Sunday, June 21, 2009

1955 Huffy Sportsman


John, in Central Ohio, has completed a preservation on a 1955 Huffy Sportsman manufactured in the Raleigh Nottinghan plant in England. John was lucky in finding this example as it was virtually rust-free. The bike was disassembled, surface cleaned/polished and clear acrylic was lightly applied to fenders, chainguard and frame in order to protect decals/transfers and to guard against further UV light damage.
Parts/components of 'dubious' origin were; 3rd party front fork (branded 'Yama' or 'Yoma'), aluminum seat post and a Taiwanese mattress saddle. More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39389118@N07

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