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TheHunner - October 25, 2010 06:55 PM (GMT)
What's up, everyone?
I'm a newbie here and it's good to see all that's into this Dyno thing like I am. Here are some pictures of one of my roadster Ltds. Does anyone have some knowledge of how many were made in Black and in Red? Anyhow, glad to be here Cruz-R. :D

Dyno roadster Ltd
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Shimano 4 speed shifter
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Shimano 4 speed hub
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I just like this picture
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"almost new"
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no lay downs
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Dyno original grips
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Dyno roadster Ltd "born on date"
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Dave, on the left, original owner
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TheHunner - October 25, 2010 06:58 PM (GMT)
Dang! Sorry guys, not sure how to attach multiple images....

Killa74 - October 25, 2010 07:33 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Mon Oct 25 2010 19:58 GMT +1)
Dang! Sorry guys, not sure how to attach multiple images....

Welkom.
upload the pics to photobucket and then copie the img code into these text topics.

TheHunner - October 25, 2010 07:37 PM (GMT)
Will do. Thanks Killa74!

DCycles - October 27, 2010 12:42 AM (GMT)
That is a very clean ride you have. Mike the original owner did a very good job in maintaining it in all original condition.

According to GT “By May 1997, retro-style bicycles were making a comeback. It’s why GT released the Dyno Roadster Ltd. model retailing at $490” I have no idea of how many were produced. So I contact GT Head Quarters.

In the transition of the GT headquarters from Santa Ana California to Colorado, records got lost or disposed of. I inquired directly with the present GT head quarters a couple of years ago to see what type of history they had available and to confirm some of the info I had about the Dyno Coaster, roadster and KK Cruiser and how the hole thing got started. After a second attempt a month later I got a half fast quick response of why they don’t have any prior company records and was directed to look for any GT history info in the BMX forums. Quite obvious that they had no clue of what I was talking about and was a waist of time.

In my opinion after GT CEO Richard Long past away in late 1996. The company’s future went along with him. The quality in GT bikes reflected on this as well. I’ve come across Dyno roadsters produced after 1997 with very poor quality. You would think that it would improve after the company was acquired in 1998 but unfortunately the quality was not there for these specialty bikes. The last generation Kustom Kruiser says it all. From the cheap tubing used to the way it’s welded, quality in the paint, hardware wheels used and no stamps anywhere to identify it’s authenticity. It’s nothing near the quality of the 1st generation Dyno Coaster.

When you ride a Coaster it’s smooth and it glides. Unlike a KK Cruiser frame is flexible and not rigid.

If you look at your serial number you can tell what number produced you have. Besides you know it’s a rare bike and not everyone has one. ESPECIALLY A LTD! So don’t change anything on it!

This forum has helped link up a lot of lost history for this now rare bike.

DCylces

TheHunner - October 27, 2010 05:09 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (DCycles @ Wed Oct 27 2010 1:42 GMT +1)
That is a very clean ride you have. Mike the original owner did a very good job in maintaining it in all original condition.

According to GT “By May 1997, retro-style bicycles were making a comeback. It’s why GT released the Dyno Roadster Ltd. model retailing at $490” I have no idea of how many were produced. So I contact GT Head Quarters.

In the transition of the GT headquarters from Santa Ana California to Colorado, records got lost or disposed of. I inquired directly with the present GT head quarters a couple of years ago to see what type of history they had available and to confirm some of the info I had about the Dyno Coaster, roadster and KK Cruiser and how the hole thing got started. After a second attempt a month later I got a half fast quick response of why they don’t have any prior company records and was directed to look for any GT history info in the BMX forums. Quite obvious that they had no clue of what I was talking about and was a waist of time.

In my opinion after GT CEO Richard Long past away in late 1996. The company’s future went along with him. The quality in GT bikes reflected on this as well. I’ve come across Dyno roadsters produced after 1997 with very poor quality. You would think that it would improve after the company was acquired in 1998 but unfortunately the quality was not there for these specialty bikes. The last generation Kustom Kruiser says it all. From the cheap tubing used to the way it’s welded, quality in the paint, hardware wheels used and no stamps anywhere to identify it’s authenticity. It’s nothing near the quality of the 1st generation Dyno Coaster.

When you ride a Coaster it’s smooth and it glides. Unlike a KK Cruiser frame is flexible and not rigid.

If you look at your serial number you can tell what number produced you have. Besides you know it’s a rare bike and not everyone has one. ESPECIALLY A LTD! So don’t change anything on it!

This forum has helped link up a lot of lost history for this now rare bike.

