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HUFFY Thunder Trail Lady,10 Spd. CLEAN, Vintage 1974 USA - $99 (GREENVILLE SC)

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bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
brake type: caliper
condition: like new
electric assist: none
frame size: 18.50 inches or 46.52cm
handlebar type: riser
make / manufacturer: HUFFY
model name / number: THUNDER TRAIL
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 26 in

Lady Height 5'3" to 5'7". {Will vary} Hard to find retro.
HUFFY Thunder Trail, 10 speed, 18.50 inch or 46.62cm frame. Made 1974 Dayton, OH USA. Red.
$99 AS IS. All original parts. Not modified. May need new tires 26 x 1.25". Leads to be supplied.
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GREENVILLE, SC 29607. Click: "google map" on right in blue to see from out of town how far.
Frame size : Crank center to top of seat frame tube. NOT the rims.
Stand over height: Center horizontal frame tube to ground.
# Seller will know if ad has been read. No read=No sell #
NOT a business or store. For Sale by Owner. ##No checks or online pay services.##
READY TO ROLL! ** Give away price ** Hardly used**
Included options: Kickstand and cable lock 3663
Story: Nixon was President.
Grandma (not seller) used only few times many moons ago, left in dry storage and forgot.
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~RECONDITIONING DONE~ {Retail value is $100. Sell price does not include.}
•Painstakingly degreased and cleaned. No rust.
•Brakes: Adjusted for tight quick stop.
•Gears: Adjusted.
•All bolts tightened.
• Inflated to 55 pounds.
All external moving parts lubricated: derailleur's, chain, brake levers, shifters, pedals, seat post++.
•Scratches- Touched-up with auto paint to preserve and protect. [If you expect no scratches, then buy new bicycle.]
{How much would above service cost @ bicycle shop? Good and Plenty¿}
•Seller will adjust seat correctly for rider height based on approved method.
• Seat will not be adjusted too low. This is Safety.
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NO evening show. See sunrise to 4 PM. LEAVE PHONE#, YOUR NAME and BRAND in your message:
BRAND and MODEL: HUFFY. NO TEXT MESSAGES. NO Google Voice.
Speak distinctly when leaving message. No text to landline calls. NO text messages. Is your voice mailbox full?
BEFORE 4 PM: eight 6 four, two 3 four, zero zero two 7. show contact info
"In God we trust, all others pay cash." No phone price negotiations.
No beads, booze, checks, cryptocurrency, Paypal, Pop Money, seashells, Square, Zelle, barter or trades. Cash sale.
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~+SPECIFICATIONS+~
Shimano RS derailleur and brakes
10 Speed.
Shifters top center on bar.
Chrome mild riser handle bar
Springs under seat.
Tires hold air.
Rider weight limit 235 pounds. Stopping distance will be increased for Bluto.
Made Dayton OH 1974. Red
(Are we having fun yet?)
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Will meet @ easy common place in GREENVILLE, SC.
NO SHIPPING, NO delivery to your location.
Sorry this is not Amazon Prime or Grub Hub or a business.
No meet half way for out of city buyers.
No trade for cars/trucks, mopeds, boars, donkeys, clunkers, mobile homes, toasters, your x girl/boy friend, ATV, MTV, 8 track tapes or big box TV.
True buyers afforded deserved best courtesy and red carpet. (Also have beige carpet.)
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Not obligated to sell to or entertain: Analysis Paralysis, Autistic, Big Hat-No Cattle, Bottom Fisher, Can't speak English {take free ESL course}, Chiseler, Curiosity Seeker, Disability Injury, Dork, Expectations Above Ad, Fraud/Spam, Fruitcake, Goofball, Grand Poo Bah Ego, Illiterate, Insufferable, Joyrider, Lacky, Lookyloo, Lost in Space, Low-ball, Malcontent, Marketing Survey, Matron, Memory Lane Stroller, Misanthrope, Mystery Shopper, Nerd, No $ to buy, Nobody Talker, NO READ AD, Nothing to do but inquire on ads, Nut Cracker, Perfectionist, Quack, Quintessential Dreamer, Re-seller, Retired Poker, Tire Kicker, Vitriolic, Vulture, Wacko, Weirdo and Window Shopper.
{Go to Mall, Bike Shop or Amazon for that¿. Or go to REI and talk to PJ for enchanting story, hand holding and high new prices.}
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HUMOR SECTION~ Remember what they said:
Lee Iacocca: "If you can find a better car, buy it!" and "Lead follow or get out of the way!"
October 15, 1924 to July 2, 2019 Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca is an American automobile executive best known for inventing Ford Mustang at Ford Motor Co. in 1960's. Later saved Chrysler Corp. from abyss, as its CEO during 1980's inventing Mini Van, K-Car and Corinthian Leather. More quotes:
* "Management is nothing more than motivating other people."
* "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere."
* "The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family."
* "In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
* "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?" {All can get.}
* "The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."
* "In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits."
* "My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."
* "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."
* "The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen."
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*Packard: "Ask the man that owns one." {Packard made finest USA cars. Went Bust 1959.}
*Richard Butterfield: "The quality of the product is remembered long after the price is forgotten."
*Warren Buffet: "The dirt comes out in the rinse cycle." and "Price is what is paid and value is what you get."
