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 Post subject: Haro Mary
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:27 pm
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Location: Kent
Nice bike mate, was thinking of getting one myself. What does it ride like and is it heavy?


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 11:02 pm
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Stripped the bike down at the start of the year in preparation for powdercoat and rebuild. Paint was looking very tired after 3 years of being my go to bike. Finally put it in in March - went with baby blue, same colour as the singlespeed version of the Mary:

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I used ESP in Glasgow, pretty good experience. They've got a wee 'showroom' (actually a container with sample parts powdercoated in the colours that they do). Guy I spoke to was very good, made a point of making sure I saw the sample in broad daylight, so I knew exactly what I was getting. Threads, BB and headtube seemed to have been masked very well, even the tiny holes for the rear-hanger look clear! According to a recent thread on Singletrack, they're used by some of the bike shops in Glasgow when they want a frame powdercoated.

Cost me £60 all in, and that included a seatpost (aye, I know, it might not fit any more, but since it never fit properly when it was shimmed, maybe it will now). Took about a week to do, but I wasn't in a rush for it. When I took it in in a Tuesday, he reckoned he'd have had it done on the Friday.

Fast forward to May - Had day off work, so popped down to Halfords for a can of Ford Ivory White, and got busy with the masking tape:

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Reasonably happy with the end result (passes the 10 foot test) and can now start building it up again...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 11:02 pm
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Finally built it back up a couple of weeks ago.

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Charge saddle and new Oury grips, plus new Deore brakes with some natty blue Superstar hoses.

I've went 1x10 with an SLX shifter, short cage clutch Zee mech and 11-36 cassette and the Works Components 32t front ring - It's got alternating thickness teeth, so combined with the clutch mech, apparently there's no need for a chain guide. So far so good, no dropped chains yet.

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Still running the original forks (which could do with a service), and I'd really like a nice new (and lighter) wheelset, plus I need to come up with some decals for the downtube, but reasonably happy with the way it's turned out.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:41 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:09 am
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Location: Devon
Looks so good. Not a fan of seatpost but bike looks so right overall.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:18 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Cheers coomber, I know what you mean about the seatpost - I regret not getting the stem done instead, it would have been much more subtle. Having said that, the seatpost has grown on me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:20 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Devon
Just takes some getting used to! Stems are more common I guess. Lovely colour that blue.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:48 pm
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Hi All,
Just put my 18" 2008 Haro Mary 29er SS up the For Sale board if anyone is interested
Cheers
Vern


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