Apologies to anyone less-than-interested in old pushies; it'll all be over soon.. I promise..!
Me? I love em. Bugger gears, appropriately-sized frames, and general practicality - if I'm going to have a bike, it may as well be interesting.
...and as I no doubt mentioned in the Master post recently, it's 80's Haro in particular.
They may be a little bread-and-butter to some; but were top of the market, hugely popular, had great designs, and are iconic of 80's freestyle BMX. The Sport and Master are the top of the Haro tree, and since they were improved every year until freestyle started to fade in popularity, an '87 Sport like the one below are somewhat a technical high-point of the Freestyler series of bikes..
1987 SPORT: Haro CrMo w/integral rear platforms, traction pegs, wrap around gussets, 2into1 top tubes, chain stay mounted brake bosses, cable guides, specialized all round geometry. Forks: Haro CrMo w/tapered legs & wrap around flip up steps. Bars: Haro two tone CrMo w/dropped & Knurled cross bar.
Now while what I've got isn't the highest-specced 'Team' (as in, for the Haro BMX team..) variation of the Sport, its still bloody lovely..! Remaining largely original and unmolested isn't easy for a 30year old BMX, and just adds so much to a bike like this to me.
I seriously had to jump through damn hoops for months to get a hold of this bike.
The late '87 production means it sits in the crossover between 1987 and 1988 - a '1987.5' - a mixture of parts of both years, with its own colourway. Unfortunately I cant find a spot-on brochure for these, but just look at the 1987 and 1988 brochures linked below... and mix them together a little in your mind. I assure you it should look something like this.
This bike really is largely very original, save for a handful of when-new changes. The tyres and grips the only modern/reproduction bits I've added.
Its amazing how gentle the use must have had over the last couple decades, with little more than some 90's seat-slammage taking the paint off the seat post. There's a heap of chips and marks to the original paint, but overall..? Subtle patina that only adds to it IMO. I love this thing.
The Skyway 6-spoke mags, usually found on the FSX in it's day..
As mentioned above; it's not perfect, but really is all the better for it IMO. I like it more than a restored one the same.. so pretty much don't plan to do anything to this one other than gently cruising about..!
So yep; that's all on this for now. Something a little different to the usual cars and bits, but I imagine interesting nonetheless!
For a better look at some 80's Haro Brochures, or period magazine reviews, check out..: