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1985 Haro Master

1985 Haro Master

F the Joshua Tree I Found What I'm Looking For

God knows I've searched high and low for the perfect bike and this is probably it.  

Setting aside the look - which is killer - the Masters of the era are just awesome riding bikes.  This might be my best riding bike freestyle bike, if not my best riding bike (toss up with my Pro Class 24).

Thanks go to Oldskuldj (Tony) for letting me take most of what you see of his hands - I swapped him a minty Race Inc. RA-10 that I'd landed from Brian Hays.  Tony had the frame and fork rechromed, and it's simply banging.  In addition he had Chip refinish the Pro Neck freestyle stem in a candy/anno blue and I might take it to the grave with me.  He scored NOS Tioga Comp ST vert tires, and also polished out the Araya 48s with sealed Suzue hubs.

My changes were less artisitc - for example I installed the blue Shotgun II seat, 85 anno blue 883 Nippon brakes and polished Shimano pedals.  I've always been a sucker for Sugino CT cranks, particularly with a sealed bottom bracket.  So this one has a bit of 84 and 86 Master flair.

My camera doesn't do it justice, hopefully you enjoy the pictures.  You'll see I've tried to highlight between my other Haros - an 83 Freestyler and 84 second generation Torker-made Master.

Thanks, Tommy

Submitted by Black_and_Blue

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Haro
  • Model: Master
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"