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1986 Haro FST

#1 2018-08-06 4:45pm

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1986 Haro FST

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1986 Haro FST

My Grail!

In 1986 I fell in love with a Red FST at my local Schwinn shop.  I spent an entire summer cutting grass, doing odd jobs for neighbors and saving every penny I had for this bike.  After the summer was over I had just a tad more than half of what the bike sold for.  My mom, after watching me work so hard coughed up the rest of the money so I could get it.  I am not exactly sure how she came up with it because we didn't have much growing up.  I was able to enjoy the bike for two whole years before it was stolen from me while working a charity event.  I was devastated and never seen it again.  Fast forward to 2018.  I was talking to my teenage daughter about the things I loved when I was her age and my FST came up.  It re-fired the passion that I use to have and I made a decision.  I am going to rebuild my bike.  After working on a few midschool bikes I built for my kiddos I felt I was ready to tackle the challenge.  I bought every single piece from fellow page members.  I sent the frame, forks and stem plate to Chip at C4 Labs for powder and decals.  I felt like a kid again when I opened that box and seen the workmanship.  It was impeccable!  After weeks and weeks I finally got the bike together and the finished product is what you see here.  This is exactly how my bike looked and that is exactly how I wanted to build it.  I feel accomplished knowing that I was able to grab a hold of a piece of my childhood that was taken from me.  I would like to thank every single member who helped me with my project.  I would especially like to thank member Chromey and Goosedaddy1987.  And lastly, I actually would like to thank my local bike shop Clarkville Schwinn especially my friend LC who helped rebuild one of my calipers and ran my brake lines.  I am enjoying looking at this every day and I hope you all enjoy it to.   


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#2 2018-08-06 6:53pm

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Re: 1986 Haro FST

Nice work ............:cool:


This Post is .........."CHUCK NORRIS APPROVED"      [img]https://s6.postimg.cc/wsvxd51r5/sticker_220x200_pad_220x200_ffffff_u6.jpg[/img]   "The Quintessential 80,s Action man"

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#3 2018-08-06 11:27pm

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Re: 1986 Haro FST

Rarely see these in red. Awesome story. Gotta love Mom! The kids these days dont know what is was like in the 80's.. didn't have shit.  Glad you got finally have your bike back.


I love it when a plan comes together!

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#4 2018-08-07 1:45am

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Thanks guys.  Yeah making a lot of money in the 80's was hard.  That's when lawns paid between $3 and $5 a pop.  I worked my ass off for that bike.  I am glad it turn out the way it did and totally enjoyed the process...

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#5 2018-08-07 2:54am

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Re: 1986 Haro FST

GREAT story, and awesome bike.  Thanks for sharing the story with us.

LOVE me some mid-80's Haros!


Early '85 Haro Masters are my thing!
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Collector of Redline 401's and Sugino 400's parts, Diamond Back Turbo cranks and BB's too!

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#6 2018-08-07 8:00am

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Re: 1986 Haro FST

Great bike, and I can totally relate to the sentimental value as a kid in the 80s

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