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#1 2012-08-19 12:42pm

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1985 HARO FST Project

I'm starting a new project and this time I want to share it with all of you here at bmx museum. I'm doing this because this is the first American BMX bike that I'm restoring. I'm from Spain and
since now all my bikes have been Spanish bikes. You can take a look at two of them here in the museu too.

So, I wanted to build an old school haro bike since the first time I saw one because of the absolutely rad look, style and history. A couple of months ago I came across this nice Haro FST frame and
forks on the bay and couldn't resist.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1281/img0154bw.jpg

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/9444/img0155by.jpg

I want to say that I'm not looking for an absolutely factory acurate look. I know the factory specs for this bike and I'm going to customize it to my personal taste either for looking and for ride.
(Yes, she is gonna be rided) big_smile 

Here are the really nice wheels I have for the build. NOS Diamondback and NOS Suzue hubs. cool

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4702/img0158ba.jpg

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2940/img0159bi.jpg

Group 1 stem, handlebars and headset. Here I want to say thanks to NeRDBMX for the nice stem.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5096/img0157bd.jpg

http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/4549/img0156bi.jpg

So, now the frame forks and bars are waiting here to be sent to Chip at C4 for a fresh powder coat of Haro neon green. Really can't wait to have it done! This is going to be a green-blue bike.
Also waiting now for the Dia Compe brakes to arrive.

I also want to say that I'm looking for a blue Dominator seat. If you can help me with this please tell me! smile

Well that's it for now, hope to have updates soon!

Cheers from Barcelona to all!

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#2 2012-08-28 12:28pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Well, I'm not seeing much interest here but, I'll make a little update anyway. smile

The brakes arrived today. Super nice survivor 901's. They look even better in person.

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8739/img0161bn.jpg

Still waiting for a blue front FS880 to arrive too.

And the greatest news is that the frame, fork and bars are on its way to Chip @ C4. Sended it today. Really can't wait to have it done!!!

Thank you all and have a nice day.

Cheers!

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#3 2012-08-28 7:31pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

I am interested, one of my favorite bikes. What color are you going to have Chip do? You will be really happy with his work.

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#4 2012-08-29 1:29am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Hey, nice to hear this! She's going to be GREEN with blue and black parts. Mostly blue.

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#5 2012-08-29 1:33am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Chip has painted 4 of my 5 Masters he does quality work .........the neon green just glows ,,,,,,like what your doing ............coolcool


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#6 2012-08-29 1:52am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Yes, really looking forward to have mine done.. big_smile Thanks Raven all your builds are very inspirational.

Actually I've got a question, I'm planning to put new redline flight cranks. Will the new american BB fit in my frame?
I've read in some other post that the new ones may give some problems. I really don't know.

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#7 2012-08-29 2:25am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

snail BMX wrote:

Yes, really looking forward to have mine done.. big_smile Thanks Raven all your builds are very inspirational.

Actually I've got a question, I'm planning to put new redline flight cranks. Will the new american BB fit in my frame?
I've read in some other post that the new ones may give some problems. I really don't know.

I run the sealed American BB ,,, they fit but you need to press them in and they can be difficult at times,,,,,,,,,,,You will need the instalation tool ,they are easy to make and there is a thread on here about that I will find it and post it up for you ........smile

This is the thread for a BB press tool ......
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=63666

And some photo,s of my press tool

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m520/savic666/P8290012.jpg
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m520/savic666/P8290013.jpg

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#8 2012-08-29 3:15am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Great to know that it will fit! This was my only one concern about the whole project but now it looks like it's time to build my own pressing tool too! big_smile Thanks a lot!

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#9 2012-08-29 3:21am

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Good luck with it can,t wait to see it finished ..........smile


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#10 2012-08-29 6:25am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Looks sweet! If you have some concern over the BB fitting I'm sure you could ask Chip to tape off the cup area to make installation easier... Dave.


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#11 2012-08-29 10:48am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Nice...i really like the 86 and earlier haros...im watchin this big_smile


Want to buy or trade -
Jmc frame/fork or complete
Auburn F/F or complete
GT/Dyno 80s and 90s f/f freestyle stuff
80s Freestyle F/f or complete

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#12 2012-11-24 4:57am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Hi guys! It's been a while now since my last update. Not much spare time to spend with the bike lately but finally I've find some time to put all parts together.
The frame, fork and stem that Chip @C4 did was really awesome. Flawless. So hats of to him!

Also got the front Dia-compe FS 880 and blue Dominator seat from members here. Thanks so much! Worked hard on the Group 1 stem and mounted the new odyssey
frequency tires on the rims. Pressed in the BB cups (quite a hard time) and installed the crankset. New Redline Flights.

Ok LOT of progress made. I'm almost done. But can you believe that the day I wanted to update with some pictures my camera died?  bad luck..
And the Canon warranty is not the fastest service in the world I guess..

So then I thought, hell I want to show how's the bike going on so I taked a pic with my phone. Hope you guys like it. The only things left are pedals, blue brake cables
and the brake pads.

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4163/20121124131631.jpg

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#13 2012-11-24 4:58am

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Lots of more pics to come when I get my camera fixed. Thanks to everyone! lolcool

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#14 2012-11-24 5:01am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Very nice smile

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#15 2012-11-24 6:19am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

wow that looks super cool. Loving that green, looks amazing coolcoolcool


Keep Calm and Ride On!

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#16 2012-11-24 7:21am

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Looks great!  smile

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#17 2012-11-24 7:24am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Beautiful colour

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#18 2012-11-24 9:17am

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Thanks a lot guys!

The green in person looks even better. Very happy with how it turned out. tongue

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#19 2012-11-24 12:17pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

WOW that green looks crazy COOL Chip is the man.......you have done a nice job ,,,this will get me motivated on mine .................smilebig_smilecool


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#20 2012-11-24 2:21pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

RAD! That paint especially looks great, can't wait to finish my 88 FST cool


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#21 2012-11-24 4:03pm

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That is a sweet machine smile

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#22 2012-11-24 5:43pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Looks good ...smile Love FST builds


Looking for:

One 20x1.75 tan wall PRIMO V-MONSTER
85 Haro Sport frame
26t tioga roll on pegs
Rear Suzue/Peregrine 48 sealed mech hub

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#23 2013-01-03 12:43pm

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Re: 1985 HARO FST Project

Just finished it last weekend. Take it for a ride today and it rides awesome. big_smile More pics to come in the submitted bike post.

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/5031/20130101171631b.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img221/5193/20130101171652b.jpg

Hope you like it as much as I do! Cheers!

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#24 2013-01-03 1:04pm

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love that green ! a camera can never do that color justice...


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#25 2013-01-03 1:18pm

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That looks sweet and great photo,s .............winkbig_smilecool


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