2004 Nyquist R Pro Taiwan Aftermarket
Similarly to the 2004 Mirra S351 Pro Taiwan Aftermarket frame and the 03 USA made S351 there’s not much information on the 2004 Nyquist R Pro Taiwan Aftermarket frame. However I was glad to get a couple of pictures of this frame and the ad it was featured in. Can you believe there’s only one of these frames known to be out in the wild. The owner of this frame has been trying to find a second and still hasn’t found another one in the last ten years. I’ve been into collecting for eight years and only seen his. Most people will think they have this frame, but ultimately have the complete bike. At this point I’m starting to believe some Taiwan aftermarket frames are more rare than a USA Mirra Pro.
In 2004 Haro redesigned the Nyquist line of bikes and frames they offered dramatically. For 2004 they released one version of the Nyquist R Pro aftermarket frame which was sold as a frame only. Of course you can buy the complete bike as well the only difference between those were the color.
What’s the difference?
There’s a couple ways to distinguish the Taiwan Aftermarket and the Tai complete bikes. Lets start with the Tai aftermarket frames they only came in blue with a Euro bottom bracket. On the other hand the Tai complete bikes those were offered in a blue that is similar to the aftermarket frame or a grayish color. The complete bike also had its 990 mounts on the chainstay instead of the seatstay like the 03 S531 aftermarket frame. So just by looking at them you can definitely tell which is aftermarket and which is not. This Taiwan aftermarket frame has CIC stamped in the on the bottom bracket underneath.
Found a 2004 Nyquist R Pro?
So how do you know you have, or found, an aftermarket 04 Nyquist R Pro frame? Firstly, it has a Haro aluminum badge (2003+ MP and BP Taiwan aftermarket frames came with a badge.) In addition the dropouts don’t have any stamping or a H0XXXX serial number on the right dropout like the USA made frames. Their serial number is under the bottom bracket which starts with CIC. There are no 4130 CRMO stampings on the dropouts either. Moreover another hint is the 2003 frames have weeping holes in the tubes. I’ll do a write up on all the USA made frame indicators a bit later.
In conclusion some Haro collectors love the Nyquist R Pro, but for some reason I’ve never heard anyone talk about this frame as most do with the 2000 or 2001 frames. To sum it up if you ask me this is a nice frame and I really like a lot.
There’s only one set of stickers for this Taiwan aftermarket frame.
Clear writing with sliver shadow or gray outline
HEAD ANGLE: 74.5°
SEAT ANGLE: 70°
BB: Euro Only
WEIGHT: 6.2 lbs / 2815 grms
DROPOUTS: 5mm Laser cut Heat-Treated Crmo
REAR WHEEL BASE: 14-1/4″ (362mm)
COMPLETE WHEEL BASE: 36.4′ (924mm)
TOP TUBE: 20.5″ / O.D. 0.035mm x 0.9 Thick
CHAINSTAYS: 7/8″x0.049″, Seatstays 7/8″x0.039″
DOWN TUBE: Double-Butted 42mm x1,2/1.012 Thick
RETAIL PRICE: $120
USAGE: Street, Vert, Dirt, or Park
MATERIAL: 100% 4130 Crmo
FEATURES: Reinforced Lighter Head tube and Lighter Weld on Rotor Stop,
ALL TAIWAN AFTERMARKET FRAMES WERE SOLD AS A FRAME ONLY NOT A COMPLETE BIKE
Designed by Ryan Nyquist