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1983 Haro Freestyler
 

1983 Haro Freestyler

The first bike Bob rode after creating the Haro Freestyler frame and fork.

Right after the frame and forks were being completed by Torker Bob set out to promote Freestyle by performing many of his tricks on the new Freestyler.

To promote the Freestyler further he came out with the book FREESTYLE MOVES.

This book covers:

* Preparing for battle

* Bike prep

* Ramp building

* Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced moves

* Bailing: Eating tips

The tricks look basic today but back 25 years ago this was all new. Bob needed a bike to withstand all the abuse Freestyle did to a race bike so with a modified Torker we have the first true Freestyle bike. The double top tube design allowed for many tricks, the steeper head tube angle for better control, coaster brake arm bracket, gussets, thicker tubing, and awesome design/graphics!

When I got my Freestylers in '82 I couldn't wait to build up the bikes. Compared to my Torker it was a huge difference and why this frame and fork was so successful. I retired them in 1985 when I got the new Master frame and fork.

Years later it's been so fun to resurrect my two Freestylers to share with everyone the history of the Freestyler...from Bob's Torker, this bike, and then his '83 version with Vector bars.

VEHICLE

Frame - Haro Freestyler owned by J.T. since 1982

Fork - Haro Freestyler J.T.'s original

Bars - Redline

Proline Stem - ProNeck

Grips - Grab on MX-3

Brake lever - Haro two finger

Caliper - Dia-Compe MX-1000's in front and 890 in rear

Brake pads - Skyway Tuff pads

Headset - Tange

Wheels - Skyway Graphites with Generation I Campy hubs, Suntour coaster brake, and blue plastic valve caps (details)

Front Tire - Cycle Pro Snakebelly

Rear Tire - Raleigh blackwall street tire

Chain - Torque

Chain ring - Redline 44 teeth

Cranks - 1982 Redline flights with pinch bolt

Bottom Bracket - Standard with Redline Flight cranks

Pedals - KKT rat traps

Seat - Cycle Pro Shotgun seat (properly placed dark rivets, not silver)

Seat post - Chrome-moly

Seat post clamp - Suntour

Pads - Blue Haro double stem and crossbar

DIALED IN

Jeff "JT" Tollefson

www.JTFreestyle.com

Submitted by JT

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

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