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#1 2013-02-03 5:37pm

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DBI!!

Guess who just bought an '84 Skyway TA?!

SO psyched! She's getting the full 1990 Dirt Bros. treatment. Can't WAIT to start this build...

This will serve as my build thread, so I'll update as things arrive.

Off-the-top-of-my-head Parts wishlist: (Please vote on ideas for the build)

Frame: '84 Skyway TA (with added head-tube gusset)
Fork: Landing Gear? Redline tapered? 1" Pitchfork?
Stem: DK XL
Bars: Forklifter FS bars? period-correct Slams?
Front wheel: Peregrine Master Mag? Tuff II in Red?
Rear wheel: 48-spoke. Peregrine? Sun/GT Mohawk combo? Something even more trick?
Brake: Pitbull.
Lever: Tech 7.
Gyro: No.
Crank: Redline Flight
Sprocket: Pocket.
Pedals: DX's
Tires: something skinny and FS on the back, Comp II up front.


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#2 2013-02-05 10:27am

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Nice list. Redline tapered forks, GT stem, Forklifter bars and Peregrine wheels would look nice.


Mine a while back.

http://imageshack.us/a/img138/5819/dbir.jpg


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#3 2013-02-05 11:36am

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Hey OSND,

I agree -- I'm a fan of spokes. But for this build, I'm gonna use a front mag, for sure. There's something about the rolling resistance of a mag vs a spoke wheel, and the weight of it over a big ole' mound of dirt in the trails behind my Mom's place. Forklifters are a must. I'm not as sold on the stem -- something long, and top-load is a must -- the 18.5" tt on the TA is small for me, and I'll need the long reach on the stem. Maybe a Haro Pro? They were mighty long, I recall. As for forks -- you might just be right. I'll see what I can find!

-Dan


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#4 2013-02-26 9:14am

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The parts collection begins... (2/26/13)

Frame: '84 Skyway TA (from member hboost. Needs a bunch of work -- ugly head tube gusset removed, bad welds ground off, powder. )
Fork: early 90's Redline tapered, coming from hboost
Stem: DK XL? TNT? Haro Pro? NEED
Bars: Forklifter FS bars? period-correct Slams? NEED
Front wheel: Peregrine Master Mag? Tuff II in Red?
Rear wheel: '86 Ukai 36 / SR hub, coming from member Brandonio. Nice!!
Brake: Pitbull. NEED
Lever: Tech 7.
Gyro: No.
Crank: Redline Flight NEED
Sprocket: Pocket. Coming from the 'bay.
Pedals: DX's NEED
Tires: something skinny and FS on the back, Comp II up front?

Next job will be sending the frame off for the needed work. Not entirely sure who to send it to though... Anybody near Toronto who can do the job?


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#5 2013-03-18 10:51am

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8568498633_9a946080e9.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8569596232_ca779bc006.jpg

Here's a couple of pictures (from the previous owner) of the T/A frame that's going to become my DBI tribute. I've spoken to a local specialty bicycle welding shop, called Biseagal, in Toronto, who are going to remove the fugly headtube gusset and the non-original brace behind the BB. As for the dropouts, I'm leaving it up to the good folks at Biseagal to decide whether to remove the added plates, or just clean up the welds and make it pretty. ('cause right now, it's FAR from pretty.)

As for finish, I'm also having Biseagal blast off the original chrome. As the DBI frames are kind of the 'black sheep' of the T/A family, this is getting black powder, and white DBI decals (on the way.) More photos as parts arrive.

-Dan


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#6 2013-03-20 5:43am

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Parts collection continues... (3/20/13)

Frame: '84 Skyway TA (from member hboost -- Joe's the MAN! Needs a bunch of work -- ugly head tube gusset removed, bad welds ground off, powder. )
Fork: early 90's Redline tapered, coming from hboost
Stem: DK XL (from member ridingdirty42
Bars: Forklifter FS bars? period-correct GT 4-piece? **gasp** Porkchop Forklifter clones?? Looking for suggestions, OR looking for a decent price on Forklifters! NEED
Front wheel: Purple OGK five-spoke, from the 'bay.
Rear wheel: '86 Ukai 36 / SR hub, coming from member Brandonio. Nice!!
Brake: Likely going with some sort of Shimano U-brake, like the 750, with a Pozi-stop clamp. NEED
Lever: Tech 7.
Gyro: No.
Crank: Odyssey Excalibur, from member esp_mini_wi
Sprocket: Pocket, with Odyssey power disc and 42T sprocket.
Pedals: DX's NEED
Rear tire: OG Black-wall Comp ST, from member johnu773
Front Tire: OG Black-wall Comp III, from the 'bay

Next job will be sending the frame off for the needed work at Biseagal in Toronto, this weekend.


