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1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24
 

1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Took 15-Years to find the Strut!

I've been searching for a 24" Strut for longer than I've had this bike. Never had a KEX cruiser as a kid and wanted to build one up to more-or-less match my 20" KEX. Found this 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S Cruiser back around 2002. It had really beat up paint, but the frame was structurally excellent, which is all I wanted. The previous owner welded V-brake mounts to it, which matched my 20" (that's a one-off with V-brake mounts welded on at the factory). In December of 2012 I finally found an amazing condition 1st generation Strut. Merry Christmas to me! Check the comments section for some more photos. Parts list as follows:

     * Frame: 1989 Kastan KEX 24" Pro-S, White
     * Fork: 1989 Kastan Uni-Blade, 1st generation, Chrome
     * Headset: Tioga Beartrap 2, Chrome
     * Stem: Profile XL Invert, Polished
     * Bars: S&M Slam Cruiser Bars, Chrome
     * Grips: ODI Longnecks, Black
     * Brakes: Shimano Deore V-Brakes, Black
     * Lever: Dia-Compe Tech 77, Black/Silver
     * Seat Post: Kastan 25.4mm Chromoly, Chrome
     * Seat: Fit ECCD Perforated, Black (looks like my old Sella Italia)
     * Pedals: Primo Pro Rounds, Polished
     * Cranks: Kastan-built Mosh with Kastan spindle, 185mm, Chrome
     * Bottom Bracket: Redline Techmatic reproduction w/ti Flight hardware
     * Chainring: Profile Whippit 39t, Silver (Coors Light shim to fit Kastan spindle)
     * Freewheel: Shimano 16t
     * Chain: Sedis PC-1
     * Chain Tensioners: Profile Racing, Polished
     * Front Hub: Kastan Uni-Blade, 36-hole, Silver
     * Rear Hub: Mongoose Pro-Class "Son Lite", 36-hole, Polished
     * Rims: Generic Araya 7X copies, 36-hole, Silver
     * Front Tire: Tioga Comp III 24 x 2.125"
     * Rear Tire: Tioga Comp III 24 x 1.75"

Here's my 20" that inspired this build: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kastan/8312

Submitted by bmxmarty

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  • Company: Kastan
  • Model: KEX
  • Material: 4130 Chromoly
  • Headtube size: 1"