Thursday, October 6, 2011

Firestone Twin Flex bicycle

1938-1939 Huffman made Firestone Twin Flex. Interesting dual suspension balloon tire bike. At this time in bicycle history, manufacturers were trying to make bicycles look and feel like motorcycles for children. These bicycles weighed 45lbs-50lbs and marketed to tweens and teenagers. Many of these bikes had beautiful design and I could only imagine saving up my paper route money to buy one of these machines.

(catalog found on Dave's Vintage Bicycles)
This Twin Flex is original and mostly complete, only missing the tank. The Persons saddle still has the wear tabs.  It was a nice find for a fellow collector. Good job, Scotty.

1 comment:

John said...

Dual suspension, a fully sprung seat, and fat must ride like your floating on a cloud. =)