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1998 Haro Monocoque

#1 2010-09-18 12:24am

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1998 Haro Monocoque

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1998 Haro Monocoque

Here is my custom built and painted Haro Monocoque. I purchased it as a red frame only and built it up as you see it now over a period of about 3 months in 2010. More details in long description.

This bike started out as a regular Haro Monocoque (if you can call any monocoque frame relgular!).

I raced one of the handmade Series 2 Haro Monocoques back in the mid to late 1990s and built this one up partly as a reminder of all the fun I had racing the yellow one, and also as a theme bike with the Warbird/Warhawk theme.

I've done all the build and paint work myself, and will be stripping it back down for some better (more detailed) airbrushing at some stage in the future. It took me close to 3 month to complete the current build, mostly because it took a long time to get my hands on a lot of the parts here in Australia. I ended up sourcing a lot from the USA and having them shipped over to Australia. Most parts are NOS.

Parts list as follows:

frame-----------1998 Haro Monocoque fork--------------Answer Carbo Pro, Carbon Fibre with Aluminium steerer upgrade
headset--------Cane Creek sealed bearing
stem-------------DK 1 1/8 threadless with amobea headlock
bars-------------Haro 4130
brake-----------Tektro V brake mini
crank-----------Diamond back DMX 180mm
pedals---------None as yet
chain------------kmc
chain wheel---Sinz 44t
Freewheel-----Shimano 16t
seat post------Kalloy Uni
seat------------THE
rims------------SPIN wheel rear, Sun Rhyno lite front
spokes---------Union titanium, radial laced front
nipples---------Union Stainless
tires-------------Maxxis MaxDaddy 1.85
hubs------------Spin rear, USA low flange sealed front
b lever----------Tektro black
grips-------------ODI with ODI bar plugs

Also worth mentioning - Awesome BMX museum rocket/missile valve caps.


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#2 2010-09-19 12:15pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

kewl bike

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#3 2010-09-19 10:52pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Thanks for the compliment.
Nice Aftershock you have man - I'm still trying to hunt one of those down!

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#4 2010-12-21 6:09am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

the og red looking very nice should have keep it that way but oh well still a nice ww2 era airplane looking wink


Build it, Ride it & Break it. That what "it" was made for.

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#5 2011-03-09 10:14am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Sweet bike.  I think it's a 97.


Stuff I want: 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff. Alliant / Radix stem and stuff.  JW and Stiffys stuff.  Cool late mid-school cruiser parts.

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#6 2011-03-09 12:42pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

I thought the 97 was the similar one that was sold frame only and has the really square tubing in the rear. They only came in yellow and silver?

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#7 2011-03-09 5:18pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Well, they all had square tubing.  The 97 was more truly square -smaller diameter stuff with the finer looking machined 3D dropouts.
The gusset for the chain stays also is that great Haro extruded piece of aluminum.
By the time they got to the '99, they had adopted the same D-Stabilizer stays across the entire race line -the Group 1, the T-Bone, and these Monocoque's had the same Recatangular shaped tubing -and the dropout was just a punched piece of aluminum with the higher end bikes getting integrated tensioners.

I like the 97 more.  Yours is older than a 99.


Stuff I want: 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff. Alliant / Radix stem and stuff.  JW and Stiffys stuff.  Cool late mid-school cruiser parts.

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#8 2011-03-09 5:28pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Yeah, I have the yellow original too, see my other bikes. Maybe we got them a bit later over here in Australia. Thanks for the info, I've been trying to figure out the model progression properly for quite a while!

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#9 2011-03-10 6:30am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Take a look at this bike -it really illustrates the evolution.  See that it has the 3D dropouts from a 1997, but has the larger rectangular chain stays like the 1999.  It's the only 98 I see on the museum. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/16740


Stuff I want: 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff. Alliant / Radix stem and stuff.  JW and Stiffys stuff.  Cool late mid-school cruiser parts.

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#10 2011-03-12 6:12pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

I know that blue bike, it's an Australian bike too, and is definately not a '98.

The guy who owns it even says that he only guessed at it being a 98. He's been trying to sell it locally.

This bike is the same frame that mine started as and is also listed as 1999 which I still think is right, like I said though, it may have been different in each country, and these bikes were pretty hard to get hold of (at least the 3d dropout ones) in Australia, so perhaps we only got the USAs leftovers a bit later?

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/22269

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