All My Bikes: 9, Haro Group 1
by Chris Piascik
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After my Balance AL550 got stolen I went bikeless for a good amount of time. For a while I wasn’t even interested but inevitably the bicycle bug bit back hard. Unfortunately I was a broke teenager so I had to make due with what I could get cheap. A kid in my neighborhood had a really nice Haro Group 1—unfortunately he had accidentally dropped a cinder block off of his roof onto it (I still have no idea why he was on his roof with a cinder block). Luckily, his father was a welder and was able to repair the crack the impact had caused—it wasn’t pretty though. So, he got a new bike and sold me the Haro for next to nothing. I liked the Group 1—it looked unique to other frames with its wishbone seatstays and curved toptube. I fixed the ugly weld issue with a sticker. This bike is also the bike I started riding brakeless on. My reasoning? I couldn’t keep the back wheel straight enough to not rub.