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#1 2013-04-28 6:43pm

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1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

I've read most of the stickies here and I am still a tad overwhelmed on beginning my restoration of my Dyno Slammer F&F.

My plan is to restore this with my 8 year old.  I am not going to go totally old school as my budget will not allow it.  I do have some specific questions regarding using new/current parts.  Two specific areas I need assistance with.

1.  Cranks:  Can I simply get some new 3pc cranks and call it a day. such as some Redline Flight cranks on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Redline-Flight- … 3a7bf9be3a
2.  Wheels:  I would like to purchase a current set of wheels but it looks like "freewheel" is not the norm. http://www.ebay.com/itm/REVENGE-BMX-COM … 337bf92158
3.  Stem:  I want to keep the Bully stem.  Can one still get a gyro for the old school threaded forks?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeremy

Here's what what the bike looks like now.  Wheels, tires, and cranks have been removed and tossed since this picture was taken.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/Dyno%20Restoration/IMG_6354.jpg

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#2 2013-04-29 6:10pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

That's one rare and seriously sought after Dyno you have there. I hope you're joking that you tossed those wheels and crank yikes

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#3 2013-04-29 6:26pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

whitebread wrote:

That's one rare and seriously sought after Dyno you have there. I hope you're joking that you tossed those wheels and crank yikes

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#4 2013-04-29 6:49pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

I'm pretty sure they are in a landfill somewhere in MN.  Oh well.  I don't even remember what brand of cranks they were or or rims they were. I couldn't afford much when I was 16 and I remember in went cheap on the wheels.

Any help on the questions I had?

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#5 2013-04-29 7:33pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

gimmezell wrote:

I'm pretty sure they are in a landfill somewhere in MN.  Oh well.  I don't even remember what brand of cranks they were or or rims they were. I couldn't afford much when I was 16 and I remember in went cheap on the wheels.

Any help on the questions I had?

Thats too bad sad  I would gladly have taken them. smile

As for your questions

The Redline cranks will work just fine on your bike.
You need wheels that have 3/8th axles like these
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NOS-bmx-wheelset-rims-KINLIN-SOVOS-hubs-high-flange-36-h-alloy-silver-20x1-75-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/i~sAAOxyhlJRfsUS/$(KGrHqR,!qYFEzKyYZ4UBRfsUSD6HQ~~60_3.JPG
Whats wrong with the old Gyro?

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#6 2013-04-30 8:12am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Thanks for answer my questions sir.  Now that I think about it,  I don't think there is anything wrong with it
Just needs a good cleaning.

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#7 2013-04-30 9:11am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

SUPER SUPER nice bike. Please add pics as you go! Or link to a build thread.

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#8 2013-04-30 11:50pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

wheels - you should look into 48 spoke freewheel hub wheels. UKAI HP48, or peregrine hp48's.  if you're not totally obsessed with era correctness, you could pick up something like Primo 'son of a bomb' 48 spoke hubs, and find some Primo hula hoop rims, there's tons of 48 spoke wheels out there. just make sure they are freewheel, not cassette.

frame - i know it's tempting to paint it, but try and restore the paint and stickers you have with some wax or something, people really like these old paint jobs.

cranks - you want an american bottom bracket. i would go with Primo Powerbite cranks, because they look a lot like the old GT cranks that GT, and Dyno used.

-Let us know how you get on with it!


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#9 2013-05-01 12:57am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

one rare bike, thats one rare stem you got their. i know people that would pay a lot of $$$ for it.


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#10 2013-05-01 5:52am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

gimmezell wrote:

Thanks for answer my questions sir.  Now that I think about it,  I don't think there is anything wrong with it
Just needs a good cleaning.

Absolutely. That thing is beautiful!


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#11 2013-05-01 4:47pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

coffin2death wrote:

wheels - you should look into 48 spoke freewheel hub wheels. UKAI HP48, or peregrine hp48's.  if you're not totally obsessed with era correctness, you could pick up something like Primo 'son of a bomb' 48 spoke hubs, and find some Primo hula hoop rims, there's tons of 48 spoke wheels out there. just make sure they are freewheel, not cassette.

frame - i know it's tempting to paint it, but try and restore the paint and stickers you have with some wax or something, people really like these old paint jobs.

cranks - you want an american bottom bracket. i would go with Primo Powerbite cranks, because they look a lot like the old GT cranks that GT, and Dyno used.

-Let us know how you get on with it!

Thank you coffin2death, for your advice. I couldn't afford Peregrine hp48s twenty years ago and judging from my quick research they are out of my budget for my first project. I'm not going for era correctness so I'll look into what you suggested.

Flight cranks I wanted back then and are not too expensive now and will probably go with them.

Thank you everyone for the compliments.  I didn't know that this Dyno is rare. 

I've always liked my Bully stem and will be keeping it.  I already received a PM regarding selling it.

Again, thank you all for the tips as as well as the compliments.  Keep the tips and suggestions coming.

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#12 2013-05-02 6:40pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Alright, I gotta buy something, simply to keep me motivated.  I'll start with a new headset.  What headseet would work with the gyro I have? 

