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#1 2008-09-08 9:29am

xtremevert
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1988 Haro Team Sport

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1988 Haro Team Sport

   So I think we all know the the infamous 88.5 Sport isn't quite as popular to most collectors due to the lack of the rear chrome triangle and no 990 mounts but hear is an exception. My goal with this bike (and I'll be honest) was to make the museums finest looking 88.5 Sport. I never have seen one I liked until I built my own.   I've always eyed up this frame and fork that used to be canadascott's. Finally we struck up a trade on a 1997 Haro Ultra and here we have the finished product.

   So I took what Chromey had to say about full paint Haro's "should have mags as a rule of thumb" into consideration and went to work. Since I don't like mags (honestly I can't stand mags!!!) I set out to prove that a full paint Haro could look killer with a nice ALL BLACK wheelset and ALL BLACK tires. The result, in my opinion...awesome!!! So the bars on the bike are the 2006 Sport retro bars with repro decals from joe6187. I also had matching Peregrine seat clamp, Gyro and ACS stem decals made by botou888 in mint green. This is the most color coordinated bike I have ever built next to my FitS3.

   So from there I chose a mix of new and old school parts to create something I would actually be able to ride comfortably. It reminds me a lot of my FitS3 to be honest. It is a little lower ride due to the ACS 45 Slant Stem and 7" rise new school bars creating a nice tight cockpit (which I really enjoy, probably because I'm only 5'9 1/2" tall).

   During the build I had my Group 1 stem repowdered and polished up but once I installed it I couldn't handle another Haro build with the "ever exciting Group 1 stem". So I decided to go with the ACS 45 Slant Stem because I always thought they had a pretty cool look to them. Then to top it off I bought a set of ACS BOA brakes and are you ready for this??? I DRILLED OUT A PERFECTLY GOOD NOS HARO FRAME SO I COULD USE THEM. That should make some real "old school purists" cringe a little but really in all reality let's be honest here, it's only a bike.

  This will probably be my last build. Everytime I build a bike it's exciting all the way up until it's actually built. Then I kind of get let down by it. I say to myself "Well that's it, the excitement is over now" and I can't help but feel kind of let down or something, so I give up. I don't think it matters what we try to fill the void with because we will always feel let down when it's all said and done. Why? Because it's just a material possesion. You know the saying "The guy with the most toys wins"? Well, I can't relate.

   Oh, one more thing.  This frame is actually quite unique because it could very possibly be the only 88.5 Sport frameset with the Team decal on it.  Lot's of members have commented that the 88.5 Sport's never came as a Team Issue.  So that's kind of a cool trademark for this particular bike.  That's also why I chose the 3 piece cranks and 88 Team Chainring.

THE PARTS LIST:

NOS 88.5 (Team) Sport frame and fork (courtesy of canadascott)
Restored and powdered ACS Slant Stem w/mint green repro decal (botou888)
New 2006 Sport retro bars w/87-88 repro decals (joe6187)
New AME grips
New Tektro levers
NOS ACS BOA front and rear brakes w/Diatech Dekka pads (so I can actually stop)
SST Gyro cables w/87 - 88 repro mint/decals (botou888)
NOS first gen. Gyro
NOS Suntour headset lock (hboost)
NOS YST headset
NEW chrome 22.2mm seat post w/repro Haro decal (lee berube)
NEW FBM Rumble Seat w/new guts
Restored and powdered Peregrine seat clamp w/ mint green repro decal (botou888)
New Profile 175mm crank set w/Redline sealed BB
New ACS 2.0 True tires
New Sun RynoLite 36 spoke wheelset w/Sun Sealed 3/8" hubs
New ACS 16t freewheel
New ACS chain
NOS Victor Triple 5 pedals
New black and silver hex alloy valve caps
New McNeil velcro cable strap
New generic front cable and last but not least...
a New 88 Haro Repro Chainring (matt and me)

That about wraps it up for this camper...I think I'll ride this one like I stole it!!!







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#2 2008-09-08 10:00am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Stellar job on the Sport! All green looks killer in my book! wink


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#3 2008-09-08 10:57am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Thanks Carrera, I think so too.  Especially with all the black.  smile

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#4 2008-09-08 11:06am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Looking Great!!!

It has a Hybrid Old school/Mid/Newschool flare to it with the Blacked out accessories and the newer bars.
I love the BOA brakes on there... and Louis' custom mint ACS decal.

