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I finally figured out what I will never use out of my stash and I'm posting it for sale here, and here only. I can't do eVil-Bay (you can thank the douchenozzle who tried to steal my grips for that). So basically everything is New Old Stock unless stated otherwise. It's also all pretty much mint, unless stated otherwise. Some of it is a little dirty. I will only ship within the lower 48, I won't do International, too many scams, sorry (that time it was an asshat in Italy who won my USA only auction and then tried to harass me to send him the Vans anyway, but I digress). Don't be shy, we can discuss price. I am open to whatever the going rate is on the stuff I am posting, but that's sometimes hard to figure out. So if you don't like my price show me what a more accurate price would be and we can probably work something out. Bottom line, I won't be a dick about it, we can either make a deal or we can't and either way all will be good. Also, I am open to trades. I need a 24 inch frame and fork for a rider, I am looking for something chromoly from the 80s, no 990 brake mounts, rough but usable shape.is okay. Other than that I'm very open-minded if we can work out a trade a partial trade. I also need an NOS or minty rear Tuff wheel, red, with freewheel mount, plastic hub not metal hub. And a rear Araya 7X 20in wheel with Suzue or similar freewheel hub, also NOS or minty. Gold, blue or red front MX1000, well used or better. Gold MX15 pedal, well used... We'll start with this. NOT NOS, Well Used OG Torker frame pad in blue. Note the rusty snaps and there is a small cut on the edge. $200 shipped. (Are the NOS versions really going for $500? Because I have one of those too) And I will go to the other end of the spectrum, BMX pad, missing a snap, otherwise appears to be NOS. $20 shipped.
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)
Look at this will ya... another bike check just one week after the last. Another person who is totally on top of their game with quick turn around at bike check time. Yes, Indeed... Mark MC, a bike check alumni, and old school scholar who already holds the "Research Contributor" monicker for his research on GJS, Takagi Cranks and Cycle Pro/ Race Inc forks among other things, returns for his second bike check, this time a 1979 Torker. Thanks for sharing, Mark. Great bike, and glad to see you are grooming the next generation of vintage bmx connoisseurs too! BMX Society Bike Check #30 Screen Name: MarkMc Human Name: Mark McCorkle Bike: 79 Torker LP. Frameset Frame: 79 Torker LP Chromoly Fork: Torker. Steering Handlebars: Generic alloy V-bars Stem: Torker Grips: Oury Headset: Tange MX-2 Headset/Stem Lock: N/A Stem Stiffener: N/A Drivetrain Cranks: Takagi MX Bottom Bracket: Tange Sprocket: Sugino Spider/Disc: Sugino Pedals: KKT K-MX Chain: DID Brakes Brake: Shimano Tourney Quick Release Coaster: Bendix 70 Lever: Shimano DX Brake Pads: Shimano Cable: Shimano Wheels/Tires Rims: Unstamped Tuff 1’s with Bendix 70 coaster Tires: Golden Boy snakebelly 1.75 rear. Cheng shin 2.125 front Seating Seat: Kashimax MX Post: Generic fluted Seat Post Clamp: Generic TufNeck style Miscellaneous Pads: Torker frame. TufNeck stem. Cycle Pro/generic bar. Number Plate: 44/16 Provenance: None. Project from parts hunt. Bike History or Project Background: I went to my first BMX show in 1979. Roc had this frame for sale there. However, I wasn’t really collecting then. I was quite happy with just my GJS. But, I couldn’t get the frame out of my mind. Among my group of friends growing up, one guy had a nice Torker, and, I was a big Torker and Eddy King fan, even having the EK powerslide poster on my wall. I contacted Roc not long after, and the frame was soon on its way. I already had a full on race bike, so, my thinking was to build something different, but, that still reminded me of all my friends and the other BMX stuff we did. The daily riding. The jumping in the fields and dirt tracks. And this was what I came up with, not your typical Torker build. It took me about 3 years to complete, but, that’s just because I’m slow, and pretty particular on parts. Of course, black Torker stems don’t show up often, either. Michael Gamstetter (of course), eventually traded me black for a gold one I had picked up in the interim. The 408 on the number plate is the number I raced in 1979. The coaster brake and the hand brake are intentional. Hand brake to look cool, but, leaving that coaster brake just because we didn’t feel we could safely disable it. Folks that think it silly simply didn’t live it. Although I felt I was done 2 years ago, not long ago, a frame pad with the Torker logo came my way. Not normally a fan of logo pads, the Torker to date is my only bike with a logo frame pad. So, while a bit unusual for a Torker, it was both the bike that moved me into the hobby and a bit of a tribute to my friends.