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Technical & Reference Section => Tech and Restoration => Topic started by: That Swan Guy on June 22, 2018, 06:28 PM

Title: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 22, 2018, 06:28 PM
.yes I know!

Having built a couple of D-Tours only to sell them to friends in a matter of weeks of finishing them I thought I might have another go, especially when the frame fell in my lap. But then another search for forks began, and thankfully a rather helpful German pm'd me on Facebook in reply to my wanted ad. So having paid twice as much for the forks than I paid for the frame we are once again off and running!

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As always it's not straight forward  :LolLolLolLol:

My desire is to emulate the 1986 Dyno Compe II catalogue bike, as you can see it's a standard D-30 frameset lavished with GT parts, some of which I already have. But the big blocker to this dream is the tyres! Where will I find NOS white Shinkos? and the wheels to some extent.

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But then along came the next page of the catalogue which has the Dyno Compe I, again the same D-30 frame set, available in the same colours, but festooned with more modest parts.

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And not a set of pretzels or a snake post in sight!

So potentially it looks like the main bulk of the Compe II but with spokes and black Shinkos, which I do have.


Anyway the frame is away with SBD and I have plumped for the pink rather than the green, and as both colours came in both models it really doesn't matter. This one might take a while.
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 22, 2018, 06:34 PM
Actually, how weird is that?

I thought that picture looked familiar!

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Spooky!
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 22, 2018, 09:02 PM
Had a rummage around the cave and found these

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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: deeman on June 22, 2018, 09:31 PM
Love the spec on the green one...looking forward already Nick  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 23, 2018, 12:44 PM
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If you look closely that is a 901 potts mod!


Time to get fettling!
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 27, 2018, 09:53 PM
Fcuk it Ive changed my mind. Green it is!
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: tfi_friday on June 28, 2018, 08:23 AM
Fcuk it Ive changed my mind. Green it is!

Hope you don't need to go through the process of finding a green seat again :)
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: in2bmx on June 28, 2018, 08:44 AM
Yeah deffo Green ..  With White forks  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 28, 2018, 12:54 PM
Yeah deffo Green ..  With White forks  :daumenhoch:

 :nickswan:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 28, 2018, 05:14 PM
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Ive made a start by putting on the decals
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on June 28, 2018, 05:16 PM
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Post by: That Swan Guy on July 05, 2018, 10:48 AM
Got these today off Dan

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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: McQUEEN on July 05, 2018, 11:19 AM
Hi Nick,

nice one, great to see this as the Dynos are often overlooked in the UK scene...

I have this survivor 85 Compe, but do  not  have the time just yet to build up. Often toyed with changing it to the 86 orange colour, but as an og finish its pretty good and it wouldn't be era correct...

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I once read that the top tube on the Compes is actually the down tube on GT Performers....I'm not sure if true, but I could believe it considering the Dyno/Gt tie in...

This is a great thread for info: https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=538921

I've been lucky enough to meet Bob Morales a few times...one of the nicer guys in the scene bitd!
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 05, 2018, 11:24 AM
No the bend in the top tube was added to make it unique. The prototype didnt have it originally. Nice bike but sell me those wheels!!!!!  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: McQUEEN on July 05, 2018, 08:42 PM
"no"? not talking about the prototype, talking what you have which is a production build.

Yeap, the top tube was a GT Performer downtube welded in the other way. Same factory, less machining.....but yes, BM did say it was added in as a unique design feature....

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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 05, 2018, 10:10 PM
Well there you go  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 06, 2018, 10:49 PM
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The bits are slowly arriving from all corners of the globe  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: Avro on July 07, 2018, 07:11 AM
The bits are slowly arriving from all corners of the globe  :LolLolLolLol:
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I know this feeling! It may not be my kind of thing but subbed and look forward to up-dates.
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 07, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Post by: That Swan Guy on July 07, 2018, 01:20 PM
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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 07, 2018, 02:00 PM
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Stuck now, need altered caliper arm back, power disc, seat clamp & wheels to arrive!

Oh well time for footy.
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 15, 2018, 09:44 PM
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Well my fingers are buggered once again  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: deeman on July 16, 2018, 06:50 PM
Looking killer Nick!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 16, 2018, 06:58 PM
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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: GTnumber1 on July 17, 2018, 12:22 PM
very nice Nick :coolsmiley:

i remember when i was building 80s Dynos years back no one butted an eye, very underrated bikes

 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: in2bmx on July 17, 2018, 12:43 PM
Looking good Nickos  fistblump
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 20, 2018, 02:48 PM
OK so finding mint white Shinkos is proving quite difficult..... who knew!

I have located some used ones and will look at using them but I think I might have just found a viable alternative....

Check this ad out:

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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 21, 2018, 06:45 PM
SBD knocks it out of the park again

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Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: BMX1973 on July 24, 2018, 08:04 PM
That's nice in Green  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: monkian on July 25, 2018, 11:56 AM
Yeah very cool that Nick :)
Loving that green too.
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on July 31, 2018, 07:57 PM
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slowly getting there
Title: Re: New build..............
Post by: That Swan Guy on August 03, 2018, 01:40 PM
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With one week til MK the final parts arrive.

Maybe she can go to the ball
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: in2bmx on August 03, 2018, 05:33 PM
Stunning that Nickos ..  fistblump  explosion

Lovely bike and a great build thread too .  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: Retrodan72 on August 03, 2018, 05:46 PM
Nice that Nick and the picture angle shows it at its natural position, cherry picker ready.
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: in2bmx on August 03, 2018, 06:19 PM
FFS!
did the same to me today . Couldnt get my pick the right way  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: kalex on August 03, 2018, 06:20 PM
I know nothing about these but how come they put a cable guide at the front of the cross bar but not one at the rear.
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: That Swan Guy on August 04, 2018, 10:50 AM
Better shot

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Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: Taipan on August 04, 2018, 04:27 PM
Cracking bike! fella  :4_17_5: "wantit"  nice build story aswell  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: griff on August 04, 2018, 07:48 PM
Nicely done Mr Swannick - stick it in BOTM  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: That Swan Guy on August 04, 2018, 08:04 PM
I finished it on 3rd August can it go in July?
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: griff on August 04, 2018, 08:30 PM
I finished it on 3rd August can it go in July?

Given how late I started the thread thought Id better give it a couple more days :teef:

Im sure well have enough mk builds for a good August turnout ;)
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: Swivel on August 06, 2018, 10:09 AM
Very nice mate ;)
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: oldtired on August 06, 2018, 05:18 PM
tops that Nick ,  :4_17_5:

, i think the tan walls  look better anyhow   :daumenhoch: always liked that green aswell  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: New build..............FINISHED
Post by: BMX1973 on August 08, 2018, 04:30 PM
Very nice.  8)