The Owner's Manual for your Huffy contains assembly, operation and safety instructions
for a range of Huffy rides (all bikes with coaster brakes for example). It's the
smartest place to start – make sure you read the manual before you start to assemble
your Huffy ride. It might not sound like fun, but you'll save time and aggravation.
The next most important step to remember is: don't be intimidated by the Owner's
Manual. We use a single manual for a wide range of models, so you'll likely see
instructions for attaching something your bike doesn't have. It's okay, it's just
a step you get to skip – putting you one step closer to completion.
Make sure you have all the parts – Sometimes it happens. You'll need a washer or
a seat post or a streamer. We can help. Click here to order missing parts.
Take your time – If you give yourself enough time to assemble your Huffy, gather
the right tools and follow the directions step by step, it shouldn't be too terribly
difficult. If you've ever successfully put together a piece of flat-pack furniture,
you can do this.
Daily maintenance tips.
Once it's assembled, you don't need to be a mechanical wiz to keep your Huffy safe
and fun to ride. Check your Owner's Manual for specific maintenance tips, and keep
these in mind too.
Tires – If your tires are underinflated, you'll increase your chance
for flats, and your bike will actually be harder to ride. Look for the proper inflation
pressure on the side of your bike tire, and keep them there. If you don't have a
pressure gage, push your bike tire up against a curb. If you can push it flat, add
Chain – A rusty chain will increase the chances of it slipping
or even breaking. If there are no stiff links in the chain, a little oil will keep
it running smooth. If it's rusty, you'll probably want to replace it.
Brakes – Before getting on, apply the brake(s) and try to push
the bike. If the brakes are working properly, the wheels shouldn't move when pushed
on dry pavement.
Spin the wheels – if you detect any wobble when you spin the wheels,
they may need to be trued. That's not a job for an amateur. Take your Huffy to your
local bike shop or Authorized Huffy Dealer.
Tighten loose parts – make sure the handle bars, seat post and
anything that shouldn't be loose isn't loose.
What tools am I going to need?
Serious bike mechanics have piles of specialized tools for attaching, tweaking and
tuning bike parts. But we want to make it as easy as possible to get out and ride.
That's why Huffy rides can be put together with tools you've actually heard of –
and probably have.
Here's a list of tools called for in our owner's manuals:
- Small adjustable wrench (opens to at least 9/16”)
- Large adjustable wrench (opens to at least 1 ¼”)
- Philips head screwdriver
- Flat head screw driver
- Slip joint pliers
- Metric Allen wrench set (hex wrenches)
- Metric sockets and socket wrench
If you follow our advice from the Safety Tips page and learn how to change a
tire on your bike, you might want to consider the following extra tools and supplies.
- Bike pump
- Tire levers
- Patch kit
- Extra inner tubes