Sunday, August 23, 2009

1964 Huffy Sportsman restoration-in-progress

Well, when it rains, it pours. I enjoyed reading the posting regarding Charlie's mom's Raleigh Sport. While seeking out my next project bike, this one became available:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/3805214083_cd2507aa6c.jpg
1964 Nottingham Huffy Sportsman. 100% original (except tires?) and 99.9% complete (missing one spoke and 2 cable clips). Paint is pretty tired, but I strongly suspect it will rub out and come back fine. Fenders are nearly 'dingless'! Very light rust and pitting. A real 'survivor' and a real sweetie. I post project images at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39389118@N07/

John in Central Ohio

1968 Schwinn Racer from Chris S.

This started life as a 1968 Schwinn Racer. After Intermittent stops and starts on the build, she is done. She consists of: white Velocity Aerohead rim laced to Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub with red spokes, 105 hub/ Velocity rim in the front, custom hand cut brake lever, hand cut and laced grips, lots of the frame was replaced with stainless steel and finished in high polish, Carbon Forte fork, stainless steel basket frame over the back wheel, and lots of other little hand finished bits.