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#1 2014-07-22 5:05pm

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1984 Haro Master

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1984 Haro Master

1st Generation Haro Master — USA/Torker-Made — All Original Finish


This build has been a long time coming. I was lucky enough to get an original first generation Haro Master. USA-made in the Torker Factory. This frame set has all original paint and decals. The whole build is all original finish — No restored parts anywhere on this bike. Within the year 1984, there were three different versions of the Haro Master. This particular frame set was one of the few first / early batches — before the chevron stampings began, tubing sizes changed, coaster bracket was moved, and other small changes, etc. The frame set is essentially the same as an 83 Haro Freestyler - but with an upgraded solid gusset — and was the very first bike in a long line of awesome Haro bikes to wear the "Master" name.

I didn't want to do another cookie-cutter "Bob Haro" replica build like most people do when they build an 84 Master, although they are impressive. I really wanted to make this bike my own with parts from the mid 80s that came out around the same time + or - a year or two. This build uses parts ranging from 82-86 (centering around 1984).  I built it as though it had been assembled in 84 and upgraded over time as more and more functional freestyle / bmx parts became available. I'm really embracing the specific level of aging and patina on the finish of this bike - using most parts with similar signs of use in the original finishes. The little nicks and chips here and there really bring these parts together in a nice way - and finish off the bike just the way i like it. Enjoy some pics.
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Frame & Fork - 1984 Haro Master (1st Generation)
Handlebars - Redline Forklifter - Freestyle
Stem - GT Mallet
Grips - ODI Mushroom - Version 1 (Original)
Cranks - Haro Group 1 - 1st Gen
BB - Sealed Suntour / Anlun - Alloy Cups
Chainring - Tuf-Neck 44t
Chainring Bolts - Sugino
Pedals - KKT SMX
Tires - NOS Toiga-Mitsuboshi Comp ST (1.75")
Rims - Araya 7x - Chrome
Hubs - Chrome Suzue "Light Alloy / C.P. Finish" 36h
Seatpost - Haro Fluted w/ original decal
Seat - Cycle Pro "Shot Gun" (1st Gen, Double Stamped)
Seat Clamp - Tange SC-2
Chain - Nickel 1/8"
Headset - Tioga "Bear Trap"
Rotor - Odyssey Gyro - Orig. Blue
Calipers - Dia Compe Nippons (Orig. Ano-Blue) 85-86
Cables - Dia Compe "85-dated" + Orig. Odyssey Gyro Cables
Brake Pads - Dia Compe - White Compound
Levers - Dia Compe "Arial 182" Tech-7
Pegs - GT Steel Tube Rides (Rear=Shorty / Front=Long)


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#2 2014-07-22 5:12pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Looks great Matt!! Another awesome build. cool


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#3 2014-07-22 5:14pm

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NICE!!! smile

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#4 2014-07-22 5:56pm

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Thanks guys! smile


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#5 2014-07-22 7:18pm

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That is one hell of a build! Building an 84 myself. You have given me some inspiration.  smile

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#6 2014-07-22 7:25pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Very nice job sir. Very nice. cool


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#7 2014-07-22 7:26pm

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Another sick bike cool

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#8 2014-07-22 7:31pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

yikes daaaaaaaamn

i LOVE it Matty cool

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#9 2014-07-22 8:11pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

yep thats one sweet ride -the forklifter mallet combo looks bad ass.


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#10 2014-07-22 8:45pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Very nice build cool


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#11 2014-07-22 8:49pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Wow, dude.  Just... wow!  I love everything about this bike. Patina is perfection, IMO. There is no recreating it, and finishes are only original once.  This is like a Master class (no pun intended) on "survivor" builds.  Well done as usual.


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#12 2014-07-22 8:54pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Sweet build! I'll have my '84 complete by next week.

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#13 2014-07-22 9:21pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Sweet build man....


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#14 2014-07-23 2:25am

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Matt,

I love the concept of this build, making it a replica of what could have been.  The "patina", as GHMGT73 so aptly stated, is what sets this build apart from so many others. 

I couldn't add this to my favorites fast enough.  Just beautiful!


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#15 2014-07-23 2:39am

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That,s nice mate ...................winkcool


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#16 2014-07-23 3:23am

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Looks amazing bro!  That came together so perfectly. 

Awesome build man. smile


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#17 2014-07-23 5:43am

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Looks Great Matt! I know you have been saving up parts for this one for awhile and it came out killer!


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#18 2014-07-23 7:02am

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Really like the way it came out, top notch build as usual!

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#19 2014-07-23 7:07am

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

looks killer bro!!! You bringing that out for our next FLAT excursion? lol


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#20 2014-07-23 7:14am

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

& I thought your Patterson was amazing!! cool Straight to faves!!


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#21 2014-07-23 7:51am

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polterdeal wrote:

looks killer bro!!! You bringing that out for our next FLAT excursion? lol

^ lol lol lol

pics of matt riding "unicorn through a forest fire".  lol wink


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#22 2014-07-23 8:02am

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DarthBatman wrote:

polterdeal wrote:

looks killer bro!!! You bringing that out for our next FLAT excursion? lol

^ lol lol lol

pics of matt riding "unicorn through a forest fire".  lol wink

I'll snap the pics man!!! If I can get Matt out on his bike smile... J/K Bro, I know you got A TON going on smile


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#23 2014-07-23 10:26am

chromey
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Re: 1984 Haro Master

haha. I'll definitely take this one out for rides.
Probably not too much hardcore flatlanding - due to the little pegs. But I'll definitely be doing some tricks on it.  I dialed everything in for endos and decades - and it's all running smoothly.


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#24 2014-07-23 5:55pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Awesome build!

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#25 2014-07-23 6:41pm

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Re: 1984 Haro Master

Looks Great Matt!! Great comb of parts and love the RL bars cool


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