Today’s old ten speed was sent in by Russ, owner of that sweet old Huffy Scout from a few months back. This time around it’s a custom 1971 Murray Road. Modifications include a TTMS, some sort of FNCish bull horn bars, and of course a SDGCS! Also pictured, Russ’s Huffy Scout with a new bar setup.
I have owned this old Murray steel frame bike since new…1971 to be exact. It was my faithful transportation while growing up in the then beautiful city of Miami, FL. Somehow, about 10 years ago, I “misplaced” it. A visit to my brothers house found it hanging in his garage next to its twin, which he bought at the same time. Home it came for a major overhaul which turned out to be mostly cosmetic as the paint was shot and decals worn off. The first picture is how it stands today, with the bull bars and original no fenders configuration. When I had gone through it the first time, it got all new bearings, tires, tubes, cables, brake pads, chain, gear cluster and pedals. ALL the chrome you see is the original stuff, including the “M.O.” stamped wheels. I like it much better without the fenders and with the new bars. I calculate this bike to have carried me at least 3000 miles in its 38 years of faithful service. Oh yes, I have the obligatory chushy gel seat !!! LOL!!!
Thanks again Russ