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#1 2012-12-20 3:40pm

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Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

Well here is the build thread for a much anticipated (probably only by me lol) project. Taking a 1987 Dyno D-Tour and creating a custom Dyno 2-Four cruiser.

This is going to take a while to complete due to cost, but will be well worth it for me. This will probably be a boring thread to watch as progress will likely be slow. Maybe I'l make this summer's Dyno buildoff or next year's calendar buildoff.

Anyway, here is the subject: '87 Dyno D-Tour frame and an '88 fork. Thanks to Tim (electrongeek) for agreeing on the partial trade and shipping this baby from CA to CT. Serial is DH38729XX stamped on the left rear dropout. I think these frames are 4130 main tubes, but the 4130 decal doesnt say "tubes". Fork is not stamped but is very light, assuming it's chromoly. Nicely spraybombed black over the OG lavendar.

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6126.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6127.jpg


This is a D-Tour, not a Compe, which was critical for me for authenticity's sake. See the end of the T and the end of the r, but just barely.

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6129.jpg


Another part acquired on a trade deal with Brian P, a stamped Dyno drainpipe seatpost. First as received, and second stripped to check out the logo. "D" and CROMO. Nice!

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6131.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6134.jpg


Stripping begins this weekend, then its off to The Frame Doc to get stretched.

I still need pretzel bars if anybody's holding! big_smile

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#2 2012-12-20 7:44pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

D-Tours were all cro-mo in '87 to the best of my knowledge.   You mind me asking how much this is setting you back?  PM me if you don't want to post it here.  Cool project.


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#3 2012-12-21 6:40pm

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Subscribed! smile

Something tells me Demian is gonna kill this one! cool

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#4 2012-12-22 5:50am

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Cool project. Subscribed!


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#5 2012-12-22 2:06pm

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Awesome!  Subcribed. big_smile

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#6 2012-12-23 6:09pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

F/F/SP are stripped! I had to get this done today b/c no way I can get away with working on bikes on Christmas eve lol

I used Klean-Strip KS-3 Premium Stripper applied with a brush and scrubbed with stainless steel wool. Apply, scrub, rinse, repeat till paint is gone. I tried the same product in an aerosol can but it didn't work as well as the gel product applied with a brush. Nitrile gloves a must cuz that stuff burns!

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6140.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6141.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6143.jpg

Pretzel bars purchased last night from stevenbven and Tim (the framedoc) got back to me so its shipping out after Christmas.

So the question is, do I have the framedoc reduce the height of the pretzel bars or keep them as-is. I have no experience with cruiser bars and although I know they are generally lower than bars for a 20" my instinct says keep them stock...?

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#7 2012-12-23 6:44pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

whitebread wrote:

So the question is, do I have the framedoc reduce the height of the pretzel bars or keep them as-is. I have no experience with cruiser bars and although I know they are generally lower than bars for a 20" my instinct says keep them stock...?

I think it depends on your body type and what feels comfortable. I'm 6' 2" 225# and I rode a couple of my buddies 24's this summer.

The first was a newer model Sunday Model C with cruiser bars. Honesty, it felt weird & just couldn't get into it. Not sure if it was the frame or the shallow bars.

The other was one of the new 24" Skyways with normal, "Pro" size bars. That thing felt like a Cadillac! I could've laid back and taken a nap on that one. wink It just felt correct.

I have a set of OG pretzel bars and they do kinda feel big on my 20" Dyno.

I say try the stock size out and see how they feel.

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#8 2012-12-23 6:59pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

Yeah I'm 6'2" @ 210#. This is going to be a bike path with the kids/around town cruiser so I do not want to be hunched over. Pretzels are not terribly high in stock form.

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#9 2012-12-23 7:10pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

Ghostzapper wrote:

D-Tours were all cro-mo in '87 to the best of my knowledge.   You mind me asking how much this is setting you back?  PM me if you don't want to post it here.  Cool project.

main tubes only wink

you could always have a pair of custom bars made?

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#10 2013-01-06 8:33am

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

Compiling parts for the build:

Petzel bars from stevenbven all stripped and ready to rock
Black SR GT Mallet Stem from my collection
Black GT winged logo seatpost clamp from greentrashmaster
NOS first gen black Gyro cables from robertfletcher
Black gen 1 Gyro from my collection
New Black AME Tri's from Jerzey Devil
Black Odyssey 2000 front caliper from ryanmason208
GT chainwheel from GTRIDA
Chrome headset from an 85 Performer
24T Bottom bracket from an 85 Performer

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6161_zps4ea723c0.jpg

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#11 2013-01-06 8:49am

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

Oh yeah, and tires 24x1.75 Kenda K52 black with gumwall. Nice freestyle tread. Purchased from wheelandsprocket on Ebay

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#12 2013-01-06 9:02am

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Nice work so far big_smile


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#13 2013-01-08 7:44am

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Subscribed! This will look sick...


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#14 2013-01-08 7:50am

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can't wait to see it done !


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#15 2013-01-08 8:37am

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#16 2013-01-11 7:42pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

And it's off to the Framedoc for a stretch!!! Sent the bars, post and chainwheel too so he can powder it all when its done.


http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6175.jpg


Now...what color???
I'm going with black parts. Frame was originally lavender, I like lavender and black. Maybe all black and murdered out. Maybe white with black parts would be fresh. Decisions, decisions. I've got time.

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#17 2013-01-11 7:46pm

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Re: Build Thread - Custom 1987 Dyno 2-Four Freestyle Cruiser

More parts - NOS 87 Viscount seat from member japandrags smilesmile and an NOS Oddy 2000 from Ebay member lionshare22 to make a pair.
I just love a seat with no rash.

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6180.jpg
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#18 2013-01-11 9:07pm

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Looks sweet so far, can't wait to see more


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#19 2013-01-12 1:39am

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Lavender and chrome.cool

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#20 2013-01-12 5:41am

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rash makes it look used big_smile


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#21 2013-01-16 6:02pm

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My 24" Skyways arrived from PlanetBMX today.

First I saw the box and I was like mad

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6182.jpg

Then I opened it and was like cool   Good thing they pack well cuz the box was ABUSED between Florida and Connecticut

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae106/demian06/1987%20Dyno%202-Four/DSCN6186.jpg

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#22 2013-01-17 5:11am

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U.P.S. handling for the win


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#23 2013-01-17 11:00am

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cant wait to see how this thing turns out cool

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#24 2013-01-17 11:05am

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Same here,this is going to look sweet when all said and done smile GLWB big_smile


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#25 2013-01-17 11:27am

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Sick -- what a great idea. Seems like a tonne of work. Is the s-t-r-e-t-c-h expensive?


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