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Dramatic Re-Creation (for Science)

September 29, 2009

1983 BMX PLUS BOB HARO Cover bike JTFreestyle2
If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered “What if Bob Haro hadn’t had a full length seat post?” What would BMX be like?

I know it’s hard to believe, but the photo on the right is fake. The photo on the left is a photo of an exact replica (so I guess that one is sort of fake too) of Bob Haro’s bike from the cover of BMX Plus in 1983. I’ve taken the liberty (for illustration purposes, and for science) of altering said photo to show what things may have looked like if Bob had been anti-post.

It looks a bit silly, doesn’t it? This would have altered history, and all but eliminated Surfers, various balance tricks, miami hopper variations and more. It would have been far less crit, and far less sano. Had things started this way from the get-go, bikes could have evolved into, well, this:
zoot scoot

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 6, 2010 12:20 am

    Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do šŸ™‚

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