DCylces

Thanks for your reply DCycles! :)

Yes, Mike (his actual name is Dave. I don't know why I put Mike :blink: )...Yes, Dave really kept it in great condition. He only use it for truck shows that he was in. It was used as a decoration piece in the back of his show truck. He said he didn't even really ride the bike. He kept the bike in his living room for the rest of the time. He even gave me the little "leather sample", of the seat leather, that was hanging from the seat when he purchased it. I'll take a picture of it along with the serial number and post them as soon as I can. I have another black Ltd and a red Ltd. They are not in as good condition as the posted Ltd. I'll take pictures of them and post them too.

This past summer I was cruising at one of my local beaches, Huntington Beach CA, and I ran into another Dyno enthusiast. He mentioned that he talked to a prior GT employee that told him that there were only 25 red roadster Ltds made. Not sure how accurate that is but I just wanted to past that info along. Anyhow, I will not do anything to these Ltds but try to keep them in as original condition as possible. Thanks again for the reply and stay tuned for my future post.

TheHunner

DCycles - October 28, 2010 07:03 PM (GMT)
Stuck it big with that unique find TheHunner. Your very fortunate to have 3 Ltd's in your possession, your one lucky Dyno owner. I can stop looking for an LTD for my collection then. Knowing now how rare they are in numbers.

I've seen 2 Black Ltd's for the first time in real life here in my hometown San Jose California in June at the San Jose Bike Party (about 2,500 riders participated that night) these cool guys just rode up next to me. I looked over at the frame and could not believe my eyes. Cruised together for about 2 miles before parting our ways. These guys were the original owners of their bikes and they knew what they had.

FYI...Huntington Beach CA is the birth place of the Stretched Cruiser which started in the mid 80's

DCycles

TheHunner - October 29, 2010 03:45 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (DCycles @ Thu Oct 28 2010 20:03 GMT +1)
Stuck it big with that unique find TheHunner. Your very fortunate to have 3 Ltd's in your possession, your one lucky Dyno owner. I can stop looking for an LTD for my collection then. Knowing now how rare they are in numbers.

I've seen 2 Black Ltd's for the first time in real life here in my hometown San Jose California in June at the San Jose Bike Party (about 2,500 riders participated that night) these cool guys just rode up next to me. I looked over at the frame and could not believe my eyes. Cruised together for about 2 miles before parting our ways. These guys were the original owners of their bikes and they knew what they had.

FYI...Huntington Beach CA is the birth place of the Stretched Cruiser which started in the mid 80's

DCycles

That's pretty cool that you rode with those guys. That Bike Party most of been really cool too. I really haven't been on any rides like that. Matter of fact, not sure when and where they are in SoCal. I wish I knew. Wow, the Stretched Cruiser has been around for a while and really close to me. lol...

You probably noticed, but I resized the pictures on my 1st post. Hope it gives the bike some justice now.


DCycles - October 29, 2010 07:45 AM (GMT)
In the summer bike cruises in SoCal are always happening. A real good one that I plan to attend is planned to take place in May 2011. Follow me on Facebook, DCycles Coaster for upcoming info on future bike cruises, shows and events in California.

The bike scene is final growing up here in Nor Cal. This summer a bike event was practically taking place every day, sometimes 2-3 in one day. Beginning with Behind Bars Inc. Shiny Side Up show in San Jose that set it off. To a cruise and a show Cycle Fest in Sacramento. The monthly bike parties in San Jose, biggest one was in August over four thousand bikes attended. Check out this years pics: http://www.flickr.com/groups/san_jose_bike_party/pool/

East Bay and San Francisco also have their bike parties. To weekly Wednesday night cruises all year around held by various groups.

All you need to participate in these events is well built bike of any kind for the 10 to 30 mile ride/cruise. But it sure helps if you have a Dyno and a good spirit with no drama. I've met and cruised with a lot of people from different creed and various places. We all have one thing in common and that is to have a good time.

I'm looking forward to the next bike event happening Sat 11/06/10 The Cycle Showdown at the Cow Palace in San Francisco Ca. Held by my friends at Behind Bars Inc.

Don't forget to check me out on FB

DCycles

cruz-R - November 2, 2010 04:01 PM (GMT)
Welcome Hunner!

Great bike you got there! LTD. wow! Say no more... ;)

I dont know if you have seen this topic:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/slownlow/index.php?showtopic=96




crewz'

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TheHunner - November 4, 2010 07:48 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (cruz-R @ Tue Nov 2 2010 17:01 GMT +1)
Welcome Hunner!

Great bike you got there! LTD. wow! Say no more... ;)

I dont know if you have seen this topic:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/slownlow/index.php?showtopic=96




crewz'

Thanks for the warm welcome, cruz-R!

Big fan of what you've done with this Dyno thang. I've been following your stuff for a while now and it's been very inspirational.

Thanks for the topic link. Good stuff! Always good to learn more about the Dyno, especially about the coasters and roadsters.

