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#1 2013-07-12 1:25pm

giaro29
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1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

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1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

1979 huffy Pro Thunder

White and red Huffy Pro Thunder with rectangular gusset.  Really like this color


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#2 2013-07-12 7:41pm

myone
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

First bmx bike I ever saw and rode was this same bike. My brother jake got it for graduating grammer school and it was handed down to me when he got a moped . Ah the good ol days.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#3 2013-07-14 5:28am

gimlid
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

Keeping it as a survivor or gonna resto it?


Shiny side 7x wanted in black with good looseball hubs
Maxy Cross Cranks Wanted
Kuwaharas found

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#4 2013-07-14 2:17pm

Skwerly
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

LOVE!


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#5 2013-07-22 7:14pm

giaro29
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

I definitely don't plan a resto, because it's in pretty good shape.  Posted to sell, but think I'm going to keep it.  I love these bikes for some reason.  This one makes 6, but all the others are yellow and blue.

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#6 2013-11-08 7:15pm

ProThunderRules
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From: Kansas City Missouri
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

I look at this bike and wonder what was I thinking when I painted mine blue, its ok, I get some more parts together and mine will look like this again! I just love the red on white with fat knobby tires.

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#7 2013-12-10 6:49pm

ProThunderRules
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

If you do decide to sell let me know what you want!cool

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#8 2015-06-30 7:06am

deezel65
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

OMG!!! Yo I can't believe I found this bike. I'm 50 I got this bike June of 1980 and my little brother who was eight at the time got the black pro thunder with the yellow mags and pads. Boy what a blast from the past I was googling "vintage BMX Huffy" but never thought in a million years I would find this forum with these great bikes in chronological order. I have been describing this bike to people for years and now I got a chance to see it again that is absolutely awesome. Big up to whomever has this bike and managed to keep it in good shape. I gave mine away in 1983. Man I remember those Mono-shocks from 77,78 as I was 13 and 14 at the time and got them for Christmas. I remember Redlines Mongooses and Diamond Backs coming around 79 but to me and my dudes Huffy is and always will be KING!

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#9 2015-07-26 10:13am

Bimmer9938
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

My first new BMX bike, bought at Child World in the Hanover Mall (Hanover MA.) on my tenth birthday Sept. 20th 1980 for $99.99 (it was the talk of the neighborhood that my bike cost $100). Was called a Pro Thunder 3 and the big deal of the bike was it came with Araya red anodized rims and a no name rear hand brake. Had a beefy black chain guard originally as well. Like most kids with the BMX bug, I ordered me some Troxel mags out of the Sears catalog and slowly replaced every part possible to an alloy version.


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#10 2015-07-26 10:16am

Bimmer9938
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

* I noticed yours has no hand brake and no Araya rims, perhaps the difference between 79' and the 80' model. Mine even had decals on the rear chain stays saying "alloy rims".


Jonny@LiftedTrucksUSA.com

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#11 2015-11-24 8:05pm

Spang
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

Huffy love. Don't see many of these anymore all original.

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#12 2016-05-10 3:16pm

TWOtoTEN
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

I've got one for sale I believe it's all original missing front and rear reflectors and rear wheel reflector.  If interested message me

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#13 2017-10-25 3:39pm

edwinc
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

My first bmx was just like this bike. Same color and everything.

Loved that bike and put hundreds of miles on it. Could wheely it for as long as I had room. Ran my first bmx races on it. Great first bike and really set the hook for me and bmx.

I had to save all my moneys to get it. Had some side jobs mowing grass and a paper route. Put it on layaway at Meijers in Michigan at the time. It was on sale for $88.88 seemed like a ton of money back then but probably the best money I ever spent. Definitely got my moneys worth out of that bike. Many memmories when I spotted this one picture here. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 2017-10-25 9:24pm

giaro29
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

edwinc wrote:

My first bmx was just like this bike. Same color and everything.

Loved that bike and put hundreds of miles on it. Could wheely it for as long as I had room. Ran my first bmx races on it. Great first bike and really set the hook for me and bmx.

I had to save all my moneys to get it. Had some side jobs mowing grass and a paper route. Put it on layaway at Meijers in Michigan at the time. It was on sale for $88.88 seemed like a ton of money back then but probably the best money I ever spent. Definitely got my moneys worth out of that bike. Many memmories when I spotted this one picture here. Thanks for sharing.

No problem. That's a great story. I had the yellow and blue one in my bikes as a kid. This red and white one was my sons first bike and hasn't been messed with or changed

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#15 2018-11-24 4:45pm

bmxmom196
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Re: 1979 Huffy Pro Thunder

Love the Huffy Pro Thynder...mine was the blue one, and I was about 15 when I got mine...yup, I dug the bmx bikes, those lil Huffys started it for me too

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