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Huffy Techtra (1980s Dept Store bike)

My friend picked this up for free and gave it to me because he knew how much I liked bikes. It was completely stock except for one of those huge ass saving spring seats on it. I decided to have a little fun and modify as close to a racing bike as I could. Waste of money? Maybe. But it was fun and it feels good to take it out every once in a while and keep up with some bike shop riders on carbon fiber frames (the slower folks). I did the paint job myself (rattle can). Of course I overhauled/cleaned all the bearings. I rebuilt the wheels so the spokes were interlaced (they didn't come this way for some reason). I cut of the kick stand to shave a little weight (she's still a beast at about 29 pounds).I also got rid of the stem shifters and safety levers...yuck

High tensile fillet brazed Huffy Techtra 56cm

Stock. Old school caged bearing

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
American Ashtabula OPC (That's right kids...old school and cheap)

Wellgo with cages. Found on Sheldon Brown site

6 speed Maillard freewheel 14-30 with new KMC chain/52-39 chainrings

Old school entry level Shimano derailleurs/Sunrace clamp on dt friction shifters (nice for 10 bucks)

Stock/Custom brand stem

Velo saddle (off my dad's old mountain bike)/kalloy seat post (the stock one was too short)

Polygon (stock) with upgraded brake shoes/Dia compe levers (ebay find for cheap. I HAD to get rid of those safety levers!)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya rims (I was surprised...had the bike had the heavy chromed out steel rims, I may not have undertook this project) laced to stock hub/Kenda gumwalls 27 x 1 1/4 inch

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Same as above

Bell saddle bag

More Info:
I have the ability to take better pictures...I'm just lazy

Added by jlooney. Last updated about 7 years ago.

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