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1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

#1 2010-09-09 8:03pm

vthuffyguy
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1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

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1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

Great Thunder Road

I have been chasing this bike around the Internet for quite a few years. Originally it showed up on eBay and I was outbid at the last minute. Then, missed it when the new owner listed it Buy-It-Now. I contacted the winning bidder and begged him to sell it to me, but he declined. A few years later, he listed it for sale on Craigs List for quite high price. I drove 100 miles to pick it up, but didn't feel it was worth the asking price at that time. So, I put it in the back of my mind. 6 months later, it was relisted on Craigs List for a more reasonable price and I drove back and bought it. I have not done anything with it yet, but plan on cleaning it up as close to perfect as possible. I notice that the spacing on the frame bars is larger than on my other Thunder Roads.


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#2 2010-09-10 3:27pm

Roboprop
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Re: 1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

OMG! the Thunder Road was the first bike I ever had only it had orange fenders. Back then, I hated it because all my friends had bmx bikes and I had a Huffy with sissy bars but one thing I remember - the banana seat was very comfortable. You could schooch back and cruise in comfort. Also, very easy to ride wheelies.

Ah, the memories! smile


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#3 2010-09-10 5:49pm

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Re: 1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

Very Cool! smile


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#4 2011-07-16 12:36pm

Black_and_Blue
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Re: 1978 Huffy Thunder Road 56

Thanks for posting -- Christmas of 77, my Dad gave this one to little brother, and I got the mono-shock -- Arcata, CA.  Pulled the hat trick 9 years later and scored us a pair of St. Tropez Aerolites. Love him but man he had a knack for picking out cheap bikes smile


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