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Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 9/30/2020 5:49 PM

That’s pretty sweet looking for a loaner. Your buddy is lucky to have a friend who is generous. Good on you bro!

Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 9/30/2020 5:00 PM

That’s crazy stuff man. Looks like a blast.

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/30/2020 3:30 PM

Yeah. I’m not real up to speed on the ins and outs of why someone might run taller or shorter bars, only that I believe a taller set of bars would be more aesthetically pleasing on this bike. Also, these bars are really short. I believe the specs say ... more »

Reply to New DK legend 26 and what's up... 9/30/2020 2:50 PM

40 year old dude here, and just wanted to say that I’m diggin that bike. The chrome frame and just the overall layout of it looks very old school, and very well proportioned. I think those taller bars really help and that seat has such a classic vibe ... more »

Reply to The "I went riding today" -thread 9/30/2020 1:57 PM

Reading the posts here, looking at the pics, and watching the vids is both awesome, and depressing. Realizing how awesome a lot of you guys are at this and the physical work it takes for y’all to get that way helps me to realize just how out of shape

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Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/30/2020 12:55 PM

I think last years model was like a lime green color which I would have snagged up in an instant. Still, as a child of the 80’s... I dig the colors on this one well enough.

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/30/2020 10:49 AM

Fortyseven... You know, the thought of white bars has crossed my mind, but I am hesitant for one reason... then I would be tempted to go white on a few other parts. Specifically, my old Freestyler had white Skyway mags and I loved them. However, I’m ... more »

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/30/2020 7:53 AM

Chrome bars are a real possibility sometime down the road, and I am thinking around 9.0 would be about right for this setup. Still, I think I’m going to give it just a while to grow on me as is, and do some shopping around in the meanwhile. If I do end ... more »

Reply to Is this a good bike? 9/29/2020 8:45 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but it’s been a long time since I was up to speed on the BMX scene. Back in my day, Mongoose was awesome. What happened? I mean, to me that bike looks pretty slick. Any insight?

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 5:59 PM

Just like one that I had back in those days as well... only bigger. I’m sooo glad I didn’t buy a smaller bike though as this one has a 22.5” frame and I don’t know how comfy I’d be on one any shorter.

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 4:39 PM

The brakes required a lot of adjustment right out of the gate as they were tight enough to heavily restrict the rear wheel from spinning even when the brake wasn’t engaged. Once I got them adjusted, I realized that they are very touchy for my liking. ... more »

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 2:32 PM

Already on my list of wants. These bars are hella low for my tastes, but I will probably hold off for a while and just ride it as is. Aside from the bars (which I’d want about 2 inches higher), the touchy assed brakes are in jeopardy of being MIA, and ... more »

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 2:28 PM

Thanks man. And, it does seem very light to me although I’ve been out of the game for so long that I have no idea what most bikes weigh these days.

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 2:08 PM

It is. Heat treated 6061 T6.

Reply to Got my 2021 Haro Freestyler DMC Legend 24 9/29/2020 2:05 PM

Thanks man! I am on cloud 9.

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/28/2020 8:54 PM

Thanks fellas. Like I said, I realize it isn’t the end of the world. Still, there is little in life that is more disappointing than having something you’re really excited for not show up when it is supposed to. I will get over it. As for the bike itself, ... more »

Reply to I bought a bike!! 9/28/2020 6:20 PM

Man, I am kinda bummed. So, according to FedEx tracking, my bike arrived in my city yesterday, and was promised for delivery today by the end of the day. I was so excited to get the bike, that I stayed home just to be here to sign for the delivery. Well, ... more »

Reply to Spray Painting a... Tire?! 9/27/2020 9:37 PM

Nicely done man!

Reply to Been a while 9/27/2020 9:34 PM

That definitely is a bummer all the way around. Try not to stress more than you have to though. I had a heart attack a few years ago, and was back to work with a couple of stents in a matter of a few days. Believe it or not, arthritis (rheumatoid) has ... more »

Reply to Let's see 'em... 22/24/26" BMX bikes! 9/27/2020 7:05 AM

That really sucks man. I spent just shy of 20 years locking up the assholes of society before health forced me to call it quits. Rest assured that the type of scumbag that steals a bicycle is most likely living a miserable existence and won’t likely ... more »