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#7 2013-03-23 7:29am

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I'm just so effin' excited about this build, I'm posting. But not for any real reason. Biseagal has the frame, might take weeks to get the job done though. **waiting**


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#8 2013-03-23 7:36am

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Subscribed! I wanna see this build!


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#9 2013-03-23 1:30pm

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smokingninja wrote:

Subscribed! I wanna see this build!

me too!


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#10 2013-03-24 9:22am

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bob scerbo bars could be an option. sent you p.m to that effect.


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#11 2013-03-24 12:37pm

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hmmm. Looks like a possibility, but I really want to go period-correct, or as close to it as possible. When were the Bob Scerbo bars released? Late '90's?


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#12 2013-04-03 9:34pm

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DBI decals are here!

-'OG


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#13 2013-04-03 10:15pm

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Re: DBI!!

I am working on the same build.  I am using an 83 Skyway.  The dirt brothers used bully bars or whatever parts they could get.

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#14 2013-04-03 10:18pm

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You could also go with an odyssey pitbull rear brake.

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#15 2013-04-04 5:05am

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Hey Gypsy -- yeah, I thought about the venerable Pitbull... But the Hoffman build I'm doing right now has one, and I'm reminded that I never loved the Pitbull back in the day. It worked ok... but once I had experienced the 990, I was always measuring the Pitbull against that benchmark, and it never measured up.

I saw another museum member, 84master, had used a custom plate to add a chainstay center-pull brake on his DBI-inspired build (here,) and I liked the idea of the added stopping power (but I wouldn't want to drill thru the seat tube, or necessarily add the weight of the custom plate...) so, I thought that a seat-stay mounted center-pull brake, using the odyssey pozi-stop would be pretty slick.

A little trick, a little different, AND satisfy my need for braking force.

What do you think? Crazy?

-OG


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#16 2013-04-04 5:08am

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Oh, p.s. -- bars are on the way, from Maldito6969. I'm getting some not-quite-period-correct Hoffman 'Fantastic Four' bars, which will get stripped and painted in the same scheme I'm doing the frame, and they look a lot like Redline Forklifters, which is what I really want, without costing me $200+

Best thing about a Dirt Bros build -- there's really no right and wrong.


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#17 2013-04-04 5:37am

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The brake idea sounds good!!  In the true spirit of the dirt brothers, use which ever parts you prefer and which ever fits in your budget.  There is definately much room for variation and innovation.  I am also using the odyssey excalibur and I am using the odyssey havok sprocket guard.  What color are you going to paint the frame?

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#18 2013-04-04 5:43am

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I just saw that you are going with black powder and white decals.  Nice!!

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#19 2013-09-30 12:31pm

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Re: DBI!!

Little update (no pics yet... coming soon.)

Frame: '84 Skyway TA, purchased from member hboost Powder and frame restoration by 'Biseagal' in Toronto
Fork: correct early 90's Redline tapered, from member hboost
Stem: DK XL from member ridingdirty42.
Bars: Forklifters, from member Glenny.
Front wheel: Sweet purple OGK five-spoke, from the 'bay.
Rear wheel: '86 Ukai 36 / SR hub, from member Brandonio. Wheel restoration by LBS and me.
Brake: NOS Shimano 750 U-brake
Lever: Good Rider-condition Black / silver Tech 7, from member getmoney. Thanks Dave!
Cable: '90 dated black Odyssey Slick NEED
Gyro: No.
Crank: NOS Odyssey Excalibur 175mm, from member esp_mini_wi.
Sprocket: NOS Odyssey Sprocket-Pocket, with Odyssey power disc and 42T sprocket.
Pedals: DX's NEED
Rear tire: NOS Black-wall Comp ST, from member johnu773.
Front Tire: NOS Black-wall Comp III, from the 'bay.
Seat: Excellent Rider-condition Black '89 Viscount / Dyno, from the 'bay.
Post: Excellent Rider-condition '88 Haro layback.
Clamp: NOS Odyssey Pozi-stop
BB: NOS Fusion 24t 'Sealed mechanism'
HS: New Tioga Beartrap II, from the 'bay, and Norco headlock, from member Glenny.
Custom decals: coming from member Immortal. Thanks Rob!