Excellent work. it looks Super ride-able!


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#5 2008-09-08 11:14am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

chromey wrote:

Looking Great!!!

It has a Hybrid Old school/Mid/Newschool flare to it with the Blacked out accessories and the newer bars.
I love the BOA brakes on there... and Louis' custom mint ACS decal.

Excellent work. it looks Super ride-able!

Thanks Matt, it's a very comfortable bike.  I was really surprised when I took it for a rip on Saturday after I put on the chain.  The brakes are nice too.  I'm glad I went with them.  They stop real well with the Dekka pads.  I also have some Odyssey hollow bullets to throw on it.  It was actually an easy build because I had all those black parts because I was going to change the blue to black on my other Sport.  So when I decided to build it I already had half the parts rounded up.


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#6 2008-09-08 12:21pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

nice job homie! cool


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#7 2008-09-10 9:46pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

i think you've hit your goal on this one!  its the finest looking 88.5 i've seen, in the museum or anywhere else!  i especially like the black on black tire/wheel combo.   i'm working on an all black 88.5 myself and i just might go with the same tire/wheel color scheme since i already have some all black haro tires.  nicely done!

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#8 2008-09-11 8:30am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

lo pro mofo wrote:

i think you've hit your goal on this one!  its the finest looking 88.5 i've seen, in the museum or anywhere else!  i especially like the black on black tire/wheel combo.   i'm working on an all black 88.5 myself and i just might go with the same tire/wheel color scheme since i already have some all black haro tires.  nicely done!

All black huh?  Wow, that should look very nice.  I can't wait to see it!  Are you getting custom decals made for it too?


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#9 2008-09-11 3:01pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

yep, all black.  i dont have a black bike in my collection yet, so this will be it.  i got the sport decals from joe6187.  he does nice work

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#10 2008-09-11 3:11pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

there it is! awwwwssss smile m

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#11 2008-10-01 11:51am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Got to sit on this bike today, it feels great and looks awesome.

Glenn


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#12 2008-10-17 7:29pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Excellent job...really like your approach and the result!!! It definitely works for me. big_smile


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#13 2008-10-20 9:14am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

My ACS stem has a new home!big_smile  Looks great in black with the custom sticker. I ran the stem on my 88 Master and loved it.  Great job on the build!

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#14 2008-10-31 2:57pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Ok, so I did some upgrades to my lastest build.  New gearing, new custom bars, new levers, new post and a new headset lock!  Hopefully I'll get some pics up this weekend. It's gonna' look kiiiiiiller!  big_smile


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#15 2009-02-18 9:17pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

So I updated my Sport awhile back.  I added a new black fluted seat post, a rear 14 tooth rear driver and a 35 tooth new school chainring.  I like it more like this than the way it was before.  I'm getting to point where I can't stand 44 tooth chainrings anymore!  smile


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#16 2009-03-17 3:46pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

props on a great build the only haro sport i faved....mags get old i agree on that with you.


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#17 2009-04-17 10:01pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

that bike is something else.  very classy job.   im pretty new at this bike restoration stuff.  ive seen alot of crappy rebuilds, alot of them are mismatched messes using brand new hard to find parts just so they can say their bike is all oldschool,  this thing no frankenbike its just cool.

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#18 2009-04-22 9:02am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Awesome old/new school hybrid!  Looks great blacked out.


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#19 2009-12-20 4:26pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

i don't see why it was unpopular it look good and rides like champ i got one of my own check mine


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#20 2009-12-21 10:37am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

looks sweet with all the black on there.

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#21 2011-07-28 1:04am

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

Old and new, different but way cool... Bikes are built to be rode so if it feels good DO IT


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#22 2013-02-21 8:40pm

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Re: 1988 Haro Team Sport

xtremevert

....This will probably be my last build. Everytime I build a bike it's exciting all the way up until it's actually built. Then I kind of get let down by it. I say to myself "Well that's it, the excitement is over now" and I can't help but feel kind of let down or something, so I give up. I don't think it matters what we try to fill the void with because we will always feel let down when it's all said and done. Why? Because it's just a material possesion. You know the saying "The guy with the most toys wins"? Well, I can't relate...

To me it is the pursit, hunt, build and story behind a bike that gets me going. Plus l like to feel about 25 + years younger hanging around the bikes from BITD and crossing paths with old friends winkcool.  Oh and nice build,

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