Tioga MX-2 or Tioga Beartrap 2?

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#13 2013-05-02 7:47pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

gimmezell wrote:

Alright, I gotta buy something, simply to keep me motivated.  I'll start with a new headset.  What headseet would work with the gyro I have? 

Tioga MX-2 or Tioga Beartrap 2?

Both of those headsets will work fine with a gyro.
I prefer the Tioga Beartrap
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#14 2013-05-03 12:24am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Thanks! - i still say primo powerbite cranks!smile
Always liked the look of the Odyssey Dynatron headsets.cool


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#15 2013-05-03 5:12am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

coffin2death wrote:

Thanks! - i still say primo powerbite cranks!smile
Always liked the look of the Odyssey Dynatron headsets.cool

As did I, back in the day but I did some quick searching and saw a few posts that mentioned the Dynatron didn't work well with a gyro.  But who knows?

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#16 2013-05-05 6:45pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Well, I felt I needed to buy something cheap to basically, commit to this build.

Tioga Beartrap 2 headset.
https://images.danscomp.com/images/products/mid_305016.gif

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#17 2013-05-06 5:38pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Bought a Pitbull II brake today.


***EDIT***

With the help of son we tore the Slammer down to see what kind of work we gotten into.  smile

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7833_zps820a921f.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7837_zpsc409065c.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7838_zps181855d6.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7841_zps0edf8971.jpg

Looks like I will need to research on how to straighten the rear drop-outs.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7839_zps1258e1c8.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/DSC_7843_zpse325e908.jpg

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#18 2013-05-11 6:54pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

+1 on keeping the OG finish.  Pop the chrome in an OA bath and get some Meguiar's fine cut cleaner for the paint.  Keep the rubbing compound off the decals though.  Id also go with the Primo cranks.  They run the same price and would look better IMHO.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.


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#19 2013-05-12 6:46pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

freestyle4me wrote:

+1 on keeping the OG finish.  Pop the chrome in an OA bath and get some Meguiar's fine cut cleaner for the paint.  Keep the rubbing compound off the decals though.  Id also go with the Primo cranks.  They run the same price and would look better IMHO.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.

I will be keeping the OG finish for sure and will more than likely get a set of Primo cranks as well.

Spent some time today cleaning up the chrome parts I have.  I used the vinegar bath method on the Bully stem.  As far as the Haro Kneesavers and GT seat post, I simply used Never Dull and some elbow grease.  I'm pretty pleased how all three turned out. 


Bully Stem pre-vinegar bath.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/bully_stem_pre_bath_zps64bb1a16.jpg

Stem in vinegar bath.  I let it soak for three days.http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/bully_stem_vinegar_zpse57d259a.jpg

After soaking, I polished it with Never Dull.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/bully_stem_closeup_polished_zps124b6593.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/bully_stem_polished_zpsf3bbbf96.jpg

Haro Kneesavers pre-polish (20+ years in storage).
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_front_pre_polished_zps78394890.jpg

The rear was in the worst shape.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_rear_polish_zpsb02a58d6.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_logo_pre_zps9670726f.jpg

After Never Dull and some elbow grease.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_front_polished_zps14111ac5.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_rear_polish_zpsb02a58d6.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_logo_polished_zpsffc02373.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_welds_polished_zps444ae1f2.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Polished%20Chromed%20Parts/haro_knee_bully_stem_gt_post_polished_zpsed9f4f5c.jpg


I picked up some NOS chromed 48 wheels!  Thanks to [b]NRIFirePhotos, for letting me know where he got his from.[/b]
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Purchased%20Parts/48s_set2_zps24258eae.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Purchased%20Parts/48s_hub_zps11851d7f.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/gimmezell/2013%20Dyno%20Slammer%20project/Purchased%20Parts/Alex_hoops_zps8d7011d3.jpg

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#20 2013-05-12 8:01pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Sweet.  Looking really good you and your son should be proud of your selves smile .  Your son is going to know the inside and out of that bike.  Great learning experience for him.  Bikes are probably were most of us started wrenching!  Enjoying the progress report and pictures.


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#21 2013-05-12 8:57pm

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

I dig those old rims from the first pic look a lot like Belgium made wiemann's .


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#22 2013-05-12 10:06pm

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if you need new decals for the bully stem Immortis bmx are selling reproduction decals smile

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#23 2013-05-13 4:55am

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Re: 1991 Dyno Slammer...Need help...where to begin?

Also on rear dropout take a crescent wrench (has to have deep pocket) get a rag. Or wrap each end with masking tape. So metal does not touch metal make sure you pad it good. i prefer a good rag. however makes it harder to tell what you are doing. especially for the first time attempting this trick. Then where the bend is not before it or past it. Very easily work it straight. It won't take much is easy to do. will not hurt your drop out. This trick is used a lot in the fabrication world.


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#24 2013-05-13 5:25am

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That's a beautiful bike. Have fun with the project!!!


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#25 2013-05-13 5:26am

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Those bashguard bikes are getting extremely difficult to find, that's why yours is a sought-after item. Even more so because it's a Dyno and you don't see that many of those around. What a beauty!!!


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