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BeskarBMX posted a topic in Riding, Research & CollectingAround 4 months ago, my father and I were lucky enough to find an original finish candy red diamond dropout PK (pictured at bottom). At the time, we believed to have discovered one of the nicest (original finish) diamond dropout PK's known to exist... That was until about 3 weeks ago, when this beauty happened to pop up on Ebay. Based on the few pictures provided in the listing and the components on the bike, we pulled the trigger. Little did we know, just how amazing this find would be. The pictures simply do not do this bike justice. The seller was the original owner and a stellar dude, who was also cool enough to provide us with the original sales receipt. The bike came from Freewheelin' Bike Shop located in Lincoln, Nebraska. He saved up money from paper routes to pay for the bike and claims to have only rode it to baseball games and to continue the paper route. His father, who was an avid bicycle enthusiast, made sure this bike was taken care of. There is a bright green Lincoln, Nebraska bicycle license sticker located on the bottom portion of the seat post tube with an amazing story behind it. Since these bikes did not come serialized, the police wanted to carve a serial number into the bottom bracket, in which his dad replied, "absolutely not". Thus, the sticker was alternatively used, and the paint was spared. This bike is a true time capsule and is currently being carefully degreased and cleaned. All the components are era correct and date coded to around the time the bike was bought - April 1980.
sodbuster posted a topic in Riding, Research & CollectingYep people say (those that love a good "part out.") that we who prefer original finish over restoration whenever possible and keeping complete finds complete, are crazy as fried bat shit. I for one beg to differ! Apparently there are quite a few rich folks out there who agree with our simple view of things. read on! http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-pebble-beach-preservation-20160801-snap-story.html
Build - 1984 Haro Master - 1st Gen (Torker/USA-made)Hey guys. I feel like it has been ages since I posted a new build — I guess it has. Well, like I usually do - I'm never rushing through my bike builds. I kinda waited until I had all the "just-right" parts to get this one together - so that I can enjoy the combination - and the ride-ability of it. — I was lucky enough to get an original-finish (paint & decal) 1984 Haro Master frame & fork about 2-3 years ago. It's been sitting around waiting to get built for a while. this one was USA-made in the Torker Factory. The whole build is all original finish — No restored parts anywhere on this bike. — In 1984, there were three different versions of the Haro Master — just within that one year... This one is the first gen. of the three versions. Actually, not too many are accounted for in the community. This particular frame set has all of the early features from the early batches — before the chevron stampings began, before tubing sizes changed (from smaller to bigger), before coaster bracket was moved up, and other small changes, etc. Generation 1 and 2 were still made by Torker. 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 Haros to wear the "Master" name. I was kinda bent on getting a white one too - since my 83 Freestyler is chrome. And White paint was sort of the iconic symbol in the 84 line. — That being said, 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 and it makes sense since he was the man to spread the good word of freestyle back then. 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. Parts List /// /// /// ——————————————————————————— 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 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 (from 86 Master - origiinal 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)