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

Apr 8, 2007
1,755
65
Encinitas, SoCal
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

The starting point


The end result














At home at the beach


And at home in the dirt


Very Funn!


Vids in the dirt, one from the cockpit and one from the trail
 
Nov 22, 2011
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KS
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.
 

yoothgeye

I build stuff.
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Jul 1, 2010
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Roanoke Rapids, NC
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!
 
Apr 8, 2007
1,755
65
Encinitas, SoCal
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.
 
Feb 20, 2012
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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!
 
May 14, 2008
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houston,tex.
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
 
Apr 20, 2009
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2,681
Fairfax, VA
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:
 
Mar 1, 2012
1,450
725
Murray, KY
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
 
Jun 20, 2011
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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.
 
May 4, 2012
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Oregon high desert
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
 
Apr 8, 2007
1,755
65
Encinitas, SoCal
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).

 
May 14, 2017
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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

The starting point


The end result














At home at the beach


And at home in the dirt


Very Funn!


Vids in the dirt, one from the cockpit and one from the trail
How did you fit that headset into that frame?