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#1 2013-01-24 12:47pm

djnew
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Pink Master Question.......

Ok, So ive heard the story that pink was a trial color used on 5 Masters and 5 Sports in late '85.........

If thats the case why am I always seeing Genuine Haro Master " PINK " Decal sets on Ebay ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Original- … 35c3b89725

If they only made 5 for a trial, why manufacture the decal sets ?

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#2 2013-01-24 1:02pm

moshnmore
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Re: Pink Master Question.......

I think the og ones were printed on clear


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#3 2013-01-24 3:00pm

forty_three
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Re: Pink Master Question.......

moshnmore wrote:

I think the og ones were printed on clear

No, they were pink. And they faded, bad.

According to popular belief, the plan was to make pink a production color, and they mocked up five of each. They printed replacement stickers for them too, but there was some kind of production issue and they scrapped the pink color, boxed the 5 of each and randomly sent them out rather than go through the expense of repainting them. The stickers sat around because no one had pink bikes to replace the stickers on.

The question is how did they distribute them? Someone theorized that they gave them to top shops, but by random chance three of the four Masters wound up in the Northeast and one (mine) came to the shop by "Mistake". A green one was ordered and the Pink showed up, and the distributor nor Haro would take it back. Seems to me it was totally random.


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#4 2013-01-24 3:04pm

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Re: Pink Master Question.......

In my experience, Most repop decals on ebay — are listed as "NOS".

Sometimes because sellers either don't know what "NOS" actually means (using it as a key term they picked up from looking at other sales). Or worse,  they're trying to scam a buyer into thinking that they're getting something original.


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#5 2013-01-24 3:31pm

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Re: Pink Master Question.......

Those are a real set the sell,r is a member and a great guy to deal with .............wink


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#6 2013-01-24 4:43pm

laxboy
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Re: Pink Master Question.......

Raven wrote:

Those are a real set the sell,r is a member and a great guy to deal with .............wink

Those are from my friend Dave. He has some really good connections. They are not fake. I have gotten lots of super rare Haro stuff from him.

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#7 2013-01-25 8:00am

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Re: Pink Master Question.......

forty_three wrote:

moshnmore wrote:

I think the og ones were printed on clear

No, they were pink. And they faded, bad.

According to popular belief, the plan was to make pink a production color, and they mocked up five of each. They printed replacement stickers for them too, but there was some kind of production issue and they scrapped the pink color, boxed the 5 of each and randomly sent them out rather than go through the expense of repainting them. The stickers sat around because no one had pink bikes to replace the stickers on.

The question is how did they distribute them? Someone theorized that they gave them to top shops, but by random chance three of the four Masters wound up in the Northeast and one (mine) came to the shop by "Mistake". A green one was ordered and the Pink showed up, and the distributor nor Haro would take it back. Seems to me it was totally random.

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