Hunner

P.s. anymore updates on your blogspot?

cruz-R - November 8, 2010 05:28 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Thu Nov 4 2010 20:48 GMT +1)
QUOTE (cruz-R @ Tue Nov 2 2010 17:01 GMT +1)
Welcome Hunner!

Great bike you got there! LTD. wow! Say no more...  ;)

I dont know if you have seen this topic:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/slownlow/index.php?showtopic=96




crewz'

Thanks for the warm welcome, cruz-R!

Big fan of what you've done with this Dyno thang. I've been following your stuff for a while now and it's been very inspirational.

Thanks for the topic link. Good stuff! Always good to learn more about the Dyno, especially about the coasters and roadsters.

Hunner

P.s. anymore updates on your blogspot?

The blog is kinda "not in use" at the moment.
I was getting a bit tired of having to do all the work myself...

But it's pretty cool to see the forum is going good.


Have a good one and keep posting!

TheHunner - April 20, 2011 03:17 AM (GMT)
Hey Cruz-r,

I like the seat that's on your So-Cal bike! Where did you get it and how much are they?

TheHunner

CONCRETE - April 22, 2011 02:22 AM (GMT)
Nice LTD-SUPER CLEAN

TheHunner - April 22, 2011 08:11 PM (GMT)
Thanks Concrete!

CigarAshes - April 22, 2011 11:20 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Apr 19 2011 23:17 GMT +1)
Hey Cruz-r,

I like the seat that's on your So-Cal bike! Where did you get it and how much are they?

TheHunner

I know his seat is a custom made one. He has said on this forum where he got it, but I don't remember who did it. I know that they had a website but it isn't up anymore. Maybe that means the maker isn't in business anymore.

cruz-R - April 22, 2011 11:41 PM (GMT)
It was a company in Australia called Wolf Seat (if I remember it correct).
But it seems like they're long gone...



TheHunner - April 23, 2011 02:37 AM (GMT)
Hey Cruz-r

Thanks for the info. Sucks they are long gone. Those seats look really cool.

TheHunner

TheHunner - February 7, 2012 04:30 AM (GMT)
I've been really meaning, for the past year or so, to post some pictures of my red dyno roadster Ltd but I haven't taken it down from the bike rack to do so yet. So I found the first picture of it with me and Ronnie, on the right, who was the original owner. Hopefully soon, I'll take some more pictures of it and post them up. Hope you guys like it. :)

Ronnie, on the right, original owner.
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Since then I've changed the grips and kickstand back to Dyno originals.

TheHunner

islanddrifter81 - February 7, 2012 04:35 AM (GMT)
@hunner: you have too many dynos already! you know i've been waiting for you to give me one! :lol:

allen - February 7, 2012 04:41 AM (GMT)
@islanddrifter...theHunner said you can have it in one condition.
you need to goes thru RONNIE first....for 1 hour boxing fight... :D :lol:

TheHunner - February 7, 2012 04:42 AM (GMT)
c'mon now islanddrifter81, your roadster is a clean one!!!

TheHunner

TheHunner - February 7, 2012 04:45 AM (GMT)
@allen: That dude looks pretty big, huh?!?! LOL...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

TheHunner

allen - February 7, 2012 04:52 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Feb 7 2012 5:45 GMT +1)
@allen: That dude was pretty big, huh?!?! LOL...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

TheHunner

yup !! and you look like a 15 yrs old boy beside him..LOL
soo how's the fingers after the shakehands...lol

TheHunner - February 7, 2012 04:54 AM (GMT)
@allen: they hurt after....lol...but it was worth the bike.... :D

islanddrifter81 - February 7, 2012 04:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:42 GMT +1)
c'mon now islanddrifter81, your roadster is a clean one!!!

TheHunner

i still want a "DYNO" frame! ;)

TheHunner - February 7, 2012 05:02 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (islanddrifter81 @ Tue Feb 7 2012 5:54 GMT +1)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Feb 7 2012  6:42 GMT +1)
c'mon now islanddrifter81, your roadster is a clean one!!!

TheHunner

i still want a "DYNO" frame! ;)

stop thinking about getting a super stretch and get a DYNO then..... :lol: :lol:

islanddrifter81 - February 7, 2012 05:03 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (allen @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:41 GMT +1)
@islanddrifter...theHunner said you can have it in one condition.
you need to goes thru RONNIE first....for 1 hour boxing fight... :D :lol:

i'll do it if the mobster is the prize!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

islanddrifter81 - February 7, 2012 05:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Feb 7 2012 7:02 GMT +1)
QUOTE (islanddrifter81 @ Tue Feb 7 2012 5:54 GMT +1)
QUOTE (TheHunner @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:42 GMT +1)
c'mon now islanddrifter81, your roadster is a clean one!!!