*Peter Paul: "Those that can-do. Those that can't-teach. Those that can't teach- teach the teachers."
*Alfred E. Newman: "What me worry?" {Mad Magazine}
* JFK: "We must deal with the world for what it has become, rather than what we had expected it to be." 11/22/63
* Leslie Faye: "Life is not a dress rehearsal."
* Jonathan Swift ~ "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
* John Bogle: "Information is separate from and building blocks of knowledge. Experience is doing, followed by wisdom learned from outcome." {May 8, 1929 to January 16, 2019} Vanguard founder.
* Mark Twain: "A man who will not read is just as ignorant as one who cannot read." and
" History does not repeat, but it rhymes." {November 30, 1835 to April 21, 1910}
* Terafumi Sasocki: "Every dog has its day."
* Live the life you love and love the life you live. Live and let live.
* You can sit in the waiting room or wait in the sitting room. (Who said that?)
* ALS: "Everything in life is relative to what your used to."{Born 1926}
* Tony Rose: "Show me a rose or leave me alone."
* Yogi Berra: "You can observe a lot by watching." AND
" You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there."
" If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
" I never said most of the things I said."
" The future ain't what it used to be."
" A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
" Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets."
" I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question."
" It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."
" You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours."
" Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
" There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em."
" You better cut the pizza in 4 pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat 6."
" It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
" I'd find the fellow who lost it, and if he was poor, I'd return it."
" We make too many wrong mistakes."
" When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
" It ain't over till it's over."
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 -- September 22, 2015)
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*Peter Bernstein: "There is no certainty. Rational people do not bet the ranch on a model with an [R-squared] of less than 1.00, that works out only for the most part. And God forbid it works out only for the minor part!
Consequences, not probabilities, determine the decisions that matter."
*"Cash talks and B**L S**T walks." [car salesman said this.]
*Albert Einstein 3/14/1879-4/18/1955: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
"Once you stop learning you start dying."
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
* Ruth Bader Ginsburg 3/15/33: "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation."
Thanks for looking. {Are we having fun yet?}
Backstage 1970's PHOTOS after bicycle are rock-stars:
1. Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, and Roberta Flack at The Grammys on March 1, 1975 in New York City
2. David Bowie and Gerald Casale of Devo pose backstage on November 14, 1977 at Max's in Kansas City.
3. James Brown poses backstage in London in 1973.
4. Michael Jackson and his brother Randy (right) backstage at the Inglewood Forum, August 26, 1973.
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~ABOUT and HISTORY~
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huffy
Truly a vintage bicycle.
The Huffy Corporation is an American manufacturer and importer of bicycles. It has its roots in 1887 when George P. Huffman purchased the Davis Sewing Machine Company and moved its factory to Dayton, Ohio. They made their first bicycle in 1892.[1][2] In 1924, George's son, Horace M. Huffman, Sr., founded the Huffman Manufacturing Company.[3] From then until 1949, Huffy continued to manufacture and sell bicycles under the "Dayton" brand.[2]
During the 1930s, Huffy participated in the revival of the American cycling industry, during which Horace Huffman commented on a "change of attitude".[4] Although Huffy dabbled in the high-end of the market, they never overcame their entry-level reputation. In 2004, Huffy sold its Huffy Sports division to Russell Corporation. Huffy Sports manufactures sporting goods, including the Hydra-Rib basketball systems used by the NBA. By 2006, Huffy had sold more than 100 million bicycles.[1][5] Bicycles sold under the Huffy name are now made in China.[5]
Between the 1960s and 1980s, the Huffy company imported some very high-quality bikes that were manufactured by Carlton and Raleigh. Aerowind has the unique look of a 1980s road bicycler. Frame tubing is flattened in places to give an aerodynamic, streamlined feel. Aerowind was produced in 10-speed and 12-speed models. Avocet seats were installed on original Huffy Aerowinds. Tires on the Aerowind measured 1 3/8 inches and had steel rims. Gears and cranks on the Aerowind were made by the Japanese company Shimano. Huffy intended the Aerowind to be a fast road bike, a style change from the cruiser and mountain bike models Huffy had been selling immediately prior to 1980. Huffy has been making bicycles since 1887. Much of the 20th century, Huffy bikes competed in the U.S. market with companies such as Schwinn and Raleigh. Aerowind was a popular Huffy bicycle model introduced in 1980.
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In 1949, Huffy developed the Huffy Convertible, a children's bicycle with rear training wheels and foot steps.[2] The Convertible revolutionized the children's market and was the first Huffy bicycle under the Huffy name. In 1953, a Huffy logo was created and Huffy switched all its bicycles to the Huffy name. Popular models included the Special Roadster, the Racer, the LaFrance, and the Streamliner.

By 1960, Huffman was the third largest bike manufacturer in the United States.[3] Popular models produced during the heyday of the Huffy Corporation included the Radio Bicycle, which had a radio in the frame; the Scout, a 10-speed road bicycle; the Dragster, a so-called "wheelie bike"; and the Sigma, a BMX bike.
The Penguin and Chopper Bicycles

In 1962, Peter Mole of the John T. Bill & Co contacted the Huffy Corporation with a concept for producing a bicycle based on a motorcycle, which he called the High Rise. Mole developed the bike based on heavily modified children's bicycles that were becoming popular with pre-teens in Southern California, and which mimicked the appearance of customized "chopper" motorcycles. The High Rise had a long banana seat with supporting struts and tall "ape hanger" handlebars. Huffy hesitated for several months before agreeing to make the bike, on the condition that if the bike failed to sell that Mole would buy all the leftover parts and frames. The new bike, informally designated the Penguin, began appearing in retail stores by March 1963. The Penguin was the first of the banana-seat chopper bicycles to reach the U.S. market.[6][7][8]

In November 1964, Huffy ran an advertisement for their new Dragster model in Life Magazine, which claimed that Huffy was the first to manufacture a bicycle of the high-rise type.[9][10]

In 1966, Huffy introduced a new long-wheelbase bicycle frame called the Rail. The new frame was approximately 4" to 5" longer than previous models. The new frame became Huffy's base model until 1968. In 1968, in an effort to market a children's bicycle with an automotive theme, Huffy designers added a car-type steering wheel in place of handlebars to the Rail frame, which became the Huffy Wheel. Tall "stick-shift" derailleur gear shift levers mounted on the frame top-tube imitated the gearshift levers of popular muscle cars of the day, while many banana-seat cycles were fitted with tall chromed sissy bar passenger backrests at the rear of the seat. In mid-1968, Huffy released the Flaming Stack chain guard, which was designed to looks like the distinctive side exhaust pipe covers on the Corvette sports car. Later that same year, Huffy released a new Slingshot model with 16" front dragster wheel, and 20" rear. The new 1969 models where the last year for the three-bar Rail frame style. In 1970 Huffy deleted their three-bar frame and went to a two-bar Rail frame, eventually adding additional two-tone fade paint jobs along with Persons striped seats. These designs continued in production until 1971 when new safety and manufacturing restrictions from the BMA (Bicycle Manufacturers Association), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other U.S. federal agencies forced the discontinuance of the Wheel, the top-tube mounted "stick-shift", the "sissy bar", and many other stylized features of children's bicycle designs.

Modern era
In 1970, the Huffy Corporation was founded as an umbrella company to house the Huffy Bicycle division, as well as Huffy's emerging sporting goods line. Huffy purchased YLCE (Yorba Linda Cycle Enterprises) and converted that Southern California Company to a national service company, assembling bicycles and other products for mass merchants such as KMart, Target, Sears, and Walmart. Other divisions were purchased and added to the Huffy stable of companies, including Gerry Baby Products (Denver), Washington Inventory Service (San Diego), Raleigh Bicycle USA (Kent, WA), and True Temper Garden Products (Pennsylvania). The growth of the corporation during the 1980s was significant and Huffy (on the New York Stock Exchange) was nearly a Fortune 500 Company.

