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#1 2010-07-23 8:17am

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1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

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1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

This is my newest addition my 96' Dragonfly Double Dynamite or as I like to call it Double Trouble since I gave it a face lift w/all NOS parts!

Here is my 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite that I've been building from the ground up using all the rare NOS parts that I could round up to make this the Ultimate Flatland vessel! This is also #40 out of only 200 made the way I understand it and I don't know of anyone else in the states that has one but surely there is one or two out there I would think!
Dragonfly Double Dynamite.Tested in Ride BMX UK october 1996: Matthias at Dragonfly has been promising a bike for a hell of a long time -pretty much as soon as Dragonfly started up making all its bike parts word of a DF frame was being passed around the industry. But Matthias wanted something different -and judging by the Double Dynamite, they certainly made something that ain't usual at all. The most striking thing about the DF frame is that it has double toptubes which is pretty rare to say the least. Back in the day of course, you couldn't move for double toptube frames (that's because everyone had a Haro Master though). But these days of trails and parks, every frame sports a single toptube and maybe a platform -only one or two companies make double toptube bikes today. Haro still have their Master (now called the Ultra) of course and Morales have their now world famous (and world beating, thanks to Phil Dolan) flatland frame. The double toptube has all the benefits of a platform frame (it has more to stand on) yet everything is out of the way. The DF frame's toptubes are a hair under 1 inch OD each, and with a downtube of 1.5 inches OD, the front triangle is stiff and strong. Under the downtube is a gusset (a bit like a Big Daddy), and between the toptubes near the headtube is a small neat plate to add strength there. Halfway down the toptube is a cross-brace, an oval tube. Also halfway along the toptube is a pair of cable adjusters -the DF frame does away with the traditional Gyro splitter lower cable in favour of a double-cable setup for the rear AD brake. Two cables come from the Gyro and each goes to one side of the AD brake. Its debatable whether this improves braking, but it does mean that lower cables are cheaper, and easier to replace, and the whole thing is more adjustable. I'm not a big fan of having AD brakes underneath the seatstays, but when dialled in the rear brake on our test bike worked fine -not as good as the Shimano U-2 brake on my black bike, but generally speaking it worked OK. The rear chainstays are thick too -1 inch OD stays are ovalised and formed to avoid the chainwheel and fat tyres, and there is a wraparound gusset between them at the BB shell. Both the ends of the chainstays and the seatstays are capped off neatly. Which brings us to the rear dropouts These are monsters! Dragonfly claim to be the first to use 100% 4130 cromoly for the dropouts, and they could be right. These dropouts are not simply cut from 6mm plate, they are cold forged and vary in thickness from 5mm to a whopping 8mm! The surface where the pegs contact the dropout is rougher so the wheel is less likely to slip, and there are cutting guides if you want to cut the drops to fit 14mm axles. There is maximum weld contact area, and overall these have to rank as the best dropouts in BMX. They will not bend, split, pac-man, break off the stays, or twist. You will have to drive over them in a truck to damage them. The chrome is good quality, and we can't wait to see the other colours either -Dragonfly will have these frames in regular chrome, matt chrome, black chrome, and plenty of colours over chrome. Nothing will be boring from Dragonfly! So how does it ride? Well, there is plenty of room up front for barspin type stuff, plenty of room to manouvre during boomerangs etc The head angle is sweet (about 74.5 degrees) and sharp, making the bike quick to ride. The toptubes are slung low and out the way for step-thrus, and the back end is short and workable manual rolls are a sinch The DF frame it heavily built making it weigh a bit more than the average bike, but its stocky, strong and very stiff - no flex, whatsoever. The Double Dynamite is a rock solid bike to ride, it rules And for only £199 a frame, its indecently good value for money as well If you like the look of it, buy one: that's all we have left to say.
  Mine is however only 90% finished would like to get a set of Crupi cages on it and would like to get a set of Purple Tioga Comp Pools but I'm still waiting on some stuff currently! But please let me know what you think of my build?
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#2 2010-07-23 7:44pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

OMG!!!! Thats BaD as F@*k.  , im Lovin it!  BigTime coolcoolcool

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#3 2010-07-23 7:46pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

love it!
the wheels are awesome.

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#4 2010-07-23 10:27pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

glad i could help on this build! love it!


