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1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

#1 2010-04-05 6:19pm

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1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

I picked up a Dyno last week through Craigslist since I've been wanting to recreate one similar to the one I had when I was 19 or 20.

This is the only picture I have of my Dyno Compe back in '86 or '87.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/dyno.jpg

Here is the one I'll be working on.  Unfortunately I forgot to take before pictures so this is the one from the Craigslist ad.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_01.jpg

I had started working on this a few days ago and tore it down to individual pieces, then saw FRESSTYLE FREEK's post about a "used parts only" build off (http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=215279).  I submitted the Craigslist pic above and this one here to prove I was starting with a used frame.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_02.jpg

The rest of this thread will serve as proof that every part that goes on this bike is used.  I will only clean and/or paint these parts as I assemble my retro Dyno.  Since I'm building a keeper/rider I am also going to use as much new school tech as I can.  So, here goes...

I started with paint stripper and got the frame back to bare metal.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_03.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_04.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_05.jpg

Once mostly stripped I used a wire wheel in my cordless drill to get the little paint chips out of the welds, nooks and crannies.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_06.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_07.jpg

I am still amazed at how shiny steel gets with just a wire wheel.  One of these builds I'm going to finish an entire frame this way and leave it shiny raw.

Lots of crud in the bottom bracket.  A paper towel and gasoline took this right out.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_08.jpg

I primed the frame with white Rustoleum primer then hit the frame and fork with this rattle can paint.  It's called Flame Blue and was the closest spray can color I could find to the original Dyno I had.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_11.jpg http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_12.jpg

Here it is applied.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_13.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_14.jpg

So, my first mod will be to use these old DK threadless forks with 990 mounts up front.  I like threadless stems for their ease of installation and non-slip grip.  I've just never tried one of the threaded to threadless conversions yet...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_10.jpg

Lastly, here are the brakes I'm going to use.  I have a scratched up 990 plate that I'll paint and use in the rear.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_09.jpg

More to come in a few days...

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#2 2010-04-05 7:37pm

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Re: 1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

Nice start bro! Its going to look sweet!


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#3 2010-04-07 6:36am

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Re: 1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

Working on decals is a good time-consuming task to tackle while paint dries.  I spent 4-5 hours tracing a set of Dyno D-30 fs stickers that I bought here on the Museum from GAry (http://bmxmuseum.com/shop/stickers/dyno_stickers/118) so that I could customize them a little.  I started with the the forks this morning.

I have a plastic bin full of forks from various Craigslist bikes and parts bundles.  This was closest match to the original Dyno threaded forks and I think they'll go well as long as the 1" threadless mod works out.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_15.jpg

I printed several blue color samples on plain white paper to get as close a match as possible for the background of my decals.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_16.jpg

Once I narrowed it down to one of the center squares I adjusted the others to be closer to the Flame Blue spray paint.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_17.jpg

I printed one final sample on plain paper and laid it on to verify the color.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_18.jpg

I added blue squares as backgrounds to all the decals that will go on the frame and forks.  I also designed a few decals for the things that will be painted black.  I printed my first sheet (left side of pic) on white decal paper and the printer messed up the last inch or so with the ghosting effect you see below.  I took that opportunity to match the colors again and saw that the blue came out a little different on decal paper versus plain.  I adjusted the blue, moved a few decals away from the back edge (in case it happened again) then printed the sheet on the right.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_19.jpg

I got four of them applied so far and am pretty happy with the results.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_20.jpg

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#4 2010-04-07 7:43am

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Re: 1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

Looks great!

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#5 2010-04-07 11:05am

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Dude cool cool cool

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#6 2010-04-07 3:11pm

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This is gonna be sweeeeeeettttttt... big_smile Can`t wait to see this done. cool


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#7 2010-04-07 3:37pm

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dude i have a chrome plated one!! I just cleaned all the rust off and I love the frame I kept the fork and neck too so I have the set. man I just love 90s dynos

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#8 2010-04-07 4:55pm

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Re: 1999 Dyno Zone (Retro) restoration progress

SVT_Fox wrote:

dude i have a chrome plated one!! I just cleaned all the rust off and I love the frame I kept the fork and neck too so I have the set. man I just love 90s dynos

cool!  I bought a chrome one last year just because it was the first one that popped up available.  While I love chrome frames, what I really wanted first was one I could paint like this one.  I'm looking forward to shining up the chrome but am more excited to finish this!

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#9 2010-04-07 5:38pm

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That looks killer!


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#10 2010-04-08 11:43pm

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If I weren't re-creating my old blue Compe I would be building my next favorite color, the day-glow orange with black and white splatter (see Dirty Habit's Detour here: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/25194).  So I figured, why not combine the two...

