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#1 2019-07-15 1:58pm

oldnavyvet203
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Super Budget Backtrail Build

Hello all, after the delay/failure of my Eastern and Standard builds, I decided to pull the trigger on this bike. http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/002e9849-a262-4a6a-a1c2-09eb8b1ba40b5d2ce2ebe5.jpeg
2002 Haro Backtrail X0 it’s a sturdy rider not much I’m going to change on this bike. While the other 2 bikes are down this will be my rider! I previously had a X1 model Backtrail (stolen, recovered, repainted, and stolen again!) so I know this bike well.
So the object of this build is cheap, used, and chrome! New parts will only be purchased if existing part(s) are damaged beyond repair, like the seat sad the budget for this build is $200-$50 for the bike leaving $150 this should get my mind of the other bikes for a while! Major part replacements include: fork, handlebars, stem, grips, brake pads, seatpost, seat, and 1pc crank!  I will try my best to keep within the budget if there is a overage it will be annotated in this build, wish me luck guys!

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#2 2019-07-15 2:10pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

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This is a low end Haro in the first place. Your budget is way more than it is worth. Bike was only $190.00 complete when it was new.


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#3 2019-07-15 2:32pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

i could build you a vfr for cheap, your right around the corner.


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#4 2019-07-15 2:34pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

its-all-good wrote:

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This is a low end Haro in the first place. Your budget is way more than it is worth. Bike was only $190.00 complete when it was new.

Your point is what exactly? Zippo and Revo bikes are low end bikes yet people dump way more money than they’re worth to make “Master” tribute bikes! What is the logic in that? Oh I know, nobody cares what their monetary value is! People just want to build bikes and ride them!

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#5 2019-07-15 2:37pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

astroidbeltwalker wrote:

i could build you a vfr for cheap, your right around the corner.

I had my eye on a VFR last week, it has to be chrome with blue and yellow decals cloning the bike that was stolen from me. I got this bike for $50

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#6 2019-07-15 2:45pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

So I was thumbing through the Museum for a chrome 14mm Haro fork for cheap. Then I remembered one of my Zippo frames that I just purchased it has a chrome fork on it. So I snatched it from the basement peeled the decals and cleaned it up a bit.
Price of fork:Free
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/1d71d028-3f22-421d-bdcd-3343d1dc40c85d2cf3bad3.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/196de260-4448-400f-86df-3e4ecea805a05d2cf3c2e1.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/e4812935-720c-4868-b5d8-6e31b02dd8715d2cf3c329.jpeg

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#7 2019-07-15 3:03pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

As seen in the first picture of the bike the rear tire is Mongoose made, and we can’t have that now can we LOL. I had a spare Haro Catapult tire in my storage of goodies so I swap them out!
Price of tire:Freehttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/7eab8ec6-f9f7-4ebf-ac43-dc97df36cf075d2cf693b8.jpeg

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#8 2019-07-15 4:06pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

This makes no sense

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

it’s a sturdy rider not much I’m going to change on this bike

if you're going to do all this.

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

Major part replacements include: fork, handlebars, stem, grips, brake pads, seatpost, seat, and 1pc crank!!

"not changing much" would be swapping seat, maybe grips/chain, and a tuneup. You're building a whole new bike.


Relax.
Balance.
Focus.

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#9 2019-07-15 4:29pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

its-all-good wrote:

?
This is a low end Haro in the first place. Your budget is way more than it is worth. Bike was only $190.00 complete when it was new.

Your point is what exactly? Zippo and Revo bikes are low end bikes yet people dump way more money than they’re worth to make “Master” tribute bikes! What is the logic in that? Oh I know, nobody cares what their monetary value is! People just want to build bikes and ride them!

Guess it is your money. Do what you want with it.


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#10 2019-07-15 4:49pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

I got mine for $40
I built the shit out of it rides fantastic who cares what I spent on the upgrades.

Upgrade it the way you wish

Also  I was offered $600 for it while riding on the boardwalk I  just politely said no smile

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/250844/20190127_0938005d2d10c951.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/250844/20190127_0937165d2d10eaba.jpg


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#11 2019-07-15 8:17pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

El Gecko wrote:

This makes no sense

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

it’s a sturdy rider not much I’m going to change on this bike

if you're going to do all this.

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

Major part replacements include: fork, handlebars, stem, grips, brake pads, seatpost, seat, and 1pc crank!!

"not changing much" would be swapping seat, maybe grips/chain, and a tuneup. You're building a whole new bike.

Your idea of “much” is not the same as mine, clearly. My Standard Shaman build is much, my Eastern Element was purchased right here on the Museum for $175 and is well north of $300 and still climbing. It’s all about perspective, why do members have 3 or more bikes in there garage or den that if sold will net them a few grand? For the love of it! It is a low end bike to some, it’s just another Haro to me and it’s chrome but I think it could look better, so I’m going to make it better with $200 or less cool

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#12 2019-07-15 8:24pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

its-all-good wrote:

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

its-all-good wrote:

?
This is a low end Haro in the first place. Your budget is way more than it is worth. Bike was only $190.00 complete when it was new.

Your point is what exactly? Zippo and Revo bikes are low end bikes yet people dump way more money than they’re worth to make “Master” tribute bikes! What is the logic in that? Oh I know, nobody cares what their monetary value is! People just want to build bikes and ride them!

Guess it is your money. Do what you want with it.

Thank you sir, your Atomlab Pimp2 is sick btw

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#13 2019-07-15 8:29pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

KRUZNYO wrote:

I got mine for $40
I built the shit out of it rides fantastic who cares what I spent on the upgrades.

