Kneesavers ID?

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4/27/2017 12:04 PM

Hey vital. Picked these up off a parts guy. I paid 10 bucks for em. I doubt they are Haro's as they aren't concave and have no chevron. All I can see is mx-15 4130 stamped on em. Any Ideas?
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4/27/2017 2:03 PM

what do you mean by "aren't concave" ?

I think haro made some race style bars like that or low end bars for completes, so who knows. THey could be haro bars but not the 'higher end' ones.

You're guess is as good as mine. They look cool though. I'd run 'em.

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4/27/2017 2:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/27/2017 2:21 PM

Oh i didn't know Haro made bars without the concave or the chevrons so i was pretty certain but cool, Mystery hope !
I know GT made some and I think free agent used to make a few sets back in the day too, There does appear to be some sort of symbol stamped above the MX-15 4130 but its pretty far gone. It looks like it may be an old Redline symbol????? Maybe sorta? only the last bottom half of the symbol is there...Just want to ID them because Im weird like that. They look so close to the 89 Haro's...

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4/27/2017 2:45 PM

Haro made kneesavers for years, there's bound to be a few different variations of them

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4/27/2017 5:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/27/2017 5:33 PM

I think they're knockoffs due to no chevron. There is NO WAY that any informed seller would sell genuine vintage Haro kneesavers for 10 bucks. They are very expensive bars and rather hard to acquire without a good amount of money/connections/luck.

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4/27/2017 5:58 PM

Super-Pawl wrote:

I think they're knockoffs due to no chevron. There is NO WAY that any informed seller would sell genuine vintage Haro ...more

I found both conflicting and supporting info for this statement.

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4/27/2017 10:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/27/2017 10:36 PM

He was definitely not an informed seller. He had about 8 truck loads of junk. A few really rusted old completes and a macniel stem he tried to sell me like 8 frames and a bunch of junk for 50. When he figured out I semi knew what I was talking about his prices went up and he started to ask about every single part he thought he could list. I informed him he had a bunch of entry level completes and best of luck. Grabbed the bars and jetted. I don't think we will ever know until I get that symbol id. I am going to go with redline as the symbol looks to be the bottom half of the og logo. I'm pulling these duo homans off and replacing them with some ODI longnecks tomorrow and I will try to get a shot for you guys. At any rate they are nice to ride and I'm really digging the look.
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8/5/2018 3:01 AM

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8/5/2018 3:04 AM

Think this is what you were talking about? I have a few sets of these bars, was also wondering the same thing as I also have a old school early 80s 1" threaded stem block with this branding. HL-mx

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8/5/2018 6:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/5/2018 6:08 AM

This thread has a little more info...https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=502946

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Don’t put 25.4 bars in a 22.2 stem.

8/5/2018 6:08 AM

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Don’t put 25.4 bars in a 22.2 stem.

8/5/2018 6:32 AM

I thought Bc was back LOL

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8/5/2018 7:42 AM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

I thought Bc was back LOL

Me too!

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8/5/2018 10:33 AM

Those are the haro kneesavers before their 1988 model for racing because the top bar is higher up compared to the freestyle one.

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8/5/2018 2:07 PM

thetor88 wrote:

Those are the haro kneesavers before their 1988 model for racing because the top bar is higher up compared to the freestyle ...more

So HL made bars for the big brand bikes before they became big brand bikes and made there own bars? I also have an old school 1984 HL-mx 1 inch threaded stem block with same stamping.

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8/5/2018 5:05 PM

those aint kneesavers theyre some cheapo bars off some walmart retail store bike you know like "NEXT" Photo

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