The sport of BMX freestyle (or lifestyle or however you want to call it) is still rather young, so young that the originators are still alive. The creators of our sport made it over to Cologne once again and a show was put on by the sickest team that paved the way for many of us; Team Haro. Dave Nourie, Brian Blyther, and Ron Wilkerson travelled America and the world to promote BMX freestyle in the early eighties and now, being in their fourties, they once again stepped on their original bikes and put on a show at the 2012 BMX Freestyle world’s in Cologne, Germany.
But they got some help in the form of Mike Dominguez who had built some ramps at home to get some practice in before hitting this show. Mike has been on Team Haro at some point and is a true BMX freestyle hero throwing 900-s over canyons back in the day and the highest fakie airs possible. Next to Mike the godfather of BMX freestyle was present; Bob Haro. He got on the mic for a few words before the show started and it was
So there wasn't a specific reason why I wanted to restore this bike, besides that I always kept the 1998 S&M Warpig frame and Pitchfork w/peg bosses I rode in 1998 and I knew one day I wanted to bring it back exactly the way I rode it, especially since bikes are more then half the weight nowadays and perhaps it gives kids a perspective on how fortunate they are these days. Lifting it right now, I wonder how I rode this beast, weighing a lot less myself back then.
Retrieving parts wasn't easy, especially the Graveyard sprocket,