Thursday, November 15, 2012

30th Anniversary Haro Freestyler #272

"30 Years of Freestyle"

Just paid for my 30th Anniversary Haro Freestyler. So at least one of the 300 made  (#272/300)  is on it's way to Sweden. I heard there's a couple of more guys here that had there name down for one, but havent heard if they completed yet. (There's a 48 hour window to go for it)

It's going to make a rather cool Xmas present to myself and with the arrival of my first child in January I imagine the BMX related spending will quite quickly be put on hold for the next 18-20 years :)

I imagine most of these will never be built up, let alone ridden in anger... still unsure what to do with #272.

More info here at Haro

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Neon yellow and neon Pink bubble font A'me Tri grips.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

A'me grips bubble fonts

And so the bubble font collection grows...

Currently at:
  • 4 x white A'me Tri (two pairs sealed in bag)
  • 1 x white A'me Round
  • 1 x orange A'me Tri
  • 1 x fluro pink A'me Tri
  • 1 x bubblegum pink A'me Tri
  • 2 x blue A'me Tri (1 pair not shown)
  • 4 x green A'me Tri (2 pairs not shown)
  • 2 x black low flange

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another set of bubble font A'me Tri grips

A bit grubby, but very little wear and should clean up nicely.

I'm getting a bit obsessed with these grips!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Somebody pinch me!

Still can't believe want I've just bought...

Probably my Grail part...

Action Zone freestyle bars!!!!!!!!

Should be here in a week. I'll see what condition they're in when they arrive, so I'll wait posting the Master off invade the bars need to be powdered too.

Can't believe it!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Group 1 decals

Cleaned up the cranks as best I could today and applied the new green decals.

Not 100% sure on them... might still go with the normal blue ones.

Packed up for powder

Well I've decided to restore the Haro too, so it's all packed up to be sent off for powder coating. Off to SuperBikeDan again :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Haro Fork Standers

Just finished cleaning up the fork standers. The decals needed replaced as they were torn and worn, but I'd planned to use customer green/blue decals on them any way.


After a polish and new decals applied:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Green gyro cables

Odyssey Gyro gen 1 cables in any other colour than black or white are an absolute nightmare to find. Modern coloured cables such as Odyssey gen 3 or those from Savage tend to have black bodies with coloured cables. Which in my mind stands out like a sore thumb on an old school build.

These are the Savage Gyro cables. Cheap compared to the price of an 80's original.

I'm lucky enough to have a set of green Odyssey Gen 1 cables but don't want to risk snapping them so I figured I'd have a go at painting the black bodies of my Savage cables neon green and keep the Odyssey cables "for show, not go".

First I taped off everything except the bodies and sanded down the black and sprayed white primer on them.

After the primer was dry two further coats, one neon green followed by clear lacquer.

An hour later, tape removed and the finished cable. First beside an unpainted green Savage gyro cable.

And beside an original Odyssey Gen 1 Gyro cable:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

White A'me Rounds Bubble Font

Picked up a pair of white A'me Rounds today. Not NOS, but it a great used condition... I'd give them an 8-9 out of 10.

No heavy use and the end are undamaged.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A'me Bubble Font Grips

My small collection of A'me "bubble font" Tri grips is slowly growing... And a pair of white bubble font A'me Rounds are on their way.
  • 1 pair of white
  • 1 pair fluro pink (personal favorite)
  • 1 pair blue
  • 1 pair orange
  • 3 pairs of green (1 set is on the GT Pro Performer build)

Haro Elbow pads

Picked up another set of Haro Tech series elbow pads...

This time in Red... NOS again :)

What's in the box???

What's in the "small parts" box?

Not small parts, that's for sure...

NOS Superlace hubs galore!

Friday, June 8, 2012

RL Edge hub

I really would like an RL Edge hub... they look quite funky and a free coaster is always nice to have.

In anycase here's the Mechanics Guide for the RL Edge

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Odyssey Gyro with Hatta MX-10

I'd heard but (not seen) that the Hatta MX-10 and a Gyro wasn't possible. However I tried the combination and everything seems fine :-)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paint measurements

20cm of chrome from the tip of the drop out:

10 cm of paint from the leadin edge of the seat post:


10 cm paint from the rear of the bottom bracket:


Friday, April 27, 2012

Green Gen 1 Odyssey Gyro Cables

Nice to get a set of green first generation Odyssey Gyro cables... At least there are 3 lowers and 1 upper :-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Haro build

Just built up the Haro tonight just to see how it will look when it's finished.


The problem now is that I don't know whether to go for another restoration job or keep it survivor....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dia-Compe Nippons

Finished up the Nippons tonight and they turned out great.

Here's how the calipers started out:

The Sharpie paint pen did the trick again. One thing I noticed this time, was when I used the black Sharpie on my white Nippons, only one coat of black paint was needed, but with the white pen, 2-3 coats was needed to give a solid white over the green.

The photo doesn't show how bright the fluro green is!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Green Dia Compe Nippons

The Dia Compe Nippons finally arrived with me today, powdered fluorescent green... They look even better and brighter in reality.

I'm currently doing the inlay work, which will be done in the same way as before but this time using a white Sharpie.

Should have some more photos tomorrow of the inlay work completed.

White Haro tyres

Picked these up, even though I'm still planning to use the green tyres I couldn't pass these up!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


One other change of plan was the wheelset. Originally I'd planned to use a set of GT Superlace hubs on Araya Aeros, much like what's on my Performer.

Well now it looks like its going to be Peregrine 48s.

Odyssey Gyro

Picked up a raw Odyssey Gyro off (cheers zombie_jesus)

It will eventually be powdered green.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Del-cals decals

Once again came through with the decals for the build, even some non standard ones.

First up some standard 1986 Haro Master decals for the frame, fork and bars.

Then the custom stuff... Since this will be a very green/white build, I thought a nice touch would be to redo the Haro Group 1 decals in green instead of blue and have the fork decals made in green/blue instead of the normal red blue.

Turned out nicer than expected :)


Definately look to if you need decal work done.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Viscount Dominator

Today's little piece of the puzzle!

Group 1 Stem

Picked up a Haro Group 1 stem for the build. Anlun stamped but not green which is what it will end up being. It's fairly clean, rust bolt and some minor marks on the stem bolt, but it's complete even with the plastic rotor plug, so it's a nice base to start with.

A strip and a polish and it now looks like this

Next stage of to SBD for some fluro Haro green on the top cap :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A'me Grip Repair/Restoration

In my search for the A'me grips I managed to find a second set, but unfortunately on of the end was damaged through usage.

The rest of the grips were in great condition do I figured I'd have a first try at grip repair. I used a hot knife and soldering iron. Far from perfect but certainly better than before.



This makes three pairs of green bubble font A'me Tri's and interestingly enough is that each pair is different.

This pair actually has A'me twice on the flange, the other two pairs only once. and one grip on the other pair has the A'me so that the Triangle points downward. Must stick some photos up of the differences later on.