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Old 01-05-06, 02:31 AM
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Haro Zippo - opinions please.

Firstly - HOLA!!

I am a total newb to BMX and am desperately searching for a cheap but decent bike.

I've seen a Haro Zippo on ebay for ultimate cheapness and I'm totally smitten by it. I've had a search on here and the few posts I can see regarding it make it sound like a rubbish bike. Botha kids bike and really old. :[]

The one I am thinking of getting is 4 years old and looks fantastic and is only 40.00 (so far)

Can I have some honest opinions please.

I'm 31 and 161 pounds with the mind of a 17 year old and the body to match


Here's a pic btw:

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Old 01-05-06, 01:19 PM
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I had that bike when I started riding bmx when I was 13, split top tube and all. I bent the cranks badly, broke the seat post in two landing a gap and almost punctured my underside but other than that, the bike held up allright for the year I rode it, but at 31 you might be doing more than I was back then. I just rode around alot, tried bunnyhopping and learned feeble grinds on it. I dont know how much US dollars that is, but if it's about $50 it would be okay. I wouldnt spend $100 for it. It wil be okay, but you WILL need to upgrade eventually. You usually get what you pay for in bmx. Also, check what the shipping is, that might kill you after you've paid for the bike.
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Those look like anti-manual dropouts.
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The rear slot is horizontal theres just a huge piece of unneeded metal hanging on the bottom there.
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Maybe that's to protect the huge 17t freehweel?
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Old 01-05-06, 06:38 PM
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16t, but, yes, that's the reason why it has large dropouts.
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i got one. it is good once you start off but for anything more you will want a better bike.

and the dropouts are not like that on mine, so i dont know what is going on there.
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Do you have the equivalant of a Target or wal-mart? Buy the cheapest bike you can find and trash it. It will be heavy but it wont break as easily as the haro you are looking at. If you dont like the flashy stickers it comes with, strip it and paint it with spray paint, doesnt take long if you put some thought into it. This is exactly how I got back into bmx at 33 & 170lbs. The bike was 60$us and its now my trampoline bike.
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We just sold our trampoline.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Garcia
Do you have the equivalant of a Target or wal-mart?
i dont really ride bmx anymore. fully converted over to mtbing now

i like to post on the board though.
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Originally Posted by zx108
i dont really ride bmx anymore. fully converted over to mtbing now

i like to post on the board though.

That was meant for the original poster of this thread not you.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Garcia
That was meant for the original poster of this thread not you.
oooh ok.
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why are your handle bars up so far
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They're not his bars, the bike is on ebay..
And that bike is no doubt definately better quality than a target or wal-mart bike and it seems it will be cheaper.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Garcia
it wont break as easily as the haro you are looking at

I have a hard time believing that. Walmart bikes are complete crap, a haro is probably at least one big step up from those.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I have a hard time believing that. Walmart bikes are complete crap, a haro is probably at least one big step up from those.

hi-ten steel = wraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[edit] mine even had MAG wheels, still rode it at the skate park.
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Thanks for the info guys.

I managed to get myself a brand new GT Tour instead.

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