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THE HISTORY OF HARO

Bob Haro started making number plates for BMX and drawing BMX illustrations in the ‘70s, using the now famous name Haro Designs.
 

He began making the number plates by hand in his parent’s kitchen using their stove! He sold these at BMX races under the name Bob Haro’s Factory Plates. It was during this time Haro met Bob Osborn of BMX Action Magazine. Haro was fortunate enough to submit his illustrations to Osborn and landed his own page in the magazine called “Haro’s Corner” where he illustrated a weekly comic strip called “The Grab On Kid”.

 

He also rode for Torker in the late ’70s. In 1980 he approached the owner of Torker, Steve Johnson, and Bob shared his idea of building a freestyle specific frameset, well we all know how that turned out!

 

Variations

 

On the following pages, you will see that there were many variations of some of models that have been found over the years but the information provided here covers the vast majority of Haro production from ’82-’85.

 

Bike Build Specs

 

1984 Haro FST - Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White 100% 4130 Chromoly tubing

  • Rims: UKAI Alloy 1.75 x 20

  • Hubs: Suzue small flange Silver

  • Spokes: Asahi Chrome

  • Tires: Cheng Shin Snakebelly

  • Chain TYC Nickel

  • Chainring: Anlun 44T Stamped Chrome with Anlun Spider Chrome

  • Bottom Bracket: Tange

  • Headset: Tange MX2

  • Seat Post: Generic Layback Chrome

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Silver

  • Seat: Viscount 2169 Stamped Haro on the nose and rear - Blue

  • Stem: Anlun AL-300 S Anodize blue Cap

  • Handlebars: Anlun straight bar Chrome

  • Grips: Fuan F1 Blue with white sleeves

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 3 Silver

  • Brake Cables: Dated 84 Dia Compe Red

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe FS 890 silver Alloy

  • Pedals: Victor VP300 Black Plastic

  • Cranks: Sugino One Piece 175mm Chrome

 

1984 Haro Sport - 3rd Generation Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White 100% 4130 Chromoly tubing

  • Rims: ACS Z-Rims White

  • Hubs: Suzue small flange front White Suntour Coaster Chrome

  • Rear Spokes: Asahi White

  • Tires: Cheng Shin Snakebelly 1.75 x 20"

  • Chain: TYC Black/Nickel

  • Chainring: Anlun Super Duralumin 44T Black Anodized with Anlun Power disc

  • Bottom Bracket: Tange

  • Headset: Tange

  • Seat Post: Anlun Smooth Layback Chrome

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Black painted

  • Seat: Viscount 2169 Stamped Haro on the nose and rear - Black

  • Stem: Anlun AL-300 S

  • Handlebars: Anlun straight bar Chrome

  • Grips: Fuan F1 White over Black

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 3 Black (Rear only)

  • Brake Cables: Dated 84 Dia Compe Blue (Rear only)

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe MX 900 Black (Rear only)

  • Pedals: Victor VP300 Black Plastic

  • Cranks: Sugino One Piece 175mm

 

Chrome 1984 Haro Master - 3rd Generation Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White or Chrome 100% 4130 Chromoly tubing

  • Wheels: Skyway Tuff Wheel II with rear Coaster Brake - White

  • Hubs: Skyway Loose Ball

  • Tires: National Panaracer 1.75 x 20

  • Chain: TYC Nickel

  • Chainring & Spider: Sugino 43T Blue Anodized

  • Bottom Bracket: Sugino Loose Ball

  • Headset: Hatta MX100 Anodized Blue

  • Seat Post: Anlun Smooth Layback Chrome

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Blue Anodized

  • Seat: Viscount 2169 Stamped Haro on the nose and Rear Blue

  • Stem: Redline Forklifter

  • Handlebars: Anlun Straight Bar Chrome

  • Grips: Oakley B2 Blue

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 3 Blue

  • Brake Cables: Dated 84 Dia Compe Green

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe MX 1000 Blue

  • Pedals: MKS Grafight - X Black

  • Cranks: Sugino CT175 Three Piece

 

 

Chrome 1985 Haro FST - Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White, Blue, Chrome, Green, Blue -100% Chromoly tubing

  • Rims: UKAI Alloy 1.75 x 20" Silver

  • Hubs: Suzue Small Flange

  • Spokes: Asahi Chrome

  • Tires: National Panaracer 1.75 x 20"

  • Chain: KMC Nickel

  • Chainring & Spider: Anlun 44T with Anlun Spider

  • Bottom Bracket: Tange

  • Headset: Tange MX2

  • Seat Post: Anlun Smooth Lay Back (early) Haro Fluted Lay Back (late)

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Silver alloy (except on White & Chrome Bikes Blue Anodized)

  • Seat: Viscount Dominator White or Blue

  • Stem Anlun: AL-501 S Freestyle - Anodized Blue top and Silver base

  • Handlebars: Anlun straight bar

  • Grips: Faun Ame TRI White

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4 Silver alloy (except on White & Chrome Bikes they are Blue Anodized)

  • Brake Cables: Dated 85 Dia Compe White (except on White & Chrome Bikes they are Blue)

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe FS 890 Silver Alloy (except on White & Chrome Bikes they are Blue Anodized)

  • Pedals: Victor VP300 Black Plastic

  • Cranks: Sugino One Piece 175mm

 

Chrome 1985 Haro Sport - Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White, Blue, Chrome 100% 4130 Chromoly tubing

  • Wheels: Peregrine Master Mags

  • Hubs: Peregrine Loose Ball Bearing

  • Tires: Panaracer Freestyle 1.75 x 20" Black with tan wall

  • Chain: KMC Nickel Plated

  • Chainring & Spider: Anlun Super Duralumin 44t with Anlun Power Disc

  • Bottom Bracket: Tange

  • Headset: Tange MX2

  • Seat Post: Anlun Smooth Lay Back (early) Haro Fluted Lay Back (late)

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Silver

  • Seat: Viscount Dominator White

  • Stem Anlun AL-501 S Freestyle- Anodize blue top and base (or silver base in some instances)

  • Handlebars: Haro Freestyle Chrome

  • Grips: Faun Ame TRI White

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4 Silver alloy

  • Brake Cables: Dates 85 Dia Compe White

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe FS 880 Silver alloy, with White Dia Compe Pads

  • Pedals: Victor VP300 Black Plastic

  • Cranks: Sugino One Piece 175mm

 

Chrome 1985 Haro Master - Complete Bike Specs

  • Frame: White, Neon Green, Chrome 100% 4130 Chromoly tubing

  • Wheels: Skyway Tuff Wheel II with rear Suntour Coaster Brake

  • Hubs: Skyway Loose Ball Bearing

  • Tires: Panaracer Freestyle 1.75 x 20" Black with tan wall

  • Chain: KMC Nickel

  • Chainring & Spider: Sugino 42t Anodized Blue

  • Bottom Bracket: Sugino - Sealed

  • Headset: Hatta MX 10 Steel Chrome plated

  • Seat Post: Anlun Smooth Lay Back (early) Haro Fluted Lay Back (late)

  • Seat Post Clamp: Dia Compe Hinged Blue Anodized

  • Seat: Viscount Dominator White with Blue Foil Lettering

  • Stem: Redline Forklifter Silver Alloy

  • Handlebars: Haro Freestyle Chrome

  • Grips: Oakley B2 Blue

  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4 Blue

  • Brake Cables: 85 Dated Dia Compe Blue

  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe FS 880 Anodized Blue Alloy with White Dia Compe Pads

  • Pedals: MKS Grafight-X

  • Cranks: Sugino or Redline 400 Flight Cranks 180mm