In the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, United States athletes riding Serotta-built bicycles racing under the Huffy name won two gold, two silver, and one bronze medal. A technical development center housed in the Huffy Corporate Offices in Dayton, Ohio was formed to research and create next-generation carbon fiber road and time trial bicycles. It was led by Mike Melton and Steve Bishop, two legendary custom bicycle builders. Sponsorship of world class and professional cyclists was only partially effective, as famous teams and riders, such as Greg LeMond and the 7-Eleven team used the Huffy sponsorship for financial support while openly maligning the company and even using different bicycles for competition while sponsored by Huffy. The subsequent fallout in the cycling community was devastating to Huffy, but not surprising considering the nature of the athletes involved. Huffy spent $500,000 to be named the Official Bicycle of the 1996 World Cycling Championships, held in Colorado Springs, the only time the World Championships has been held in the United States.[11]

Huffy Bicycles had manufacturing and assembly facilities in Azusa, California (closed in the late 1970s), and Ponca City Oklahoma (closed in the early 1980s), but largely manufactured most of their bicycles in Celina, Ohio, and at one time was Celina's largest employer. At their peak, the bicycle division manufactured over two million bicycles per year and were the free world's largest bike company.

By the mid 1990s, Huffy was in deep financial trouble. The U.S. Bicycle industry had consolidated, sharply reducing the number of channels for selling bikes. High-volume retailers had claimed three fourths of the U.S. market, gaining tremendous leverage over bicycle makers. Wal Mart in particular was pressuring Huffy: it ordered 900,000 bikes at one time, but insisted that Huffy lower its prices significantly. To remain a major player in the bicycle market, the Ohio company had little choice but to agree. Even with Huffy's other non-unionized manufacturing plants, it could not make a profit selling bicycles at the prices Wal Mart, its biggest customer, was willing to pay. After requesting and getting a pay cut for its unionized workforce in Ohio, Huffy returned to profitability for two years only to again crumple under the pricing pressure applied by Wal Mart. This forced Huffy to close its Celina, Ohio plant and lay off all 935 employees. Their other two factories in Missouri and Mississippi soon fell to the same fate for the same reason. Even after subcontracting production to China,where plant workers earned only 25 to 41 cents per hour, it remained unable to operate at a profit.

In 1996, the bicycle division received a major blow when U.S. courts ruled that surging imports of low-cost, mass-market bicycles from China did not pose a 'material threat' to the last three major U.S. bicycle manufacturers - Murray Inc., Roadmaster, and Huffy.[12] Huffy closed its Celina, Ohio plant in 1998,[13] and quickly thereafter closed two smaller bicycle manufacturing plants (in Farmington, MO. and Southhaven, MS.) which had been opened as a last-ditch effort to avoid the higher union manufacturing costs in Ohio. After it became apparent that continued U.S. production of low-cost, mass-market bicycles was no longer viable, Huffy had bicycles built by plants in Mexico and China, starting in 1999.[14] The relationship with the Mexican plant was severed in 1999. In federal bankruptcy court in Dayton, Ohio, in 2004, Huffy's assets were turned over to its Chinese creditors. After years of struggling against the cut-rate Chinese bicycles that set the price target guiding Wal Mart, Huffy essentially had become a Chinese-owned company.[15] Crown Equipment Corporation now uses the former Huffy U.S. bicycle factory in Celina, Ohio, to produce forklifts.

Financial problems
On 13 August 2004, Huffy announced that its financial statements had accounting irregularities. The price of Huffy stock (Stock symbol: HUF) declined by 40 percent on the next NYSE trading day.[16] On 16 August 2004, the NYSE suspended Huffy stock and removed it as a listed stock.[16] Finally, on 20 October 2004, Huffy announced that the Huffy Corporation and all its United States and Canadian subsidiaries would file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.[16][17] The accounting irregularities included the corporate (mis)use of pension funds. The pension program of Huffy Corp is now run by the U.S. federal government, under the Pension Benefit Guarantee Program.
Huffy was then bought out & absorbed by large conglomerate that markets to big box retailers.
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