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1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Resto-Mod KEX Cruiser

This bike got a rebuild with a Uni-Blade. It's right here: I'll leave this one up for now so folks can check out the original build.

I posted a photo in the "Comments" section of what the bike looked like when I got it.

This is a 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S Cruiser. I got it with really beat up paint, but the frame was structurally excellent. Somebody had already welded V-brake mounts to it, which matches my 20" and makes it usable on a daily basis without crashing into everything (I know Pitbull's seemed great compared to Lee Chi calipers, but once you're ridden V-brakes, you just can't go back). I have yet to find a 24" Strut, so in the meantime I set it up with an Odyssey XTRO. It's a few years newer, but almost as quirky and weird as the Strut, so it seemed fitting. I finally got some reproduction decals made, so I was able to finish the bike last week. Here's a shameless plug, if you are looking for Kastan decals check out my posts, I have some listed for sale. Parts pick are as follows:

    * Frame: 1989 Kastan KEX 24" Pro-S, White
    * Fork: 1995 Odyssey XTRO, Chrome (Still searching for a 24" Strut)
    * 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 Perfporated, Black (looks like my old Sella Italia)
    * Pedals: Crupi Square, Polished
    * Cranks: Profile 175mm, Chrome
    * Bottom Bracket: Profile Sealed
    * Chainring: Profile Whippit 39t, Silver
    * Freewheel: Shimano 16t
    * Chain: Sedis PC-1
    * Chain Tensioners: Profile Racing, Polished
    * Front Hub: Odyssey XTRO 25mm through-axle, 36-hole, Polished
    * Rear Hub: Odyssey XTRO 25mm through-axle, 36-hole, Polished
    * Rims: Sun Rhyno Lite 36-hole, Chrome
    * Spokes: Wheelsmith Stainless, Chrome
    * Front Tire: Tioga Comp III 24 x 2.125"
    * Rear Tire: Tioga Comp III 24 x 1.75"

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