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.
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
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
Submitted by JT