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1983 Haro Freestyler

1983 Haro Freestyler

My last ride BITD

I sold my Freestyler back in '85 so I could put gas in my car. I bet this is a very common story. In 2008, the bank bust put me as well as many others out of work. I was fortunate to have some leftover funds from the sale of my home a year earlier, so with nothing to do and Ebay a click away, I started to collect parts. I built her similar to how I had run BITD. I ran Graphite Z's and not Tuffs, but I had wished I could. 1st gen 1980 only pinchless Flight cranks I did run, and they were terrible. They were sloppy and wouldn't stay tight. I bought them from the local older punk kid with the mohawk whose Dad would take him to go race. We bought a lot of used and broken last years parts from him. Still had to have them on this build. I broke a couple pairs of those XC's as well. In reality, I swapped them out for Takagi 1 piece and DX pedals and never fretted again. I was a big fan of Bob Haro BITD and bought whatever parts of his I could afford. I waited for those Vector bars for months BITD. Who knew they would take so long to get to the East Coast. I wasn't a fan of his brake lever however, to flexy. I ran the DX levers. Awesome. I parted this bike out shortly after I built her. I kept the F&F until a couple of years ago. I wish I had never sold it.

Submitted by OMlanded

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Haro
  • Model: Freestyler
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Frame-Haro Freestyler, Fork-Haro Freestyler, Bars-Vector Haro, Grips-Grab on MX 3, Brake levers-Shimano DX, Brake calipers-Diacompe MX1000, Brake pads-Skyway Pro, Seat-Kashimax MX, Cranks-1980 401 Flight Cranks, Chainwheel-Redline 42t, Chain-Izumi chrome, Pedals-Suntour XCII, Wheels-Skyway Graphite Tuffs, Tires-Comp ST 2.125 f&r

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