This is a Vintage Huffman Lightweight bicycle from the WW2 era. Most likely 1944, according to the serial number chart. The headset, front and rear hubs, cranks, and chainring are all painted black. The handlebar is painted white along with the chainguard. Victory bicycles were bicycle made during the war according to a governmental limit on production and limited use of certain materials. Most companies were limited in quantity as well as total weight of allocated materials like steel, rubber, and chrome. Rationing certificates were need to purchase this bike. Although this bicycle is a ww2 bicycle, it is not a military edition.
This bike has only a few miles on it. Estimated 50 or less.
This Huffman women's bicycle has mostly original parts - the only parts that might not be original are the stem and maybe the chainguard.
Original paint in excellent shape. Red to blue, with white pinstriping along the fenders and along the red spears on the top tube and downtube. Original white rims with red pinstriping.
Amazing bike. Amazing piece of history.
Seat Tube -20"
Top Tube about 20"
Seatpost - original straight steel post
Saddle - original black Messinger matress style saddle - with big springs like a standard non-matress saddle
Stem - about 2" - not sure if this is not original with flaking chrome or if its flaking silver paint on an original stem
Handlebars - North road style bars, painted white, 19" bars
Headset - blacked out, original
Crankset - blacked out 1 piece drop forged crank with skiptooth chainring - also blacked out
Pedals - original block pedals
hubs - New Departure black out Model D rear coaster brake hub, New Departure blacked out front hub
rims - 26 x 1.375, steel white with red pinstriped rims,
Freewheel (number of gears/tooth range)