Monday, July 29, 2013

Haro Master repaint 2013


Right now I'm in the process of getting a fresh look to my 1987 Master. In 2006, I started a cleanup of the bike. I kept in sunfaded survivor mode. Mainly, removing all the surface rust. Rusty Bars (sounds like a porn star)

I debated whether or not to repaint it to the original red paint one day, but getting it cleaned and ridable was the main thing at that time. Here are pics of that process.

Haro on Haight

So here we are in 2013, the bike is once again going through metamorphosis. I always liked the 1988 Haro team bikes. I distinctly remember some of them riding black models. It's kinda like then a pro sports team makes a black variant of their team jerseys. Liking the black scheme and knowing it'll be easier for West Coast Powder Coating to do, I decided to go to the dark side. Here are some progress pics.

 26 year old stickers off
Stripping the paint

More to come. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


From my friend Chris: "5/12 @ 20:45, in the Metreon Parking Garage my bike was stolen. Fuji Roubaix ACR 3.0. Gray with red and black trimmings. Reflective spokes, Shimano 105 pedals, and a monkey electric light on the rear wheel. The saddle has a Viva Los Vegas ribbon tied onto the rails. And a zynga sticker on the seat post. Sentimental over anything this bike meant so much to me and Mayumi."

The Mini and the Mustache

Current pic I've been riding the Soma a lot lately. I finally decided to swap out the road drops for some mustache bars. I considered getting the Nitto RM-16 (same as my XO). But decided on the Soma 3-Speed Mustache Bars to keep it all brand match-ey. This was mainly to alleviate the problem of hitting my knees on the shifters as I climb.

The Soma model has longer flat sections and is a bit narrower than the Nitto. Harley wrap Soma 3-Speed Mustache bars

Here's what it looks like now. Soma

And as far climbing goes, I don't have the accidental shift problem anymore. Big-ringed the 3 B******s