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Stan Paralikis

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« on: April 07, 2010, 10:37:40 AM »

for twenty bucks!!!!! 

 
And BEFORE you laugh, check out this link:  http://www.budgetbicyclectr.com/store/vintage/bicycles/complete-bikes/huffman-airflyte-bicycle

 

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 11:24:26 AM »

I know vintage bikes can bring back some nice money.  And like some cars, there are some rare ones.
 
But can you ride it without killing yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 12:01:41 PM »



Cool bike... you got a hell of a deal!!!

Here's one I picked up last week... I had an identical one almost 40
yrs ago, I started out with a 250 X-6 Suzi when I was 19 and moved up to
this one, a wicked fast 1972 GT 380 2 stroke 3 cyl, it would outdrag my old 650 BSA
twin, and '58 Harley panhead, but not my Triumph 750 Trident 3, 
which almost killed me a couple times by the time I was 27:










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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 12:16:59 PM »

In the neighborhood I grew up in, if you rode in on a Jap bike,  you  usually left without it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 02:20:33 PM »

Sweet Stan!! Is that the predicessor of Huffy bikes?
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »

Just what Stan needs..if the NYB breaks..LOL
BTW should  the crank blow out on the bike,I am an experienced bicycle mechanic.
Did it for 17 years.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 04:47:19 PM »


after selling a Schwinn Stingray on ebay, and watching American Pickers on tv, I won't laugh!

Vintage bicycles sometimes bring big dough!

besides....Stan can't ride it, it has that bar on the top

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 06:14:23 PM »

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I had a GT380 also! Quick little bikes. I got mine for 5 bucks. It did not run when I got it. It needed a seat, side covers and air filters but the rest was intact. Someone had stolen the parts that were missing and the cut some wires. An "expert" determined that it would never run again because of the cut wires. I put some power to the ignition and it was running with a couple of kicks. It did not run properly but it ran. I found the lower points to be rusted off so it was only running on 2 cylinders. As soon as I setup the new points the bike ran like new. It smoked for quite a few miles burning all the 2 stroke oil that had accumulated in the pipes from people trying to get it running before I got it. After I had it tuned properly It would do almost 120 mph!

Good luck with your GT!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 07:47:49 PM »

Ahhhhh soooooooooooo
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 03:05:02 AM »

Thats a cool bicycle!
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 03:47:03 AM »

Well Stanley, they'd have to catch me first.  I've had Harleys, many Limeys, and a BMW R75/5...

Give me a rice burner anytime... Harleys are for fat old slow
profilers, not real riders... I might make an exception for a V-Rod
with it's Porsche designed engine, not some obsolete agricultural WWI
era wheezy V-twin.



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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 04:29:47 AM »

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Give me a rice burner anytime... Harleys are for fat old slow profilers, not real riders...
Unfortunately you are correct about Harleys for the last 2o years.  When they became a status symbol, I started losing my interest in them out of disgust. 
I was referring to an era when men were men and the sheep were afraid....

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 04:30:37 AM »

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Sweet Stan!! Is that the predicessor of Huffy bikes?
Yep.

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 03:16:03 PM »


I was there back in the day ...bought my '58 full dresser DuoGlide
panhead in 1971, and turned it into what was known at the time as a Fat
Bob, sort of a stocker chopper, stock front forks. Those springer jobs
with ape hangers looked cool but were pigs in the corners and I liked
to go fast... the chicks liked Harleys, but they drove like a damn '55
Buick... burned oil too. So I traded it for a new '73 750 Trident 3, and never looked
back - and didn't have to either, no one could keep up. Perversely,
though, I still love those Jap crap 2 stroke mosquito-foggers best.
Ring a ding ding!
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 05:02:16 PM »

I had lots of bikes over the years also...I even owned some of the fastest 2 stroke bikes ever made. We had some touring bikes also but I always liked the sport bikes best.
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