I found this bike at the curb on garbage day. It looked pretty rough, I almost passed on it. It took a lot of work (especially the rims) to get this thing looking good and working well. I ended up selling it at cost to a college kid. And some SOB actually stole this old Huffy 626. And had to cut through the railing to get to it. Who would have thought anyone would want an old Huffy that bad? I don`t know why, but I did not took a "before pic" of this bike. I should have.
Welcome, My name is Hugh. I grew up in the Metro-Detroit area. My love for bicycles goes back to the mid 1960`s. I was not a bicycle tech by profession. I was a Mason Contractor. I am now retired. As a boy I was taught how to repair and maintain my bikes by my friend Mike Armstrong. I also learned a few things from the guys at Powers Schwinn Bicycle Shop. In 2003 I was told by my doctor that I would not be able to continue working as a mason. So I asked myself, What did I like to do before construction work? The only thing I could think of was bicycles. So one day I picked-up an old road bike to see if I could "fix er up". By the end of 2009 I had stoped doing masonry work altogether. This blog is about that journey. And about sharing some of the things I have picked-up over the years. I hope you find something useful here. I will try to respond to any comments you may have. Thanks, Hugh