First flatland bike since 1995. My friend Christian from Argentina and I decided to build "twins separated at birth", I went with the neon green to pay tribute to the 1986 Haro Freestyler I once rode and Christian's is the white one, tribute to his first true freestyle bike, an all white 1986 GT Pro Performer.
Twin top tubes is my favorite design and so is Christian's so here they are. No carpet queens, built to ride and enjoy.
I could write a very long story about these two bikes and the lengths we went to put them together but I'll save you the pain.....let's just say it took some 6 months all together, many hours on Skype discussing color schemes and parts and details...in the end we agreed that Haro had the best paint schemes back in the day so that's what we went for. Parts came from different sources, some of them totally unexpected.... and today, the green one is here in Tucson, Arizona and back in October I flew to Argentina to deliver the white one to Christian...needless to say, we are beyond happy with the way the ride and handle. We made sure to include special to us parts, such as Christian's Hoffman Love Handles which were given to him (along with a Condor F/F, etc) by the Hoffman distributor in Argentina as part of a sponsored demo ride, the occasion? Matt Hoffman's first visit to Argentina in 1995.
I picked up a pretty dead 1st Gen Haro Kneesaver set of bars here in the forum and took them with me to Argentina to restore and re chrome them and even though they show some pitting still, they came out amazing. Haro Kneesavers are my favorite bars of all time and had many BITD so I couldn't go with anything else, besides, they add that touch of retro awe. Also, Redline Flights and Flight sprocket were always my favorite combo and Christian never had them before so we went with that theme. Redline Flight dual pinch cranks and Deluxe F Lite 25t sprockets.....can you say modern/retro?
The crown jewel on my bike is the Blue Haro Lineage stem...an amazing gift from John Buultjens at Haro, 1 of 2 in the world (not on a 24" Master) I can't thank John and Haro enough for this!
I'd also like to thank Keith Treanor at Colony, it was a pleasure to work with him and in my opinion he went above and beyond to help us out with the forks and that's why we picked them. Also, thanks to Chet at Ajo Bikes in Tucson who went to Interbike 2014 and somehow got Snafu to hook me up with the Mobeus for the build. Last but not least, thanks to bmxmuseum.com for such a cool place to hang out and get inspired.
Well, that's it, I could go on and on...it's been an amazing joy to build these two bikes and all I can say is that they are the product of this amazing sport we all love, the happy times it has given us, the life long friendships it's given us....ride on!
Frame: 2013 Supercross Extension II
Forks: Colony Guardian w/990 mounts
Handlebars: 1st Gen Haro Kneesaver
Grips: A'ME Tri
Stem: Haro Lineage
Compression bolt: DECO
Detangler: Snafu Mobeus
Brake levers: Dia Compe Tech 77
Front brake: Dia Tech Hombre w/Fiesta upgrade
Rear Brake: Dia Tech Hombre w/Fiesta upgrade
Brake cables: Odyssey K-Shield - Custom dual rear cables w/Snafu top barrel and Odyssey London Mod
Seat post: Alienation Billy Club 330mm
Seat clamp: Shadow Conspiracy
Bottom bracket: Shadow Conspiracy
Cranks: Redline Flight dual pinch 175mm
Sprocket: Deluxe F Lite 25t polished
Pedals: Animal BPE
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2
Rims: Primo Balance 7005
Rear hub: Shadow Conspiracy Raptor Freecoaster
Front hub: Shadow Conspiracy Raptor
Tires: Odyssey Frequency G 20x1.75
Pegs: Infinity KA