The first in a week’s worth of ‘re-purposed plumbing pipe’, Andrew H’s 1984 Huffy Omni 10!
1984 Huffy Omni-10
When my nearly new, fully loaded-up commuter bike was stolen from the train station, I went looking for a bike which was cheaper and less desirable to thieves (at least, thieves who don’t read this site). So, when this little beauty appeared on Craig’s List, I snapped it up.
As near as I can determine, it is entirely original, except for possibly the brake pads. The only changes I have made were to replace the seat-post reflector with a real light, and to add the lock carrier, and the bitchin’ blue valve caps. I will be adding a rack, but I wanted to show it pretty much as I got it.
There are a few small dings, and a tiny amount of rust, but, otherwise, it is in fine shape, down to the tread on the blue tires and the barely-padded blue vinyl saddle.
Now that the weather has warmed up, I have been riding it every chance I get. It handles fine, and shifts smoothly. It was just what I was looking for.
A bike this blue deserves a name, so I polled my more clever friends, who came up with a perfect moniker. So, she is now officially known as The Bluebird of Crappiness.