1978 Huffy Thunder Road
This model was my first BMX bike as a child. I knew I needed one to complete my nostalgic toy collection. The only non-Diamond Back in my BMX collection.
One of my fondest childhood memories was when my father (US Navy, retired after 22years) came home in 1978 after a 6month deployment of the Pacific Rim aka West PAC with a bike for each of his kids. Being a 6yr old boy, I got a Huffy Thunder Road. Wow, I was elated to say the least. I kept my Thunder Road throughout grade school (1979-83) and it served me the best it could. Around 1982, all the neighborhood kids started getting 'real' BMX bikes (Diamond Back, Redline, SE, Mongoose..) as San Diego, Ca was a hot bed for BMX racing. Unfortunately, my parent weren't able to afford a $250 Silver Streak for me from the local bike shop (Wheels n' Things in El Cajon, Ca) so I had to make due with my trusty Huffy.
Submitted by rareair
- Company: Huffy
- Model: Thunder Road
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Frame: Twin cantilevered, 9056 Fork: Bars: Cross braced Stem: HS298 Headset: Grips: vinyl, waffle style, model 16546 (Hunt Wilde) Cranks: 1pc, 140mm Bottom bracket: Sprocket: 36t, CS358 Chain: 3/16", CH154 (D.I.D) Pedals: Steel, rat trap (Wellgo) Wheels: Steel, 28h Hubs: Tires: 20x2.125 (Swallow) Brake: rear coaster (Shimano) Seat: HMX style, Padded, Black vinyl (Royal) Seat Post: SP240 Seat clamp: SPC178 Kickstand: KS276