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Huffy RockIt

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  1. This video has inspired me to give the stock Huffy RockIt 20" bike a try.

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    The crank is a bit too short to be very efficient, but it is a cheap bike.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  2. The guy in the video up above must be riding on fairly level ground.

    I was ready to climb off from mine after 20 minutes.

    The crank arms are just an inch or two too short on each side.
    Just enough to make it difficult to climb fairly easy slopes.

    It's still a fun little bike though...
    I'll just have to keep it on mostly level ground.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  3. Huffy's killing me!

    Seriously! That short little crank!

    I road on the road all of 5 minutes (if that) tonight.

    Huffy can do better than that, I know.

    That little Rock It bike is going to turn a lot of people off, and the only thing thats really wrong with it... IS THE CRANK.

    Trying to ride such a short little crank is comparable to riding up hill -- but your on level ground.

    The Huffy Rock It literally and actually feels as if your towing another cyclist behind you.

    The $54.oo sticker looks like a good deal... but what you save in cash, you'll pay for later, in exertion!

    Yeah... The bike really sucks.
    Actually... sucks.

    I started to write of my memories of how good Huffy bikes once were, but I have more than memories... I have some good (old) bikes.

    Maybe I'm just tired, and maybe I'll try and take it for another spin down the road, but I don't think that things are going to get any better with that short little crank.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  4. I gave the Huffy Rock It / RockIt the benefit of a doubt and took it for another short ride.

    I'm really disappointed with that short crank and the oddball bottom bracket size.

    The only way to lengthen the crank arms is to roll the dice and hope that a PF30 fits, but then I'd be looking at making a $130.xx-ish upgrade to a $50.oo bike... short of welding.

    Then there is the possibility of welding extensions on to the crank arms, or welding a different bottom bracket onto the frame.

    Swapping out the bottom bracket would be somewhat tricky a welding task... not that the weld itself would be so tricky, but the serial number is on the bottom bracket, and the swap would have to be made without removing or obscuring the serial number.

    BUT ANYWAY:

    RIDING A BIKE DOWN THE ROAD SHOULDN'T BE SO DIFFICULT! AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WELDING A NEW BOTTOM BRACKET ON TO A BIKE!

    At worse I should only need to replace the crank with a longer one, if that longer crank only existed in a size compatible with the bottom bracket.

    Posted 10 months ago #

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