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 Post subject: 1991 Haro Extreme
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:19 am 
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Ok so this came up at a police auction a few weeks back and it was pretty difficult to tell what year or model it was from the one poor picture that was available, especially as it showed a completely different colour to the frame in reality - see first picture below.
Anyway, I went for it anyway and when I picked it up was pleasantly surprised and the amount of original LX kit still on it. I've only had to replace cable, chain and tyres and add a seat & post.
I rode it at the Sherwood Pines ride on Sunday and must say, despite being slightly too big for me it rides great and is very agile and flickable.
The pictures of mine and from the weekend's ride don't seem to manage to do the bright pink paintwork justice - it really is 90's neon goodness :D :D :D

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Frame: Haro Extreme 4130
Fork: Tange Straight Blade
Headset: Ritchey
Stem: Haro
Handlebar: Haro (Massively oversized) Team Extreme Wing Bar
Grips: Haro Original
Brakes: Deore LX M550 Front Canti, Rear U Brake
Cantilever Cable Hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano Four Finger (more like two hand !)
Shifters: Shimano Deore LX M550 Rapid Fire
Front Derailleur: Deore LX M550
Rear Derailleur: Deore LX M550
Cassette: Shimano
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano Deore LX M550
Chainrings: Shimano Deore LX M550
Bottom Bracket: Shimano SG
Pedals: Shimano PDM525
Quick Releases: Shimano Deore LX M550
Rims: Ritchey Vantage Comp
Hubs: Shimano Deore LX M550
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Continental Cross Country 1.5
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Kalloy
Weight: A little heavier than it feels when you're riding it !


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:20 am 
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very nice

we was just talking about these as robmac fixed a puncture on sunday

think paul hinton used to stunt on one


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love it! dont understand why pink always comes out red or orange though


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Very cool, I'd love to stumble across one of these in the states


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Always had a bit of a soft spot for these (neon green was the one for me BITD :roll: :oops: :lol: ), and you've done a cracking job on the build too 8) 8) 8)


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I used to work in a pub in the English Lake district in the late 90's. We had a pair of mtb riding guests staying and I took them on a tour of Skiddaw (around the back via dash falls if anybody knows the area). One of the riders had one of these Haro frames and while I appreciate the retro appeal, I really have to say I still think it's one of the ugliest frames I've seen. Would I own one if it was given to me? Absolutely!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Awesome!!

I just bought one of these in that colour scheme on a whim, Its a cool bike and yours is more original, Need Wing bars and 550 LX bits arrgh. Great score there dude.


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