TheHunner

i still want a "DYNO" frame! ;)

stop thinking about getting a super stretch and get a DYNO then..... :lol: :lol:

nope! i want both! right now!!! :angry: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

allen - February 7, 2012 05:08 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (islanddrifter81 @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:03 GMT +1)
QUOTE (allen @ Tue Feb 7 2012  6:41 GMT +1)
@islanddrifter...theHunner said you can have it in one condition.
  you need to goes thru RONNIE first....for 1 hour boxing fight... :D :lol:

i'll do it if the mobster is the prize!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

and free delivery of the bike at the HOSPITAL :D :lol:

islanddrifter81 - February 7, 2012 05:11 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (allen @ Tue Feb 7 2012 7:08 GMT +1)
QUOTE (islanddrifter81 @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:03 GMT +1)
QUOTE (allen @ Tue Feb 7 2012 6:41 GMT +1)
@islanddrifter...theHunner said you can have it in one condition.
you need to goes thru RONNIE first....for 1 hour boxing fight... :D :lol:

i'll do it if the mobster is the prize!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

and free delivery of the bike at the HOSPITAL :D :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

mymojosworking - February 8, 2012 12:38 AM (GMT)
@ TheHunner, i read in some of your posts, specifically the red ltd, that you put dyno grips back on it, my question is where did you get the grips? i'm trying to locate some dyno parts which apparently do not exsit anymore, particulary the grips and the original stem, mine is quite rusted and pitted. also any advise on the decals or where i could get some made just like the originals. i would be forever indebted to you if you could steer me in any direction. thanks Mojo

TheHunner - February 8, 2012 12:53 AM (GMT)
To tell you the truth mymojosworking, I've put in alot of time into craigslist, ebay, and asking around, locally, for anything dyno roadster and coaster. I've had success with roadster stuff and very little for the coaster. I am still on the look out for a nice dyno coaster. From one dyno enthusiast to another....Happy Hunting. :)

TheHunner

mymojosworking - February 8, 2012 01:55 PM (GMT)
thank you Hunner, i guess i'm doing what you've been doing, i'll just have to wait for some luck, lol

TheHunner - February 15, 2012 03:53 AM (GMT)
Yes, luck is what it may take.
Talk about luck, look at what I found....NOS dyno pedals! They were at a local vintage bicycle shop and I bought them for $10 bucks. I am going to put them on the red dyno roadster Ltd.

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TheHappyHunner :D :D :D

islanddrifter81 - February 15, 2012 09:31 AM (GMT)
@hunner: good eye,hunner!!! ;)

DCycles - February 23, 2012 05:33 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (DCycles @ Thu Oct 28 2010 20:03 GMT +1)
Stuck it big with that unique find TheHunner. Your very fortunate to have 3 Ltd's in your possession, your one lucky Dyno owner. I can stop looking for an LTD for my collection then. Knowing now how rare they are in numbers.

I've seen 2 Black Ltd's for the first time in real life here in my hometown San Jose California in June at the San Jose Bike Party (about 2,500 riders participated that night) these cool guys just rode up next to me. I looked over at the frame and could not believe my eyes. Cruised together for about 2 miles before parting our ways. These guys were the original owners of their bikes and they knew what they had.

FYI...Huntington Beach CA is the birth place of the Stretched Cruiser which started in the mid 80's

DCycles

My search for over 10 + years is finally over. I got my 1st black LTD roadster # 54 on the production line last Friday!!!! I like to thank NorCalHoologans for reaching out to me and letting me have the opportunity to own this LTD. Rest assure brother it is going to a very good home.

Now the fun begins in the minor restoration of this LTD roadster. Although it is gently used and I am the 3rd owner its a 8 on a scale of 1-10. Yes it is all there with the exceptions of the after market hand grips.

It is so hard to hold back the urges to make it my own. Especially on the holly grail of roadsters. But since this is mine for life I plan on making very mild upgrades. From bent springer forks for the right length and stance to new Felt quick brick tires for that smooth look as appose to the OEM military diamond pattern tread. In no way I am altering the frame to this LTD and keeping it as original as possible. Ill post pics after the restoration is completed.

Thanks again NorCalHoolagans!

DCycles

TheHunner - February 23, 2012 07:47 AM (GMT)
DCycles, congratulations on the Ltd!!! Can't wait to see pictures of it. Your plans for it sound cool. An 8 out of 10 is an awesome find. I was planning on putting some bent springer forks on one of mine too. Anyhow, congrats again. :D

TheHunner

cruz-R - February 27, 2012 06:14 PM (GMT)
You lucky b****!!

Some guys have all the luck...

I do agree on the mild kuztom modz! Cant wait to see them pics...




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