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1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

#1 2009-03-13 1:09pm

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1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

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1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

I had this bike as a Kid, and I bought this one of another BMXMuseum member...

** SOLD - but building another - Custom ** This is the Huffy Expert, endorsed by Jumpin Joe Hendricks.  I bought mine as a kid from Toys R Us.  Make then, I barely knew the ACS brand, but this bike came with that brand Rotor!  I remember stripping the stem and Huffy replaced it.  That actually send me a new stem, rotor, brakes, cables!  I even seen someone on ebay a while back, that was selling that very same setup, wrapped the same way that I  received it from Huffy.  So, apparently, bikes stores must have had those sent to them for the same reasons as me?!?!  I also saw Joe Hendricks at a local event...where he was preforming on the "bike".  However, it was actually a Dyno Pro Comp that was painted like the "Huffy".  They were calling it a Huffy too, and he was sponsoring the Huffy name, but riding the Dyno bike!  The last photo is of my original bike that I scanner from a snap-shot that I took in the late 80's...


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#2 2009-06-25 5:06am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

This was my first bike as a kid.  I saved $50 and Mom and Dad paid the other $50.  The white tires laid awesome skids.  My hand brakes NEVER worked.  They were the stiffest brakes ever, so I was stuck with the coaster brake.  I think I ditched the rotor and hand brakes after years of frustration.  They should still be in a box somewhere at the old house.  The threaded pegs on the front fork were pretty sweet to.  I eneded up sanding down the splatter paint job, spray painting it Krylon Blue, and I turned it into a lowrider complete w/ banana seat, ape hangers, and 72 spoke wheels.    The bike itself is out back at my parents place rusting away in peace.

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#3 2009-06-25 5:12am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Looks like a good bike .....................:D....


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#4 2010-02-03 9:57pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

A few kids around the block got these bikes for Christmas in 1988, I think they were advertised in a Toys R Us (geffory) christmas commercial too. This was the only Huffy that the Kids with "the Haro's" thought were cool. Everybody liked this bike, I think it was the best bike Huffy made. The Huffy Sigma was cool with the racers, but the Expert was cool with freestylers.


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#5 2010-02-11 12:16pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Yeah see in my opinion the frame and forks of these DEpt store bikes where fine for just tooling around on as long as there was no real jumping or anything like that.
It was always the components on them that sucked I had a early murray and ended up replacing almost everything on it and AFTER that it was alright. Then I rode a DB Viper stock and it was way better even stock.. no flex in the frame... well not as much as the murray. But I still say they are fine as just a rider no hotdogging though.


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#6 2010-02-14 11:17am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Thease bikes were so cool when they came out, becase us poor kids could get are hands on them and still get props riding with the rich kids.. :lol: I still have the frame and forks laying aroung in the basement if someone wanted it.. Frame, forks, neck, bars, crank... Is $50 bucks to much?? :/


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#7 2010-08-02 10:29am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Wow I had one as a kid, if u think of selling it lmk!!

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#8 2011-01-11 6:11pm

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Man that bike brings back memories. Everyone in my neighborhood had Diamondbacks, Predators, GTs. I rocked this same exact bike and no one knocked it for being a huffy. :lol:


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#9 2011-05-05 3:27pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

This is a clean Expert, if I had one back in the day. I probably would be a EXPERT in freestyle by now. :P :lol:


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#10 2011-05-11 5:46pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Please let me know if you will ever sell this bike.  My best friend and I had one of these when we were kids and it sure would be nice to own one of these again.

thanks,
Josh

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#11 2011-05-11 6:27pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Cool - that is why I have most the bikes that are in my collection........ones I had and ones that my friends had :)


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#12 2012-08-31 10:41am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

I bought this bike the other day from a guy and it needs all brakes. What kind do they take ( linear or u-brakes) I'm new to the bmx world just helping my 2 sons out.

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#13 2012-08-31 11:01am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

They were a regular side pull brake, like the Diacompe MX1000's.


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#14 2012-08-31 11:16am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

DUDE, loving this! 

♫...and the name on the frame was Expert ex-expert...


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#15 2012-08-31 12:50pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

so that would be the linear pull right? im looking at danscomp

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#16 2012-08-31 1:31pm

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"Just don't look, but see. Nothing is, as it appears..." - paraphrased C. O'Neal

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#17 2013-09-25 10:43pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

No Fricken Waaay man.....  I had the same bike only mine was white!! Same splatter paint, same bars, rotor..... Wow, I never thought I'd ever see one of these again. Thank You for posting this.  I could do frame stands for Days on that thing.


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#18 2013-09-26 5:36am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

There was not a white one.  Must have been some other model?

Maybe you had this one below?

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#19 2013-09-26 2:59pm

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I remember that one too, my neighbor friend had that one,,, my expert could've been black,, and I'm just mixing it up for another bike. My memory is pretty much shot. But I could have sworn that mine was white. We got it at Toys r us on a Sunday. Maybe I'm just contrasting it in my mind and picturing it all white because it had all of the white components on it. Regardless, I have some fond memories on that particular bike. That was my first freestyle bike when I was 7 years old. RAD was and still is my favorite movie, and I could do mad frame stands on that beast. For as long as I could carry momentum. And the handlebars Did come loose a lot so some of my first experiences wrenching on anything was on that bike
Thanks for posting this one up :)


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#20 2013-09-26 6:50pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

Yep!  Handle bars kept slipping!


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#21 2013-09-27 4:14am

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Nice huffy!

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#22 2014-03-23 8:50am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

I had the same bike when I was a kid I wish I could get another one like this still have the frame but it see its better days hope someone can redirect Me in the right place

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#23 2014-03-23 6:30pm

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Keep watching this board, or post inside the  "WANTED" section. :)


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#24 2014-09-22 6:26pm

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

I have seen a white one with the splash paint on ebay

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#25 2014-09-23 7:29am

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Re: 1988 Huffy Freestyle Expert

do not see many of these very cool.


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