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Where is the serial number on a Vintage Huffy Slingshot?

I don't know that I'd call any Huffy within the past 40 years "vintage" but the serial number should be either under the bottom bracket (part of the frame where the cranks go through) on the left rear dropout (where wheel axle is mounted) or possibly on the head tube (where the top of the forks goes through the frame).

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Sep 15, 2017 | Huffy Cycling

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Bmx is too heeavy cant do tricks

Hardest thing to lighten on a huffy is going to be the frame. You might be able to shed some weight with smaller chainring, rear sprocket, crankarms, and cutting your seatpost down. But there could be a laundry list of issues with any of these.
  • Changing a chainring on a huffy that was not made for madular/aftermarket part swapout and replacement won't work with anything but huffy. If you have a 3 piece crank, you are in a better position to try something, but now there are other points to consider. The aftermarket cranks are mostly all designed to work with sealed bearings in the bottom bracket. Huffy does still use cupped ball bearings in some of their rigs, and the two are not interchangeable.
  • Cutting the seat post down is only good for an ounce or so (ounces add up) but in the overall scheme of things, hard to make it worthwhile.
  • Going to a light-rim (double wall) may help, but make sure the drop-outs on your frame can hold the axles on those aftermarket rims.
In short, there is not much that can be done with a huffy due to the fact they are made like tanks for department stores, and mass produced for cost. You will end up spending more on parts than what the Huffy is worth just on getting lighter rims.
I hear where you're coming from. I was running a 37 pound Volume flatline a few years ago. Changed the rims, cut the seat post, dropped the pegs to only one side, took off front brakes, replaced the chainring, and ran a better chain. All that (cost some money too) and it saved me only a few pounds.

Jan 21, 2014 | Huffy Cycling

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Problem removing crank arm off of a mojave gulch bycicle from huffy

There's a special tool called a "crank puller" that has to be threaded in to the crank arms that are on your bike in order to remove them. An inexpensive version of the tool will cost around $10- which is about the same price as a shop would charge you for the work.
If you *do* want to remove them yourself, please be sure to thread the crank puller in perfectly straight and very, very carefully (backing in all the way out and starting over if you encounter resistance). Once you have threaded it almost all of the way in to the crank arm by hand, grab an adjustable wrench and tighten it down before you spin the handle to push the arm off of the bike. (If you fudge it and damage the threads inside the crank arm, you will have to pay a shop to bash them off instead- another special tool is used for that.)

Nov 27, 2011 | Huffy 26 In Ladies Mojave Gulch Bike

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I have a 1970s huffy 3 speed. I've restored basically the whole, except I cannot remember how to take the crank shaft apart so I can see the condition of the spindle. Everything works smoothly;...

First you must remove the pedal on the opposite side of the sprocket it is usually reverse threaded so to remove you will turn it clockwise with an open end wrench. Then remove the jam nut (this nut locks the bearing retainer in place which is also usually reverse threaded). Once the jam nut is removed, using a large bladed screwdriver place it in one of the slots, tilt the screwdriver back and tap with a hammer (usually comes off pretty easy once the jam nut is removed). Slide the chain off the sprocket remove both the inner and outer bearing set. If the crank is hard to turn when riding the bearings are probably in dire need of grease. You can purchase a small tub of bearing grease from your auto parts store. Cover both bearing rings completly before reassembly. (Don't use oil)
Hope this helps.

Jul 11, 2011 | Huffy Cycling

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My Mens 26" Huffy Rival

well i would find out what size it is, then head down to the industrial store and by a tap and dye set it comes with various sizes and the handle. tap it out and give it a try. if still to loose then wrap it up with a little tape. now if its real bad just buy a new crank.

Jul 11, 2011 | Huffy Men's Rival Bike Silver 26Inch

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I have a Huffy Z2 bicycle that was mine that I am trying to fix up for my daughter. The crank and sprocket are bent and I am trying to find a replacement, but have had no luck. I do not have a parts book...

Most "department store" type bikes, such as Huffy's, use a one-piece crank, and most independent bike shops will stock one or two of them, or you can try eBay or Amazon, you can expect to pay about $10-25 for a replacement. You will need a 32mm open end wrench or an open-end adjustable wrench to remove the lock nut, on the non-drive side. Behind the lock nut should be a key-way washer and behind that is the bearing cone with slots that is best removed with a pin spanner, but you can use a flat head screw driver and mallet to loosen it up. Hope that helps.

Feb 20, 2018 | Cycling

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My son has the Huffy rock out bike. The pedal fell off, and so I was sent the whole single arm crank and new pedals. I have no owners manual, and no assembly instructions whatsoever. Along with the crank...

The reason the pedal fell of is because of a bad set up. Who assembled the bike? If, you did, guess what! You did not tighten the pedal to the crank arm to begin with. If, Walmart or other discount store did it, have them fix it. You have to understand. you bought the bike without professionals putting it together and sometimes that is a problem when you don't have the knowledge of what you are doing. You have to pay one way or another. When you let a kid ride a bike that is not assembled correctly you are endangering them. My advice is :Get it fixed right.

Sep 16, 2010 | Huffy Cycling

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Left peddel is stripped will not stay on

If it is the peddle that is threaded and not the crank then all you need to do is replace the peddle. Take the peddle off and look at the thread both on the peddle and inside the crank. Any bike shop can look at this for you and can order you in a set of new peddles or, if the crank is to blame you can order these easy enough online.

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Remove the pedals from a boys huffy bike

Bike pedals can be a little tricky, but most likely for that bike you will need a 9/16's wrench. There should be some flat surfaces inboard of the pedals between the crank arm (the long arm that you screw the pedals into). Now, here's the hard part - the R pedal is normally threaded, but the L pedal is reversed. The easiest way to remember which way to turn the wrench is to stand behind the rear wheel and you will always pull the wrench towards you to loosen. Depending on how long the pedals have been on, they might be pretty tough to get off. You could use some penetrating spray (like Liquid Wrench) and let that sit for awhile. Also, once you get the pedals off, remember to put a little grease on the threads so that next time they won't be so tough!.

May 11, 2010 | Huffy 16 in. Boys Diego Single Speed Bike....

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How do I remove a crank arm from a Huffy Mountain bike?

You will need to purchase a crank puller. If you only have to do this once you are better off having it repaired in a bike shop unless you like to have tools for everything. They come in various sizes so you will have to tell the dealer which one you need and for what bike. It works like a gear puller. You remove the cap covering the bolt. You remove the bolt or nut holding the crank on and screw the puller into the threads on the crank. You then tighten the bolt that goes through the center of the puller. It puts pressure on the bolt in the center of the crank and forces the crank off. Hope this helps.

Jul 04, 2009 | Cycling

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