Sorry for the down-time the past 24 hours, and sorry for the slow posting. I hope that my “bringin’ crappy back” with this Coast King Regent sent in by Mahan E will begin to make up for it.
Mahan E. from Lexington, KY. This is my second submission and I know it is a 15 speed but it embodies the old-crappiness/vintage joy that the bikes on this site bring me… It is a late ’70s Coast King, the only “Coast King” I have ever come across. As far as I can tell, Coast King simply means “rebranded Huffy”, all signs point to Huffy make and then the now defunct Coast to Coast department stores slapped their name on it and sold it in their stores. The majority of the information on Coast King bikes floating around the internet is about a recall on some of them in the early ’80s… A friend picked it up for me for next to nothing at a yard sale in the neighborhood. It’s a decent bike for getting around the neighborhood; I have removed the mud-flaps to put on my Schwinn 10 speed that was up on the site back in the spring. God bless old bikes and God bless the OTSG.
Thanks again Mahan