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Old 01-30-13, 06:07 PM   #1
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Help me with year/value - 80's Haro Extreme

I picked up this very 80's Haro, and I can't seem to find anything like it online. Trust me, I googled the heck out of this thing. Maybe I have the only one

Anyway, it's in decent condition for it's age, totally rideable.
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Old 01-30-13, 07:07 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-13, 07:27 PM   #3
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It is in decent condition. It still isn't worth more than $150 at the most. Geometry and riding styles have changed so much, this is isn't much more than a reliable commuter with which you can jump curbs and take gravel paths.
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Geometry and riding styles have changed so much
I'll say! The seatstays are the same length as the top tube.
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Laugh all you want, Dminor.. or try researching those parts on ebay. The pedals recently sold for $65. That's right... the pedals alone sold for $65. The rims, without spokes, cogs or hubs, go for about $40. Old Deore thumbshifters? $35. Crank arms/chainrings- $35. Who knows what that neck is worth... can't find one like it on ebay. I'd bet you dollars to donuts that I could sell the frame alone for $30-$40.

Believe it or not, there's a market for retro MTB parts.

Like I said, I tried to research this thing without enlisting the help... emphasis on the word help... of this forum. Anyone have a clue what year it is, or should I just go ahead and email Haro directly, with the serial #?
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I can't imagine anyone paying $40 for a 25 year old rim. As for the age of the bike, I'll guess it's from '86-'88 based on the paint and the geometry. You might also want to post in the Classic and Vintage forum. They might have more relevant insight or at least a way to figure it out.
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I can't imagine anyone paying $40 for a 25 year old rim. As for the age of the bike, I'll guess it's from '86-'88 based on the paint and the geometry. You might also want to post in the Classic and Vintage forum. They might have more relevant insight or at least a way to figure it out.

Price was for the pair of rims, not just one...

Seeing is believing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHEELSET-W-S...item1e7524ce98

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Araya-RM-20-...item4d08e0dcd2
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Your assigment then, y2kh8r, is to part that gem out and report back to us with a complete spreadsheet documenting how you fared. Then subtract what you paid for it. And wow us all.
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Looks *****en ! I dig it! --- I gotta admit , i have an attic full of cool old mtb's and road bikes , to include a Marin Team Ti and a Yeti FRO to top the list, but i spend all my time riding either my new(ish) Santa Cruz Superlight or my Litespeed road bike --- The new stuff is so good i dont even mess with the nostalgic stuff anymore

That said, that Haro is a damn cool bike --- if it were my size, i would have been tempted to add it to my mini museum myself for the right price
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pretty cool retro mtb. never seen inline bottle cages on the dt like that before.
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