Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r beach vid update

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  1. socal_jack

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    Most fun build off so far since I didn't have to paint, started with what I think was a replacement GT Dyno Moto glide frame, no signs it was ever built up, a nice score on ebay think it was $25 IIRC no other bids from a fairly local guy. Got my money's worth out of the Dremel on this one fabbing the standoffs for the truss rods, grinding stuff to fit. Stoked that my first attempt at lacing a wheel has stayed true after several off-road adventures.

    Build thread http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=57153

    EDIT: Parts List

    Stuff from parts pile

    Frame - GT Dyno Moto Glide
    Wheelset - WTB Speed Disc 700c (from GT Peace, relaced blown rear hub with coaster)
    OPC Crank - GT
    Chainring - GT
    Handlebar - Funn 1" Clamp X 28"W X 2.5" Rise
    Tires - WTB ExiWolf 29x2.2 (from GT Peace)
    Front Brake - Tektro Aquila Disc/Lever/Mech (from GT Peace after upgrade BB7)
    Grips - Oury
    Stem - Supergo 1" x 50mm
    Saddle - Brooks
    Seatpost - Borrowed from an out of commision bike(Nexus 7 is Tango Uniform)
    Headlock - Azonic long stem
    Chain - SRAM PC1
    BB - Odyssey
    Truss Rods - Guessing a prewar Elgin ladies bike source

    Niagara Cycle
    Headset - FSA Fat Pig
    Fork - Origin8 26/29 MTB 430mm AC
    Spokes/Nips - Wheelsmith OEM bag 291mm/12mm

    Ebay
    Seapost QR - Sinz 1" (these 1" QR are getting hard to find)
    Pedals - VP Bear Claw
    Kickstand - ? Schwinn style
    Coaster Hub - 32H HiStop
    Heim Joints - 6mm with and almost 0.4" spherical opening

    Ace and Marshall's Hardware
    Nuts/bolts/spacers/rear brake bracket stuff

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    At home at the beach
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    And at home in the dirt
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    Very Funn!
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    Vids in the dirt, one from the cockpit and one from the trail
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  2. Funkme

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    Well done,nice,simple n practical ...Now go ride !!! :D
     
  3. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    Man that is cool... The 29ers look so good on that frame...Great Job! :mrgreen:
     
  4. Critter1

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    This is one of my favorite klunker builds to date!
     
  5. MazdaFlyer

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    Deluxe klunker look, nice parts selection, nice build. I have a similar KK frame in stock factory build, you've given me some ideas for it. Great job.
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    Everytime I look at that frame I have to remind myself it's a 29er, the proportions are just right! On my 29er the wheels look huge, but this thing looks GREAT!
     
  7. socal_jack

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    Thanks guys! I think the reason the proportions look so right is the length of this frame over a stock 29er, almost a 49 inch wheelbase. On the downside, the fork could use a bit more rake (maybe another inch or so) as the head angle is super slack which makes the steering flop quite a bit at low speed or just sitting there. Not a deal killer by any means and otherwise very stable at speed and a real juggernaut once up to speed.
     
  8. mitchelangelo

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    This looks like a bike that could cruise for hours! Awesome frame and color too. Nice job!
     
  9. texasbigjon

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    that curvy frame combined w/the 29`s makes for one sweet modern klunker! :mrgreen: the bike looks like a blast to ride too. i really like this one. :D
     
  10. jerrykr

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    Re: ℙurple ℝeign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunker in 29er

    love the bike, love the videos!!! :D
     
  11. deorman

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    Man, get outta here with that stuff. Always some wise guy tryin' to class up the joint with a real bike. :roll: :x :p :lol: 8) :wink:
     
  12. raggedjim

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    NIce bike, and I would bet it will get more road time than any other bike in the build. It looks bulletproof.

    Great build, Rg
     
  13. streetpirate

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    This is a tough year for voting, but I really love this bike. I want to commute on it every day.
     
  14. char

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    Real nice bike! Looks super fun to ride! Great work dude :D
     
  15. kingsting

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    I love how clean this one is! I expect that it will get a lot of miles put on it. 8)
     
  16. jats

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    its not the same frame style but you have inspired me to build the 82 king sting frame I have been lugging around since 83 got it off a Schwinn dealer for 30 bucks. way cool build and nice proportions it looks fast and strong
     
  17. dogdart

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    The frame choice looks to nice to be called a " Klunker "
     
  18. socal_jack

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    Re: Purple Reign - A GT Dyno Moto Glide Klunk9r

    Thanks for the kind words, so many awesome bikes in the build-off this year as usual really hard to pick a top 10! Threw an extra vid in from the beach yesterday, wanted to re-shoot today but the marine layer kept it overcast and windy (chain need more lube after off road riding also).

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  19. hewey

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    Such a great klunker, nice work.
     
  20. drew2388

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    How did you fit that headset into that frame?
     

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