This long time skulker has finally decided to register and post a reply.
First off, many thanks to the users of this forum who inspired me to dust off the old Dyna Tech and lavish a bit of TLC on the old girl.
I own a circa 1994 blue Diablo and reading the above posts and seeing the pictures on here reminded me of just how much fun mountain biking (and what a great bike the Dyna-Tech) was. So I've got the bike back into working order and have recently been using it on my daily commute over the summer.
I'd forgotten how much I loved the whippy back end and just how quick the short top-tube and long seat-post combination made the bike feel. Add to that the mental paint job (which a young cyclist at a local bike shop recently informed me was "Ghetto" (I still don't know if this is good or bad!)) and you've got yourself something which feels a little bit special.
Vital statistics are as follows:
2125 Comp II titanium main tubes (psychedelic purple/pink) with cro-mo head tube, lugs and rear triangle (blue).
fitted - cro-mo rigid (black, modern replacement).
spare – rare Halson Inversion elastomer suspension fork (black, needs new steerer).
1 1/8th FSA (modern replacement)
Mavic M232 Argent 32 hole, Deore LX hub and QR with stainless spokes and 1.95 CST tyre (all original).
only the original Deore LX hub and QR remain, but are ready to be built into a retro build (original rim and tyre long since gone). Am currently using a Mavic XC717 with Deore LX hub and DT spokes wrapped in a 2.1 Conti Gravity tyre (modern replacement).
Pace Renthal sub-130 (blue), Onza clear grips and Onza Oz 210 L-bend bar ends (black).
cro-mo, tig welded quill (blue, original).
Deore DX cranks (silver, original), single Salsa steel 42t chainring (110 BCD) (black, modern replacement) with SRAM PC-850 chain (modern replacement).
8 speed SRAM PG-850 (11-32t) (modern replacement).
Deore LX front and rear with DX thumbies (all original).
Dia-Compe 986 with Dia-Compe SS5 levers (all original).
Vetta (retro replacement).
: USE 410 mm (blue).
Deore LX flats (original).
Not wanting to go overboard on this, I haven't posted any pictures here because I'm afraid of becoming one of those people who shoves a picture of their baby in your face and expects people to be as excited as they are! That said, if people would be interested then I'd be very happy to attempt (remember, I am new to posting!) to try and get some snaps uploaded.
Thanks again for the inspiration guys!