Just waiting on the frame to be returned from powder, and then assembly begins! Can. Not. Wait.


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#20 2014-02-07 2:50pm

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Little update (pics coming tomorrow.)

Frame: '84 Skyway TA, purchased from member hboost Powder and frame restoration by 'Biseagal' in Toronto
Fork: correct early 90's Redline tapered, from member hboost
Stem: DK XL from member ridingdirty42.
Bars: Forklifters, from member Glenny.
Front wheel: Sweet purple OGK five-spoke, from the 'bay.
Rear wheel: '86 Ukai 36 / SR hub, from member Brandonio. Wheel restoration by LBS and me.
Brake: NOS Shimano 750 U-brake, from the 'bay
Lever: Good Rider-condition Black / silver Tech 7, from member getmoney. Thanks Dave!
Cable: '91 dated black Dia Compe, from the 'bay
Gyro: No.
Crank: NOS Odyssey Excalibur 175mm, from member esp_mini_wi.
Sprocket: NOS Odyssey Sprocket-Pocket, with Odyssey power disc and 42T sprocket.
Pedals: NOS Victor VP-555 DX clones, from the 'bay
Rear tire: NOS Black-wall Comp ST, from member johnu773.
Front Tire: NOS Black-wall Comp III, from the 'bay.
Seat: Excellent Rider-condition Black '89 Viscount / Dyno, from the 'bay.
Post: Excellent Rider-condition '88 Haro layback.
Clamp: NOS Odyssey Pozi-stop
BB: NOS Fusion 24t 'Sealed mechanism'
HS: New Tioga Beartrap II, from the 'bay, and Norco headlock, from member Glenny.
Pegs: No.


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#21 2014-02-07 3:01pm

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How about some update pics Buddy!!!

You gettin' any sleep yet?


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#22 2014-02-08 7:14pm

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yeah I wanna see some pics too!! Love DBI!!

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#23 2014-02-09 6:45pm

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Pics as promised. Now if only I had the damn frame!

Wheels: Ukai rear, OGK front, with rubber, ready to go! Also, era-correct tapered RL fork. Needs a bit of turtle wax in the tight spots, but otherwise all good!
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/12424562413_ee289586fc_o.jpg

Glenny's RL forklifters (still need to shine 'em up.) Threw on some period GT grips, and broke out the Mothers Mag & Aluminum on the DK stem. Looks good! getmoney's Tech 7 finishes it off!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/12424562693_ca77c731c9_o.jpg

Build in a box. You can see the NOS sprocket pocket, Haro layback (needs cleaning,) NOS Excalibur crank, and hidden in the corner, the Dyno seat. Bags of assorted gack underneath, pedals & cables on the way in the mail. I'e got everything, except a painted frame...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/12424888774_889e3366d6_o.jpg


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#24 2014-02-09 7:05pm

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Looks like your gettin' there!!

Where's your frame at?


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#25 2014-02-09 7:34pm

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Place in town called Biesagal has it. Malcolm is a gifted metalworker, and is very dedicated to bicycles of all types. His work is flawless. He loves repairing, and fab'ing new parts and/or resurrecting bikes that could be viewed as past hope. He's getting rid of the added head tube gusset and the double-thick drops that were added at some point along the way, and media blasting it to be ready for powder.

Only thing is, Malcolm isn't much of a businessman. I've been in four times since Jan. 1, only to find that he got behind on another project, and the T/A sits, untouched. (of course, since then I've added a second frame, and two sets of bars for him to work on...) So, tick tock. I'm waiting patiently for the man to get done, so I can get this thing powdered and assembled!

That's another story... know anywhere local that does good powder? I keep getting awful, jacked-up rates quoted.

-Dan


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