Upgrade it the way you wish

Also  I was offered $600 for it while riding on the boardwalk I  just politely said no smile

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 10c951.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 10eaba.jpg

That is mint man that’s what I’m going for!

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#14 2019-07-16 12:27pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

Today I swapped forks and the rear tirehttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/49409f43-ab40-4fb9-a642-32e71218bc685d2e1fb13d.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/87fea8ab-907d-42f2-97b1-7d4da9bc48eb5d2e1fb093.jpeg
So far, I haven’t spent a dime yet which is a good thing! But that’s coming soon, I think I’m going to do the front end and work my way back.

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#15 2019-07-16 4:31pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

Looking good


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#16 2019-07-16 4:34pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

KRUZNYO wrote:

Looking good

Thanks man

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#17 2019-07-17 12:28pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

That’s not what I had in mind, well gotta throw this away!http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/801d9c43-aafb-4079-9028-09b6337feac95d2f6fccdd.jpeg
This should do the trick.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/3a752d38-af74-4610-8f70-d60507a05bc85d2f74e1cf.jpeg
Like a glove cool
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/c91da25a-efc3-472d-bb68-f5b02cd8a06c5d2f755dc2.jpeg

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#18 2019-07-17 12:39pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

This makes no sense

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

it’s a sturdy rider not much I’m going to change on this bike

if you're going to do all this.

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

Major part replacements include: fork, handlebars, stem, grips, brake pads, seatpost, seat, and 1pc crank!!

"not changing much" would be swapping seat, maybe grips/chain, and a tuneup. You're building a whole new bike.

Your idea of “much” is not the same as mine, clearly. My Standard Shaman build is much, my Eastern Element was purchased right here on the Museum for $175 and and is well north of $300 and still climbing. It’s all about perspective, why do members have 3 or more bikes in there garage or den that if sold will net them a few grand? For the love of it! It is a low end bike to some, it’s just another Haro to me and it’s chrome but I think it could look better, so I’m going to make it better with $200 or less cool

Yeah and it's what you want to do/have.  I spent about $600-$700 in all on my Predator build that I started with $100 bike.  It's what I wanted.  Lot of sentimental value and nostalgia in it for me as well.

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#19 2019-07-17 12:59pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

ABA180 wrote:

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

This makes no sense

oldnavyvet203 wrote:

it’s a sturdy rider not much I’m going to change on this bike

if you're going to do all this.

"not changing much" would be swapping seat, maybe grips/chain, and a tuneup. You're building a whole new bike.

Your idea of “much” is not the same as mine, clearly. My Standard Shaman build is much, my Eastern Element was purchased right here on the Museum for $175 and and is well north of $300 and still climbing. It’s all about perspective, why do members have 3 or more bikes in there garage or den that if sold will net them a few grand? For the love of it! It is a low end bike to some, it’s just another Haro to me and it’s chrome but I think it could look better, so I’m going to make it better with $200 or less cool

Yeah and it's what you want to do/have.  I spent about $600-$700 in all on my Predator build that I started with $100 bike.  It's what I wanted.  Lot of sentimental value and nostalgia in it for me as well.

This guys gets it! cool

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#20 2019-07-17 1:06pm

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How many times do people spend thousands on cars that they will never recoup either..and hell if you really want, I've spent about 2 grand on my tattoos.

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#21 2019-07-17 2:37pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

The restoration, sourcing parts, getting parts in the mail, building the way you want, and most importantly the before and after is why I build bikes. I see nothing wrong with upgrading a backtrail. Its art work.

After I finish a build I just want to build a better one. The cycle continues


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#22 2019-07-17 3:24pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

ABA180 wrote:

How many times do people spend thousands on cars that they will never recoup either..and hell if you really want, I've spent about 2 grand on my tattoos.

Agreed!

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#23 2019-07-17 3:26pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

Agentxxiii wrote:

The restoration, sourcing parts, getting parts in the mail, building the way you want, and most importantly the before and after is why I build bikes. I see nothing wrong with upgrading a backtrail. Its art work.

After I finish a build I just want to build a better one. The cycle continues

Absolutely! I’m thinking I go 3 more to build just in my head alone!

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#24 2019-08-01 3:02pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

*UPDATE*
Parts ordered, and on the way! Here’s what all I purchased and cost.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/76dca2e6-782c-4e3c-b4da-9ef1c822ec365d43582fe2.jpeg
ODYSSEY SPRINGFIELD RIGHT HAND POLISHED BRAKE LEVER-$12.95
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/6b944097-025f-4da8-84a7-30f780e549415d4358329f.jpeg
CULT VANS GRIPS:Clear-$10.35
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/15f0330d-9081-4d5b-8747-1ac9cd97affc5d43583045.jpeg
BLACK-OPS FREESTYLE HANDLEBARS-$28.95
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/7067515c-8156-443d-aa63-78d2869760705d435a5abe.jpeg
CLOSEOUT BICYCLES LAID-BACK SEAT POST-$14.48
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/c43be5c2-0b04-403b-8165-d4fdb953ff415d435a5ac0.jpeg
HARO CHEVRON PADDED SEAT from (cookbrosfan1)-$32
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/30e8eaea-18f5-4311-9c39-637bca854fb25d435caa41.jpeg
KMC Z410RB CHAIN-$10.95
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/252160/231fce87-dd17-4806-92b9-4e461755e7415d435e276b.jpeg
ODYSSEY GHOST BRAKE PADS-$8.35
For a total of:$118.03 leaving me with $31.97 in the budget! I’m thinking a set of pedals or a polished Haro stem. What say you all?

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#25 2019-08-01 3:47pm

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Re: Super Budget Backtrail Build

Get a BIG BLOCK stem they look awesome smile


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