Re: [CR] Huffy and all "lesser" steeds


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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:03:43 -0500
From: Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: eekeller@psu.edu, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, ovalle@charter.net
Subject: Re: [CR] Huffy and all "lesser" steeds


In practice, if not in theory, Dale has made our funky love-objects permissible subjects for discussion. We've certainly had discussions of the top-line Sears (Ted Williams, etc), the Raleigh Super-Course, and the Schwinn Super Sport and Sports Tourer. harvey sachs mcLean va ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Eric Keller wrote:

One person's bike-like-object is another man's treasured memory. However, I spent a significant amount of time in the '70s attempting to fix the BOLs built by AMF, Huffy and even Schwinn (specifically the Varsity), and will forever hold a grudge against the people that chose to manufacture them. I always figured they should have taken up a more honest occupation, such as bank robbery. I don't think those bikes are OT though, am I wrong? Sears did sell some reasonably good bikes under the Free Spirit label, although the vast majority were junk. in response to Carlos Ovalle:

After reading Jon Crate's response to John Hurley's un-resignation from the list I got to thinking about bikes that are at least OT in terms of timeline but due to their mass-production, low-craftsmanship, and gas-pipe weight may not qualify for discussion here. Is there a place for such bikes given that for many they were their first love, they transported them to and from college or first job, they introduced them to this wonderful world of cycling, etc.?
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