1983 BMX PLUS had a subscription offer and would receive a free Bob Haro Poster. Here is an exact replica of the bike as it was lofted into an awesome aerial by Bob.
The major differences between Bob's BMX Plus cover and the poster bikes:
* Oakley B1B grips
* Haro Tech Plate
* Dia-Compe Tech III levers
* Schwinn Maximizer 710 tires
Bob and Ron Wilton did a show here in Minnesota and the bike now had Blue/White B1B's and Pro Neck spider/sprocket since he was breaking Redline Flight gears due to all the coaster brake action.
Been a fan of Bob's since his first Moline's artwork was in Bicycle Motocross Action in the 70's. He continued to blow me away with his art and then the how-to on the Rockwalk. I always did various moves and wheelies while goofing around but the how-to's solidified my need to express myself on my bike other than racing.
Bob got freestyle rollin' in the 70's and when I met him for the first time at the 1981 Rondo Classic, he showed me that bike riding has no bounds...it's infinite. I started to ride more and more freestyle and when the first Haro Freestyler came out I had to be the first to get one. Started performing in 1982 and still doin' it today!
Here's an original that started it all and glad to be a part of something from the beginning. My bike has evolved over time and this is a tribute to Bob and all of Freestyle. Oh, Bob was blown away when I sent him pictures of the bike before Rockford '07
Thanks Bob and Torker for makin' this gnarly frame & fork. The best times of my life were when riding this Freestyler!!!
Frame - Haro Freestyler owned by J.T. since 1982 with original tan grip tape and signed by Bob Haro & Ron Wilton in 1983
Fork - Haro Freestyler J.T.'s original
Bars - Vector Bob Haro Signature with blue flex fighter
Grips - Oakley B1B's
Plate - Haro Tech with exact stickers and zip ties as seen on the BMX Plus Poster
Brake lever - Dia-Compe Tech III with lever covers
Caliper - Dia-Compe MX-1000's
Brake pads - Skyway Pro black with chrome fins
Headset - Tange
Wheels - Skyway Graphites with Generation I Campy hubs, Suntour coaster brake, and blue plastic valve caps (details)
Front Tire - Schwinn Maximizer 710
Rear Tire - Schwinn Maximizer 710
Chain - Torque
Chain ring - Redline and later Pro Neck spider & Chain ring
Cranks - 1982 Redline flights with pinch bolt
Bottom Bracket - Hadley sealed in rare gold
Pedals - KKT rat traps
Seat - Cycle Pro Shotgun seat without shotgun holes, rare (properly placed dark rivets, not silver)
Seat post - Chrome-moly
Seat post clamp - Suntour
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
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