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1998 Haro Monocoque

#1 2010-12-31 6:20pm

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1998 Haro Monocoque

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1998 Haro Monocoque

The frame is a 1998 Haro Monocoque and made of 6061 aluminum.  It was manufactured by Kinesis in the USA and has serial number KU7G4851.  The frame's retail price was $574.99 (Dan's Comp).


I credit this bike for sparking my interest in BMX again - it's also one of my favorite bikes to ride.  I bought it in July of 2005 from a guy in Staten Island, NY.  Other than changing the tires (they were bald Specialized Spanky tires with red walls - see pictures below), adding bar ends (not shown in these pictures), and removing some chewed up decals (it had white Landing Gear decals on the fork and Hanebrink decals on the chain stay), this bike is as I got it.  When I get around to it, I hope to get a black Chris King headset and maybe a mid-school high-flange polished Profile Cassette rear hub.  I'm also looking for some Araya Super 7X decals (for 36H chrome rims).  The frame was made in the USA and the complete bike (stock) retailed for approximately $790 USD.  Although I'm not positive that this is a 1998 Haro Monocoque, since it is stamped "Kinesis" on the bottom bracket (and it was sold in the USA), I believe that this frame was produced in 1998.

After looking at serial numbers on several Kinesis-made frames, it appears that the third and fourth characters of their serial number represent the year and month that the frames were manufactured in.  Since this frame's serial number begins with KU7G, I believe that the 7 means the frame was made in 1997 and the G (the seventh letter of the alphabet) means the frame was made in July of that year.  It appears that the K stands for Kinesis and the U stands for U.S.A.

The bike has the following parts (as pictured):
Frame:  1998 Haro Monocoque (21.5" top tube; 15.25" chain stay length)
Fork:  SE Landing Gear (1-1/8" threadless, chromoly, 20")
Handlebars:  Crupi ProAL (aluminum, 28.25" wide)
Stem:  Powerlite (aluminum, CNC machined, 1-1/8")
Headset:  Dia-Compe SE-1 A-headset (unsealed)
Headset Cap:  Chris King NoThreadSet (red)
Grips:  ODI Rogue (red) w/ Lizard Skins Grip Donuts (blue)
Bar Ends:  ODI Thug Plugs (plastic)
Seat:  Selle Italia Flite saddle (titanium rails)
Seat Post:  Fusion (aluminum, 31.6 mm)
Seat Post Clamp:  Haro
Cranks:  Profile 3-piece (180 mm, chromoly spindle and arms)
Cone Washers:  Profile (aluminum, red)
Chainwheel:  Fusion Nuke (45T, silver)
Chain:  KMC Z-chain (1/2" x 1/8")
Chain Tensioners:  integrated
Pedals:  FPD (9/16"  --  similar to model NWL-277)
Front Hub:  Profile (36H, flip-flop, high flange, alloy axle nuts)
Rear Hub:  Profile (36H, low flange, steel axle nuts)
Freewheel:  ACS Claws (16T)
Rims:  Araya RB-907X (Araya Super 7X) (chrome plated aluminum double wall rim, 36H, 31.0mm wide and 17.5mm tall, welded seam, weight: 425g to 430g per rim, designed for 1.75" to 2.125" tires, made in Japan)
Spokes:  Stainless steel straight gauge w/ alloy nipples (blue)
Tires:  Kenda MX K50 (K6302) (20 x 2.125" front, 20 x 1.75" rear)
Tubes:  generic w/ Schrader valve (20" x 1.75-2.125")
Brake Lever:  Shimano DX V-Lever (red)
Brakes:  Shimano DX V-brake (red)

Additional (and more detailed) pictures are on my PhotoBucket page (http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1997%20Haro%20Monocoque/).


The following advertisment is for the 1998 Haro Monocoque (complete bike).  This image was obtained from the 1998 BMX Plus! Buyer's Guide.


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1997%20Haro%20Monocoque/98-Haro-Mono_01.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1997%20Haro%20Monocoque/98-Haro-Mono_02.jpg

And since you made it this far... here's how much I paid for this bike smile .

UPDATE  - - - -  August 25, 2011  - - - -  UPDATE
BMX Museum member "Ripper" sent me a PM to let me know that this was his old race bike when he raced professionally!  Below are a few pictures of what this bike looked like back when it was raced (circa 1998).


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1997%20Haro%20Monocoque/101_074.jpg


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1997%20Haro%20Monocoque/102_036.jpg



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Last edited by pharv85 (2018-04-08 12:40am)


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#2 2011-01-01 7:45pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Nice Haro Mono.  Looks great.


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#3 2011-01-01 7:49pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Does it make a crazy noise when you hit hard of jumps? I remember that weird tone.


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#4 2011-02-07 7:31am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

That crazy noise was usually the brake cable flapping into the frame inside.
Easily fixed by making sure it was tight from end to end inside, or by adding some foam around it inside.

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#5 2011-04-18 9:50am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Here are some more pictures of the bike.

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb3 … Monocoque/


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

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#6 2011-08-09 3:23am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Anyone else notice that in the ad for the red Monocoque it says its made of 6061 Aluminum, but the frame decal says 7000 Aluminum? I have the same red frame and the sticker is exactly the same but mine correctly says 6061.

