Sunday, July 25, 2010

2002 Haro Backtrail Pro

This Backtrail was a testbed for making my own decals on white decal paper. I found a Ferrari font and used it to change up the look of the bike. The Tuff wheels are new graphites with sealed bearings and ride just like I remember Tuffs from back in the day. With such a long top tube this bike fits large riders really well and rode like a dream at the skatepark. After I rode it a few times I changed the look to help it sell. See the last pic...

I changed a few parts to take it new school and it sold right away on Craigslist.

Friday, July 23, 2010

1997 Redline Proline AL

I rode a chrome Redline MX-II back in 1982 and, once I saw some really nice looking mid-school racers on, I knew I had to have one in my stable again (at least for a short while). This was my third complete restoration and my first shot at making my own decals. The AL stands for aluminum and this was one light and fast racer. I rode it one day with the Denver BMX guys then listed it on Craigslist. It sold within 24 hours. Now looking for another one... ;-)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

1999 Dyno Zone (Compe Retro)

In the late 80's my brother bought a blue Dyno Compe. It eventually became mine and then moved on to someone else. I spent a lot of time learning freestyle tricks on that Dyno and today it brings back a lot of great memories. I've been watching for Dynos on Craigslist and recently found two of them. I rebuilt this 99 Zone to look a lot like my 87 Compe. It rides even better than my old school version did.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2003 Haro Mirra Air 540

Ever since I laid eyes on a 2004 Haro Retro Freestyler I've wanted one. Since last year I've found two Haro Mirra Air 540s which are the closest style frame to the retros. I didn't have any bikes in green so far but had been building one in my mind since last year. I decided to let the ideas out and do a custom retro Freestyler. This bike rides like a dream at the skateparks.

I switched out a few parts before submitting it to a contest...