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#1 2013-01-24 12:13pm

Falkor
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1988 Haro Dart

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1988 Haro Dart

Twin to the one destroyed when I was younger....  Damn that man for running it over....

Ok, another one I shouldn't have purchased.  Sure glad I did though - this is a grail for me.  It has a few more scrapes then I saw in the original listing.   Surprisingly the dry-rotted original tires didn't burst when inflated.
* Shimano 6 speed derailleur and lever
* Shimano front brakes
* Shimano Bio-Pace Cranks/Chain-wheel.  Originally had 165mm cranks, 50t
* Compact roller rear brake
Looking for the following for this: 
*   Rear disk valve stem access cover.
*   Both caps for the crank arm nuts.
*   Aero Bars?
*   Anyone ever redo the decal set for these?  Would be really cool to get this powdered.
*   How about any parts for these - I might want to stock spare parts.  Rims?  Wheel Covers?  Anyone?
Made Some <more> Upgrades!
* New white seat and front brake pads.
* Replaced brake cables.
* Maxxis Hookworm tires.  These were a little wider then stock.  Required a cable tie on the rear brake cable. 100psi is fast, but the ride is a little rough.
* New Promax brake levers.  I don't like the original Shimano's
* Replaced the stamped-steel post to seat clamps with an aluminum set.  It looks better.
* Replaced shifter with a new Shimano indexing one.  It took some time setting up; but it works really well with the original sis derailleur.  Now I've got push button shifting and a gear selector gauge!
* Shadow Conspiracy bar ends
* 350mm seat post.  So I screwed up and ordered a 25.4mm post instead of a 26mm like I should have.  Luckily Cane Creek made a 25.4mm to 26mm shim.
* 110mm adjustable angle stem.  Got it set to 40 degrees right now.
* New mtn bike bars with a 2" rise.  I think the factory painted these hanging from the right side.  Paint on the left side was too thick to slide the brake handle back on.  had to sand it down under the grip.
* NOS Shimano BB-UN52 bottom bracket to replace blown out original looseball.  68mm bb shell and have 115mm spindle length
* Shimano Bio-Pace II Cranks/Chain-wheel 170mm, 52t.  Must go faster.....  Bio-Pace II seems to be less aggressive.  My knees were starting to get sore with the 1st gen ones.  These are much easier on the joints.
Between the seat post, bars and stem the bike is way more comfortable to ride.  My knees don't hit my elbows any more and I get full extension on my legs.  Let's face it the bike is odd looking to begin with, so I'm just going with it.  Been riding steady 6 miles a day @ lunch now for several weeks. 
Did a shiny side on the rims and took everything apart for cleaning/greasing (yes - even the wacky FH-MR15-6 rear hub)  The freewheel actually clicks again - lol.  Important safety tip:  Front brakes work like crap after shiny-siding.  Thankfully rear drum brake not affected smile
Boxed all the stock parts that were removed.  Someday my children will sell all my stuff on the bay and the theory is they'll get more with all the original parts included wink


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#2 2013-01-24 12:17pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

It's an 88 for sure


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#3 2013-01-24 11:26pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

Top stuff!
Not enough F1's around I reckon.
Maxxis Hookworm's are good for these bikes, I've got a pair on my F1, high pressure and roll easy.
Cheers


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#4 2013-01-31 7:48pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

Yep it's an 88.  Only listed in the 88 Haro Catalog.  Remeber just like cars, they have to pre-make some in 87 to have them ready for Christmas 87 as 88 models.
Got a survivor myself in white.  Had a black one but sold it.  Anyone have any connection on sticker sets?


Looking for 1988 Haro Group 1 RS1, and RS4 frame and forks.  Straight top bar.  Late build 87 serial numbers okay only with original 88 color schemes.

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#5 2013-01-31 8:07pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

I wanted that bike so bad when I saw the CL post. Emailed them and dude was kind of an ass tongue
Glad you got it.big_smile


Keep Calm and Ride On!

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#6 2013-02-01 4:18am

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

I didn't deal with the owner directly - it was in a shop.  His repair guy was nice though.  On the phone he said they'd go through it and pack it well.  Well, they took off the bars and put it in a road bike box loose.  bars cracked the front wheel disk a little.  Some packing material would have been appreciated.

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#7 2013-05-13 4:24pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

I love this bike and what you have done in reference to upgrades. this would be my daily rider if i had one!

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#8 2013-07-03 12:40pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

THere are two of these (I think brand new) sitting up on a shelf at the Bike X Change in wichita ks.  I am guessing they are part of a collection, but EVERYTHING is for sale!!!!  100% OG newly assembled for sale in the bike shop back in the day.


As long as you're asking, why not go for a cool million?

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White GT Performer OGKs for black GT Performer OGKs

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#9 2013-09-09 6:54pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

Cool bike.

But not a BMX. hmm


Wanted: Black/White pinstriped California Lite pad (only need frame pad)
              Black/White checkered padset (non v-bar style)
              CW Pro Bars

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#10 2013-09-09 7:19pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Dart

unkleyoda wrote:

Cool bike.

But not a BMX. hmm

Thank you for your comment. F1's were a short lived and sadly failed experiment of BMX evolution.  This topic will probably be forever up for debate.  A group of us believe F1 is just as much BMX as Freestyle.  But that is for another post...

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