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Vintage Early 80's Huffy Aerowind Phase One Road Bike

Old 09-26-15, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Yes if you are f@rting around on your property, a gaspipe bike is totally appropriate.
Now I know why the Aerowind sounded familiar.

But for 2.50, I couldnt walk away.
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Originally Posted by gamby View Post
I was overjoyed when the Aerowind commercial finally made it to youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMgYNm4Q6dM

Ride like the wind, baby!

I love how the ad copy is all about how aero it is, meanwhile, the rider's shirt is flapping in the wind.
That was fun to watch, thanks!
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Saw one

Bringing up an old thread as I saw one of these at a bike swap meet that is like the OPs bike. I didn’t know there was such things out there and thought other newbies might enjoy. Bike at show was beat but original but the aero brake caliper covers were broken. Not to insult any owners, but it was kinda funny in a strange sort of way. All I could think about was a bunch of engineers after work at happy hour sketching up something they could do on the cheap to enter the aero craze. Of course, when design was done, they got some bosses to the happy hour and got it approved. Fun discovering this stuff.
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finally looked at the shifter location and cable management... Custom molded aero casing for the shift mount... Styling.
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Old 05-09-21, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
Bringing up an old thread as I saw one of these at a bike swap meet that is like the OPs bike. I didn’t know there was such things out there and thought other newbies might enjoy. Bike at show was beat but original but the aero brake caliper covers were broken. Not to insult any owners, but it was kinda funny in a strange sort of way. All I could think about was a bunch of engineers after work at happy hour sketching up something they could do on the cheap to enter the aero craze. Of course, when design was done, they got some bosses to the happy hour and got it approved. Fun discovering this stuff.
Quite believeable and probably happened like that. Come out with a trendy ad campaign and every kid wanted one so they could ride like the wind.

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Old 05-09-21, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for the ad clip. It was great.
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Old 01-19-22, 01:41 AM
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I was just thinking of the Huffy Areowind as today I bought a Bridgestone Grand-Velo with the Dura Ace AX components. I remember seeing the Huffy Aerowind at a Southern California Fedmart store (most of these later became Target stores), and I really wanted one. I knew it wasn’t a high quality bike, but a new Masi Gran Criterium in 1981 or so cost $1800 (close to $6k in today’s money), which was a lot more than I could afford at the $10 a week I got delivering papers. Aerodynamic bikes were something of a “thing” at that time, largely due to Shimano trying to find a market for it’s AX components. The Huffy was within my price range, and I would have gotten it except that my mom ended up surprising me with a new Schwinn Le Tour for my birthday. Anyway, the Grand Velo is a far better bike than an early 80’s Huffy, and the Dura Ace AX parts are much better than the Turd AX stuff which came on the Huffy. Even so, if I could find one of these old Huffy’s, I’d like to have it.
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Even so, if I could find one of these old Huffy’s, I’d like to have it.
It's definitely on my list to pick up as well!
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The Aerowind is actually turning out to be an actual C&V "niche" bike.
It might even approach and even exceed the same attention that Peugeot's Centenary aero bike gets these days.
Which proves that you don't really need the "best" of everything to have something that will give you enough satisfaction.
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Watching that commercial brought back memories of what I wore while riding before I got serious about proper cycling kit:



Jeebus, was I a dweeb.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Watching that commercial brought back memories of what I wore while riding before I got serious about proper cycling kit:



Jeebus, was I a dweeb.

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Your bike had a crazy short top tube!
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Your bike had a crazy short top tube!
I like to think it had a crazy-long head tube

Much, much too big for me - but I didn't have a clue at the time.

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