I spotted this frame and fork last year and had to have it because of it's over-sized main tube and cool geometry. There aren't many DV8s to be found as a reference for restoration so I rebuilt it with custom parts, colors and decals. The rear dropouts were enlarged to accept a 14mm axle and 9t casette freewheel. A very solid, one of a kind, mid-school rider. This bike is also one of 12 winners of the BMX Museum winter build off and is featured as the January bike of the 2011 calendar.
FRAME: 1998 Haro DV8 Megatube
FORK: Haro HEADSET: Stock Haro
STEM: SR BARS: Haro [unkown] copies
DETANGLER: 1" Gyro with Odyssey detangler mechanisim (brand new)
GRIPS: A'me rounds (brand new)
BRAKE LEVERS: Dia Compe Tech 77 (brand new)
BRAKES: Dia-Compe 883 Nippon (brand new)
BRAKE PADS: Kool Stop (brand new)
CRANKSET: FSA 180mm
BOTTOM BRACKET: Odyssey sealed cartridge (brand new)
PEDALS: Haro Recycled PC Pedals (brand new)
CHAINRING: Primo 25t (brand new)
CHAIN: Yaban S410 nickel & black BMX chain (brand new)
FRONT WHEEL: Aray 7X copy (brand new), unsealed low flange hub
REAR WHEEL: Aray 7X copy (brand new), Macneil sealed cartridge casette, 9t
SPOKES: Stainless steel (brand new)
PEGS: Steel x4 (brand new)
TIRES: Odyssey Frequency G Klyte Tanwall Tire 1.85" (brand new)
SEAT: Viscount Dominator (brand new)
SEATPOST: Uno microadjust layback (brand new)
SEAT CLAMP: Haro
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I've owned a few Dynos over my lifetime but this one is the newest to date. This started out as a pretty plain, dark blue Compe with a lot of weathered parts. I shined up what I could and replaced several others from porkchopbmx.com. I've always loved the sticker bomb look so I went for it on this one. It's the epitome of mid-school bikes (or tanks) as it weighs about 38 lbs. Stay out of its path... ;-)
Posted by Wired at 1:36 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010
Another bike I always coveted but never owned was a GT Pro Series racer. This '95 GT Fueler has all the looks and style of the older race bikes with bigger and beefier tubes and dropouts, which I like (and need). I really enjoy mixing old-school flair into a newer model bike and this one turned way better than I expected. The rims came from an older Robinson I picked up on Craigslist and really didn't go with the red, white and blue decals on that chrome frame. I created these custom decals to match the wheels and everything else just fell into place. One light (26.5 lbs) and fast bike, it's a blast to ride.
Posted by Wired at 9:39 AM
Friday, October 22, 2010
Another lucky find on Craigslist was this '88 Haro Invert. When I picked it up it was in bad shape and was missing a few parts to make it rideable. I stripped it all the way down then built it back up in a custom color with custom '89 decals. A fun build that turned out pretty much like I envisioned in my head before I started. Man, I love these Haros!
Posted by Wired at 5:28 AM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I never owned a Haro Master but would pick one up in a second if the price were right. Haro Zippos are a little more readily available so I grabbed this when I saw it for sale and performed a retro restoration on it. The Zippos resemble older Masters in a lot of ways while also giving you a little more strength (and weight). I spotted a chrome Master on bmxmuseum.com with these same decals and it gave me the inspiration to build this Zippo up old-school style.
Posted by Wired at 12:39 PM
The first Dyno to pop up locally on Craigslist since I caught the BMX bug again and I had to have it. It hung for about six months before I finally got around to restoring it. The parts that came with it weren't that spectacular so many of them were replaced with brand new items from porkchopbmx.com. It actually turned out a lot cooler than I expected. It sold quickly so my eye is open for another chrome one.
Posted by Wired at 12:17 PM