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#5 2010-07-24 12:51am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

CRAZY LOOKING BIKE-I LOVE IT!!!!


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#6 2010-07-24 12:54am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

that is cool as hell. the only problem,is that it hurts to look directly at the wheels. lol

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#7 2010-07-24 8:09pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

that bike is crazy, like a haro master on steroids!!


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#8 2010-07-26 8:29pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Fricken Sick,that's all i have to say! U did it! Hard to beat! I love it,!


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#9 2010-08-02 2:23pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Very Nice!!

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#10 2010-08-04 10:46pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Definitely one sweet azz ride!!!


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#11 2010-08-06 10:20pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

This bike is blinged out.  The Ano red pedals will really top it off. cool


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#12 2010-08-17 5:33pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

verey cool build! how bought a parts brake down?


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#13 2010-08-17 10:32pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

This is my most prized along and a got a lot in this, I searched all over to gather parts that I wanted to go on this one & I'm still not done w/it!
NOS Fishbone Bad Ass bars!
ACS 55 slant stem!
NOS red anodized Haro Grind disc!
NOS Redline 180L 3pc. cranks!
New Kenda Kontacts!
NOS purple Ame Tri's!
NOS 1inch red anodized Fishbone X-UFO gyro!
NOS Fishbone brake stiffener w/DC AD990's!
NOS Fishbone seat!
NOS 25.4 Fishbone Big Bore clamp!
NOS 25.4 lay back seat post w/micro adj.!
New 144 spoke full chrome rims! (Wanting a set of Peregrine rims!) but these really bling!
NOS purple brake cables are custom made by me using a Primo Pervert!
NOS fork are at least it appears to be NOS thanks to martimagico!
NOS red anodized pedals!
& exc. exc. so on!

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#14 2010-08-17 11:18pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

nice parts but the kenda tiers are not new old stock dans still sells them in red and other colors. why did you make the cabels purpul and not red to go with the gyro color?  oh and your lowrider wheels 144 spoke not NOS eather but look way cool on the bike still a awsome build! was this the one one ebay I got out bid on? + why the 180 mm 3pc cranks on a flatland bike?

would be sicker if you had the oddyssey big foot pegs r powderd from blue to red just a thought!

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#15 2010-08-17 11:21pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

your next buil should be a  2010 subrosa DTT twinn top tube you have some sick cool builds


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#16 2010-08-18 12:27am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

The purple & red I personally like the offset colors and the blue on the pegs they sort of tie in to the original decals on the bike. I have thought of putting a set of GT Show cranks on this but maybe later on! I had the Kore Candy bars on this at first but wanted something a little different so I put on Fishbone's Bad Ass bars instead anyways check out my 98' Fishbone Big Bad Ass it is coming along rather nicely, I think it's going for a sequel to this one! lol I used a pair of Haro Ultra forks w/the zero offset Pac-Man's on it rather than the original Fishbone forks to give it a meaner & more aggressive look. At 37 I started looking around for a bike for my oldest daughter & started wondering what happened to the good old days in BMX history when there was a wide variety of colors to choose from to personalize your bike and that got me hooked back into building 20 yrs later! lol

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Looking for an ACS 55 slant stem if anyone has one & possibly a set of Kore Candy bars?

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#17 2010-09-18 3:31am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

I have never seen one of those before or herd of them but mate, you got it going on. How long would it take to true those wheels. And those bars. Tires look nice and chunky. Not many of them around, I bet your glad your've got one. Nice bike, good on ya.


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#18 2010-11-23 6:58am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

I cant get enuff of this build grate job.


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#19 2012-10-11 9:10pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

wicked rad wheeels cool

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#20 2012-11-23 2:15pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Loving the colours cool


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#21 2016-01-03 5:14pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Your bike is DYNAMITE.... right to my Favs!

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#22 2016-09-19 9:39am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

I rode with two of the Dragonfly riders from Germany when they visited Austin two different times.  Markus Wilke and Andy Menz.  Andy was riding flatland on that frame.


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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#23 2016-09-19 9:39am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

I rode with two of the Dragonfly riders from Germany when they visited Austin two different times.  Markus Wilke and Andy Menz.  Andy was riding flatland on that frame.


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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#24 2017-07-04 5:22pm

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

Sweet! cool


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#25 2018-03-10 5:06am

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Re: 1996 Dragonfly Double Dynamite

How do you know its #40?


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