1992 Haro Ground Master
Hardest. Build. Ever.
Three years, several false-starts and a couple of nervous breakdowns have passed during this build, which began with a badly-rusted boat anchor I saved from the scrap bin for $28. Restoring the frame was a waking nightmare; a photographic history of its evolution is detailed here if anyone wants a laugh. Decals took two years - and I get impatient waiting for microwave popcorn.
So many parts have been brought back from the dead (I'll add more photos in the comments) it seemed easiest to just chrome the lot, so every single piece and sub-assembly has been show-chromed except the cranks - I've never seen embossed Technique cranks before so I didn't want to risk losing the logo in the plating process. Instead, they've been polished by a jeweller. The pink paint and decal ink were digitally matched from the tyres to get the colour scheme as uniform as possible. Some parts might change in future, but I wanted to put it up to show that no bike is unsaveable, no matter how far-gone it may seem.
Thanks to bullseyejunkie for finding the unfindable, FROFF for decal artwork and assistance, joe6187 for pedal caps, chromey for advice and encouragement and all the bmxmuseum.com members who helped out with parts or words of encouragement over the years - I hope you guys like her.
Lastly, I'd like to dedicate this build to the memory my oldest friend Damian Rosso.
The pink Pool Comps were a birthday present from him, and they unlocked the colour scheme and became the backbone of this build.
Hope you can see it from up there, brother - this one's for you.
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- Freestyle / Flatland
- Company: Haro
- Model: Ground Master
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Technique embossed 186mm cranks, spider and BB, Turbolite chainring, CyclePro Shotgun II, TNT Derringer hubs, BCC Aerolite hoops, Bubble Font A'ME Tri grips, 1991 Nippon caliper, Odyssey Gen 1 gyro. Bars, clamp & stem are Fusion.