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1987 Dyno D-Tour

#1 2012-12-25 9:48pm

opedogg47
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1987 Dyno D-Tour

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1987 Dyno D-Tour

Merry Christmas Jack!

I finished restoring this 1987 Dyno D-Tour right before Thanksgiving 2012. It is an exact replica of the all white 1987 Dyno D-Tour that my little brother Jack had when he was only 8 years old, in 1987. Both he and I rode alot back then but for some reason, I could find no pictures of his bike in all of our old photo albums. I used a combination of my memory banks as well as all of the museum pictures that I could find and started hunting. THX5150 had a white 87 D-Tour frame and fork for sale so I snatched it up along with a bunch of other parts that he had that would work on the build. The survivor frame and fork looked so good, I was considering just building it as is. The problem was that I couldn't find nice survivor pretzel bars or a drainpipe in white. So, I boxed everything up and shipped it to Chip at C4 Labs. He powdered everything in white and stickered it up for me using Ultrahive decals. The Dia Compe Tech 77 levers aren't era correct and the GT mallet stem isn't model correct but I don't care, I absolutely love GT mallet stems and I think it turned out great! But most importantly, I just gave this bike to my little brother Jack for Christmas! He and I are actively riding again, we both have flatland bikes and now we both have our "old-school time-machines" for when we want to take a ride down Memory Lane where we grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennesee! Merry Christmas Jack!


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#2 2012-12-26 8:15am

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

Cool bike and story man! smile

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#3 2012-12-26 8:45am

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Awsome! Looks great.

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#4 2012-12-26 2:19pm

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

Awesome gift, your a good brother!!!


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#5 2012-12-26 3:35pm

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Fantastic story and I bet Jack was chuffed smile


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#6 2012-12-26 8:33pm

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Good back story for a build. Bike looks good.

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#7 2012-12-27 4:21pm

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Sweet bike Ope!  You need a pic of you & your bro on your old time machines!  tongue

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#8 2012-12-28 10:34am

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

Thanks for the props guys! I meant to add that this bike was assembled with both nice used as well as a lot of NOS stuff. I very much enjoyed putting this bike together. I really wanted to ride it before I gave it to Jack but I wanted him to be the first to get some dirt on those pristine white tires! By the way, he seems to be "really happy" with it! I think "chuffed" was the more correct term! Again, Merry Chrismas to Jack and every other member here on the museum!

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#9 2012-12-29 11:08am

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

I love the bike. Thanks again Ope! When you rolled it out at Christmas my mind went blank and I kid you not, it was the same feeling I had when I first saw the bike at 8 years old. I set and watched it, stunned for what seemed like 5mins. I have it setting the man cave so I see it every day and every day for the moments I spend looking at it I'm taken back to sometime in my youth when we all rode. That seems like all we did back then. We rode where we needed to go, we rode with friends and freestyled in between. We rode for hours on end back then, daylight to darks some days.
One down side about the bike, now I want to build one of my hero's bikes from that era, Dino Deluca's '87 chrome Dyno Pro Comp with black components, black mallet stem and spoked rims with coaster brake. It was the bike he rode in the "GT Demo Tape" from 1987. That may be a ways down the road and thats ok, for now I have my 1987 Dyno D-Tour time machine to go cruising on when I'm not out shredding on the Strowler! Thank you Opedogg, and Merry Christmas!

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#10 2013-04-02 9:07pm

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Great story, great bike. Doesn't get any better!!  Haha. Congrats guys.

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#11 2013-12-09 10:23am

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

When I was a kid, I wanted a Dyno Detour like this one done up in all white! AWESOME!!! cool


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#12 2014-12-20 1:31pm

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god thats nice. i had one almost exactly like it but it was 100% original, excluding the chainwheel which had been swapped for one of those old solid gt ones. the thing was awesome, got it for 10 dollars from an old man in our neighborhood that fixed up bikes and resold them for fun mostly.got a lot of garbage from my buddies for riding such an abstract bike but i loved it. went on a long vacation for awhile and found out it made its way to goodwill while i was gone. easy come, easy go i suppose. good job on the bike.


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#13 2014-12-20 1:32pm

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Re: 1987 Dyno D-Tour

god thats nice. i had one almost exactly like it but it was 100% original, excluding the chainwheel which had been swapped for one of those old solid gt ones. the thing was awesome, got it for 10 dollars from an old man in our neighborhood that fixed up bikes and resold them for fun mostly.got a lot of garbage from my buddies for riding such an abstract bike but i loved it. went on a long vacation for awhile and found out it made its way to goodwill while i was gone. easy come, easy go i suppose. good job on the bike.


You know who you are.
*! Ha! "DOUCHE CANOE" !*
"So tell me, what is it like to kill a man, so many men?"
"I wouldnt know. I've only ever killed Communists."

Yeah, I'll give it a rest:)

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