I picked up some black and white Testor's model paints and some long tipped brushes.  I was at least smart enough to test my painting skills first on the practice pipe I keep handy for times like this.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_21.jpg

I tried for a while but could not reproduce the nice clean lines I was seeing on the Detour's.  The more I studied them the more I was sure their lines were sprayed, not hand-painted.  So I broke out my airbrush.  I was scared to start for fear of messing up the frame.  I had only bought one rattle can of Flame Blue and I used it all up - so there was no fixing any mistakes.  I finally went for it and think it turned out okay.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_22.jpg

I tried putting on some decals last night but they wouldn't stick.  The blue paint and single coat of clear lacquer left a pretty rough and bumpy finish.  I scrapped the two decals I tried and went to bed.  This morning I laid on a very heavy coat of clear.  When I got home from work I laid down a second heavy coat of clear and this provided a nice smooth finish for the decals to adhere to.

Here is one side of the bike finished.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_23.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_24.jpg

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#11 2010-04-09 6:18am

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That looks killer man!!! I`ve  got a 2000 zone I got in trade,this is giving me ideas.I might have to do a retro.How much would you charge to do a set of decals? big_smile


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#12 2010-04-09 9:13am

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oldskoololdman wrote:

That looks killer man!!! I`ve  got a 2000 zone I got in trade,this is giving me ideas.I might have to do a retro.How much would you charge to do a set of decals? big_smile

PM'd you.  I'm willing to sell decals I've already created but can't take any custom requests...

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#13 2010-04-09 10:49am

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Dude your such a pro!!!!! That looks killer!!!! I'm going to PM u for some decals!!


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#14 2010-04-09 10:58pm

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How To Go 1" Threadless

I've read the 1" threadless sticky many times and am finally trying it here for the first time.  I didn't understand it completely until trying to assemble all the parts myself.  Here is what I did to piece it all together.

I laid out the original 1" headset then started looking for 1 1/8" parts that would work with it.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_25.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_26.jpg

The top row is the original 1" headset with the left side being the bottom-most piece all the way to the right, ending with the top-most piece.  The bottom row is the new set of parts that will make this 1" headset threadless.  They are (from left to right):

- fork race
- 1 1/8" bearing
- 1" bottom cup
- 1" top cup
- 1 1/8" bearing
- 1 1/8" top race
- 1 1/8" plastic shim
- 1 1/8" Aheadset cover (rubber)

Here is how the parts stack up as they will be installed and assembled.  The lower SST Oryg detangler cable bracket is from a 1" set.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_27.jpg

Here are the rest of the detangler pieces.  The detangler mechanism appears to be universal.  I don't think the 1" or 1 1/8" are any different.  The top cable mount is from a 1 1/8" detangler kit.  The plastic dust cap from a 1 1/8" headset may not be used here because it is too big for 1" cups.  Toss or save it for another build.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_28.jpg

I picked up this S&M Black Bike a while ago through Craigslist just for these cranks.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_29.jpg

I bought these Dyno Pretzel bars from 8788Dyno last weekend.  The chrome isn't perfect so they're going flat black along with the cups and crank arms.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_30.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_31.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_32.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Dyno_Zone_33.jpg

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#15 2010-04-09 11:10pm

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I Know That Dyno Is Going To Turn Out Sick Bro!!!!!!!!!! cool

Here's A Pic Of The Work He's Done In The Past, SICK!!!!!!!! wink

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af178/DirtyHabits1974/Haro_Backtrail_Nyquist_02.jpg


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#16 2010-04-09 11:32pm

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dude thats rockin, nice haro pickup dirty... always liked this haro wonderin who got it lucky u bro

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#17 2010-04-09 11:36pm

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dude thats rockin, nice haro pickup dirty... always liked this haro wonderin who got it lucky u bro

Oh No,No,No Bro, I Only Have This Pic Because I Helped Out In The Winter Build Off.... smile


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#18 2010-04-09 11:47pm

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#19 2010-04-10 2:50am

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Mate, you got some serious skills goin on there. Beautiful work. That Haro is killer too. cool


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#20 2010-04-13 11:45am

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NICE WORK


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#21 2010-04-22 5:15am

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What did you use to print those stickers?

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#22 2010-04-22 5:33am

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i will be checking back on this thread  nice attention to detail    nice job


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#23 2010-04-22 5:41am

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I Have those same Primo Crank set and They are Awesome. 1 of the nicest 3 piece crank sets that I have ever used. Oh and buy the way nice looking Dyno...cool

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#24 2010-04-22 6:03am

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techno wrote:

What did you use to print those stickers?

The decals are home made.  Here are some threads I've written explaining how to make them yourself:

DIY Inkjet Waterslide Decals
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=156444

How to Create and Apply Waterslide Decals
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=174238

Waterslide decals on chrome
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=166121

Haro Backtrail Pro build off progress thread
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=165499

I'm hoping to make some more progress on it this weekend.  I hate when things like work get in the way of building bikes! lol

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#25 2010-04-25 10:15pm

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wow.  nice job


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