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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:47 pm 
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I know nothing about BMX. I had a Raleigh Burner as a kid, which seem to recall was fantastic, and probably bought me more fun than any bike I have owned since.

Anyway, I have just got this to do up:

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I know nothing about it, except that Haro are reasonable quality, and that this BMX is not exactly retro. I was hoping that some of you may be able to offer some advice on what it is I have. It looks like it could be an interesting project for me, as I will have to learn about a whole new bicycle area that I know nothing about. I spoke to a couple of freinds who are ex BMX, and they tell me the trend was to take your front brake off, which explains why it is missing!

Jobs to do:

Sort out the rear hub, lots of sideways movement...

Get the brake working, not sure whether to get another front or not.

Sort out the rusty bits, a lot of the black parts need touching in / respraying. I like the frame colour, so that's staying, and would like to keep as original as possible.

Feel free to tell me if this bike isn't up to much, I thought it would be an interesting project, for those of you more versed in the ways of BMX may have the opposite view!

So any comments / advice is actively encouraged and greatly appreciated, in short, what would you do with this bike?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:15 am 
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Go the rear hub sorted last night, the usual thing, axle bolts were loose as the hub has become gritty.

So now it's on to the cleaning up!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:43 pm 
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ok, so I have now found out that his is an F4, probably about 5 years old, nothing special then, nothing special now!

I will continue to sort it out regardless, as I am interested to see what it rides like when it's all done. Messing around with bikes is always a pleasure!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Keep at it mate,its always good to have a bmx or two knocking about :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Thanks, love the photo!

I have cleaned most of the parts up now, just need an upper giro cable set and some grips...


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