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Old 12-07-08, 08:26 AM
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New rider...need expirenced help

ive been riding now for three months and love everything about it.Im not as expirenced as most riders on here. Ive just bought my first bike, 08 haro f3, i hope is a good bike.?.. or what can i change about the bike to make it ok. Is the frame worth putting expensive parts on????...what should i start with? HELP
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Old 12-07-08, 09:44 AM
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I'm also a noob, but I'm fairly sure that teh F3 is a good beginner frame. it's better than mine, at least. I've got a Diamondback Grind ('04), and a pimped out Mole. if you want to do some easy mods on the F3, take off the front brakes, and switch the rear ones from gyro to linear cable.I'd also get a new seat, that one's kinda lame.
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Old 12-07-08, 11:36 AM
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That looks to be a nice Haro. Anything chromoly is a +, and on your bike it includes the Fork, Cranks, Frame. I would remove the front brake and get rid of the gyro. Haros arent all that great of bikes, but you have a nice one. Looks a bit heavy though.
What will you be using your bike for?

PS: That seat looks a bit big, should slam it and get a slimmer seat. Just my .02
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Old 12-07-08, 12:40 PM
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Wow that looks like a pretty sick haro.
Here's a link to the bike. https://www.harobikes.com/bmx/tab2_subNav3.php
So i would take the front brake off, if you don't really use your brakes, take your rear off to.
If you want to spend some money and lose some weight get pivotal seat/post.
Haro pedals are so bad, get some plastics.
That's all i can think of that is pretty cheap.
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Old 12-07-08, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Punx View Post
Wow that looks like a pretty sick haro.
take your rear off to.
get pivotal seat/post.
get some plastics.
That's all i can think of that is pretty cheap.
Or he could just, not be like every other trendy bmx kid these days...
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Old 12-07-08, 05:23 PM
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Personally I wouldn't put expensive parts on the frame because it isn't full chromoly.
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Old 12-07-08, 07:18 PM
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its not full chromoly and it has all unsealed bearings. not really worth putting to much money into it.

it is an extremly heavy bike since it has 2 brakes and 4 pegs among other things. You could always do some little things like bars, forks, and maybe a back wheel to help with things
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Originally Posted by sonic six13 View Post
its not full chromoly and it has all unsealed bearings. not really worth putting to much money into it.

it is an extremly heavy bike since it has 2 brakes and 4 pegs among other things. You could always do some little things like bars, forks, and maybe a back wheel to help with things
I wouldn't really call the back wheel a little thing.
Just ride the bike and replace parts as they break, it's the best way.
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Old 12-16-08, 10:44 AM
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just ride it. don't worry about fancy expensive parts. keep it running and replace parts when they break or get worn out.
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