Here’s a 70′s vintage ladies Huffy “Sea Pines” 3-speed I picked up for cheap. It’s slated to be a birthday present for my mom (so don’t mention it to her until after the end of the month, please!). It needed refurbishment badly. After disassembly, cleaning, rust removal, polishing, and a few new parts, it looks very good and runs at least as good as new.
More photos and stuff after the jump!
I added a vintage-looking bell, basket, new brake pads, and a cleaned up vintage 70′s mirror (dug up out of my parts cache and added after the photos). There are new Cream-coloured Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tires that cost more than the bike, but look and ride great. I think they’re worth it. I also sewed up a custom, brown, wide wale corduroy seat cover. It has a layer of brown felt and quilt batting under the top fabric.
It took about two days to get it back into shape. t’s not an especially valuable bike, but it’s a comfy and fun ride. I feel like it was worth the money and effort. I hope Mom likes it!
Pre-refurbishment – I find the logo very pleasing. I remember seeing the same bike when I was a little kid, but can’t remember where! It was likely at one of the campgrounds we used to frequent.