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#7 2011-08-09 1:37pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

degainedesigns wrote:

Anyone else notice that in the ad for the red Monocoque it says its made of 6061 Aluminum, but the frame decal says 7000 Aluminum? I have the same red frame and the sticker is exactly the same but mine correctly says 6061.

Thanks for noticing this; I saw the same thing when I posted the ads, but forgot to comment. 

I just did a little bit of research, and came across the following post in OzBMX.com.au (http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showtopic=29078).  This post was also started by BMXmuseum member "Fiver"; he's very knowledgeable about Haro Monocoques and I have asked him several questions about my Mono.  Fiver (who is from Australia) says that in 1999, a Haro Monocoque made from 7000 series aluminum was marketed and sold as a complete bike in Australia.  Fiver and many other Australian OzBMX members say that this bike was made in Taiwan.  I have a feeling that the bike in the ads is this bike.

As for my Haro Monocoque, it's hard to tell from my pictures, but the sticker on the down tube also says that the frame is made out of "6061 aluminum".  The decal on the seat tube (of my bike) says "A 6061 Bomber Aluminum".  It looks like your frame's decals say the same thing.  However, your frame looks just like one of Fiver's Monos (http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/41142), which according to Fiver would make it a 1999 Haro Monocoque (notice the differences in the seat stays and the chain stays between your frame and mine).  Was your frame manufactured by Kinesis in the USA (like my frame)?  It might also help if you list your bike's serial number and post some more pictures of your frame on the Museum.


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

I love riding trails!  Here are some brands that I endorse.
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#8 2011-09-08 2:28pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Way cool love that bike that frame is sweet.  Classic bike all around.  Had to have a closer look geat pictures.

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#9 2011-09-08 7:02pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

bkst95 wrote:

Way cool love that bike that frame is sweet.  Classic bike all around.  Had to have a closer look geat pictures.

Thanks Marc!  This is a very fun bike to ride and it's definitely a keeper.  I can't take credit for building it up (this was my first ebay purchase), but the pictures do show the great craftsmanship of the frame and parts!


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

I love riding trails!  Here are some brands that I endorse.
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#10 2012-03-03 8:25am

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

a mate got his mum to buy him one of these back in the day and i rode it a few times,but didnt enjoy it as much as the phase 1. the haro felt too short and heavy ..but now id love one. might message him and see if he still has it stashed at his oldies would be a mad trip 2 ride 1 again:)

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#11 2012-03-04 8:35pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

gav666 wrote:

a mate got his mum to buy him one of these back in the day and i rode it a few times,but didnt enjoy it as much as the phase 1. the haro felt too short and heavy ..but now id love one. might message him and see if he still has it stashed at his oldies would be a mad trip 2 ride 1 again:)

You should definitely get in touch with your old friend and see if he'd sell you his old Monocoque (if he still has it) smile .  They're very popular bikes and they're fun to ride too.  But in my opinion, my Haro Mono feels much longer (and lighter) than my 1998 Mongoose Phase 2 bike (Note: The '98 Mongoose Phase 1 and Phase 2 frames were identical).  This is probably because my Haro Monocoque has a 21.5" top tube while my '99 Phase 2 has a 21" top tube.  Also, my Phase 1 has a shallower head tube angle (HA = 73 deg.) and a steeper seat tube angle (SA = 71 deg.), which helps makes it feel shorter than my Haro Monocoque (HA = 74 deg., SA = 70 deg., .).


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

I love riding trails!  Here are some brands that I endorse.
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#12 2012-03-05 9:11pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Awesome bike!  I always wanted one of these.  I remember when they first came out and then I got to ride one.  It was amazing.  Never got one.  (insert sad face here)


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#13 2012-03-06 12:17am

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Mezna wrote:

Awesome bike!  I always wanted one of these.  I remember when they first came out and then I got to ride one.  It was amazing.  Never got one.  (insert sad face here)

Thanks smile .  This was one of my dream bikes as a kid.  There was no way that I could afford one back then, but after seeing this on ebay a number of years ago (and remembering how much these cost new - and then seeing how little this one was selling for), I had to have it.  I never even saw one of these bikes in person until the day I pulled this one out of the box (after winning the ebay auction), but aside from my '05 Crupi Pro XL bike, this is my favorite bike to ride smile .  It's definitely a head-turner cool .

Also, I love your signature (which says "My wife doesn't understand why the bikes need to sleep in the house.", if you decide to change it).  My wife and I just moved into a smaller apartment (so nearly all of my bikes are now packed away in storage), but below is a picture of what our bedroom used to look like wink .

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/Misc/Bedroom-BMX_01.jpg


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

I love riding trails!  Here are some brands that I endorse.
[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55510/logo_signature_58a1697307.jpg[/img]

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#14 2012-03-06 5:08am

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lol.  That's awesome!


My wife doesn't understand why the bikes need to sleep in the house.

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#15 2015-08-16 3:17pm

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Re: 1998 Haro Monocoque

Very nice... Great score!


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