a HUFFY i was given in a trade with a friend..i have checked most all the other Huffy"s i9n the museum and with the integrated seatcleamp..the mini specialised fatboy type gussett ..the brake post positioning and the extended dropouts im fairly sure thats what i have too..thing is...Whats it doin in Perth..how did it get here...well i will just post some pics and maybe throw it in the name it section..but i rekn i have one too..wouldnt that be nice..http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1082.jpghttp://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1081.jpghttp://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1080.jpghttp://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1078.jpghttp://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1078.jpghttp://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q1/fwlhrg/Huffy%20MJ12%20Jimmy%20Levan%2097/DSCN1076.jpg Cheers 4 now best rgds Kev.

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#6 2012-02-12 8:09pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

bikes get shipped all over it is a huffy they are world wide   sick bike either way


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#7 2012-02-13 6:59am

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Hey Kev, I'd say it looks like you have a MJ12 as well. Pretty much every detail matches mine.
Only one thing differs, yours has an extra gusset under the downtube that mine does not have. I would'nt say that does not make yours a MJ-12 though. It wouldn't surprise me if later in the run they added the gusset, or if those that went to the Aussie market had them.
I measured my top tube & got a length of 20.5 center to center. When I get home tonight I'll check the s/n to see if there may be any further marks to ID it as a MJ-12.
Cool to see another, it seems to be a hard to find frame.
-Bill

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#8 2012-02-13 7:37am

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Yerr Bill u seem to be on the money my mate Steve picked up exactly that feature of difference..the shorter headstock caused by the gussett underneath..but all other features seem identical..its not uncommon for other markets to change some specs as per safety and country of delivery warranty etc....if its not a gen 1 or a Levan spec bike i cant whinge mate..I bought a Powerlite midschooler from another collector my mate Roy and he threw this in and another very oldschool small tube frame and forks with an arrowhead in its gussett..may be like a Tange Crossrider or the like and all this as  a goodwill gesture for some parts he was seeking..saying to me"Its too new school for my(his) collection..OHH HOW UNLUCKY AM I.... ..im just happy it appears to be not your garden variety WallyMart one...and is a close vision to your spec bike and a nice high end American Signiature Huffy..theyre not all Rubbish and we dont have a lot of the old school HUFFY stuff here..but lots of Chinaman Walmart..as the Worldwide Huffy bikes come into all the "Mart stores" ..and i like this one because after seeing your posting..im pretty sure its not......now to find a Primus and a Stu..hahahaha i dont want much do i..cheers for the info mate best rgds Kev.

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#9 2012-02-13 6:55pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

On my BB shell I have a 10 digit s/n starting with ACL. Beneath that there is also a "DJ2" stamped. I also have a sticker on the DT near the BB: MODEL#23627.
Don't know if that helps.
The 97 MJ-12, while not a dept store bike still is more entry level/mid range. The frame isn't 100% chromoly. Just the Mainframe. Frame only sold for around $150.
Still pretty dang cool in my book though.

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#10 2013-01-24 9:30am

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auG08Hhh … re=mh_lolz a little commercial no clue were it was played props i sopose

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#11 2013-04-05 5:21pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Hey guys ..just checked out a link to somethin called the Huffy B-One..seems to be an MJ-12 with the extra Gussett underneath...gettin a strong suspicion mine aint an MJ-12 but 99 a B-One..waddya rekn..Kev.

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#12 2013-04-27 8:52pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

Ah yeah, the B-One was the full high-tensile steel model below the MJ-12. If I remember correctly you could get the whole bike for as much as the MJ-12 frame. Still a cool frame for sure. I still really want another MJ-12 frame...

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#13 2013-04-27 9:16pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

WTF? ^^^^^^


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#14 2013-12-26 1:37pm

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

This frame is in my hands now and I am pretty pumped. Thanks wds!

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#15 2013-12-29 7:51am

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

That's bad ass Chris.

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#16 2013-12-29 11:34am

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Re: 1997 Huffy MJ12

wds wrote:

That's bad ass Chris.

Thanks! Hope you don't mind I took off the Huffy stickers from the downtube... I wanted it to look like the one I rode back in the day.

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