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#1 2015-05-25 8:37pm

stin1
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The kick stand Kastan KEX

So after completing my last kex I toyed around building a KEX expert I have laying around and just could not bring myself to build a bike I could not ride. So I started looking around. Lost out on a sweet survivor pro s . Bummer Any how atctrikes pointed me in the direction of a guy selling a raw frame in some bookface forum. Some of you may remember the frame from ebay. It traveled from Phoenix AZ and was now in Australia. The transaction did not go so well as the seller was neither honest nor was he interested in communicating with me after getting my money. Well Anyhow I finally got. So on to what we are here for BMX bikes. If you are purist and like only NOS stuff this thread is not for you. Sorry. Enjoy. I am no photographer.
Here is what we started with .
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/photo7.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/photo8.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/photo5.jpg
atctrikes was nice enough to supply a paint code matched off a NOS frame. I had that code converted to use imron paint. Also got the frame sand blasted. Some decals showed up the help of another Kastan collector. Thanks again guys ! You rock !
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2126.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2148.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2115.jpg
Back from paint at Andy Gilmore . Kick stand dings are gone .
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2241.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2249.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2250.jpg

Got some parts. This was my ladies favorite interior decoration. I told her it was staying there until her nephew could drop wheels off which he procrastinated. Needless to say she was mad at both of us.
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2207.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2208.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2301.jpg
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Next up had to get wheels so bike will roll. Wanted hard anodized sun chinooks could not find any. Found some silver used ones. They were advertised as straight but this was not true. Took em to AZ bike gallery and he did the best he could re lacing them to some crupi hubs. If you ever find yourself in Phoenix I suggest you stop at this place. Here is a few Kastans I spotted and the wheels after a polish and az bike gallery assembling them .
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2481.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2358.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/IMG_20150425_135224.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/IMG_20150425_135246.jpg
Borrowed my lady's seat and went for maiden cruise with no brakes !
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2381.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2407.jpg
Got some nicer pedals and went for a ride .
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2463.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2558.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2499.jpg

Got its own seat
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2617.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2698.jpg
Here is a couple shots of the decals. They are cleared over .
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2738.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2735.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2732.jpg
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/2734.jpg

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#2 2015-05-25 8:46pm

Draw
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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

beautiful bike.


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#3 2015-05-25 9:05pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Nice l


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#4 2015-05-25 11:28pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Turned out perfect.  Great build Dustin

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#5 2015-05-26 5:15am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

ugly- sinful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just kidding brother looks great. hope she sees track time


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#6 2015-05-26 5:51am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Looks great dustin!  What's next???

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#7 2015-05-26 7:37am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Perfect hoping my yellow ZEX will be together by end of June.


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#8 2015-10-18 1:10pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Bumping this with some other photos at the train station for the calendar build off ...Lazy ? Maybe..

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/050.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/046.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/036.jpg

After a while at the train the windows started making tapping noises like some one was in the train tapping on the windows. Creeeeeeeeeeeeped me out. I took three more pics and wanted to leave in a hurry. Lol. The pics all turned out different than any of the others after that too  ... Perfect for Halloween .

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/089.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/090.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/stin1ek/092_1.jpg

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#9 2015-10-18 1:35pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Beautiful bikes!


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#10 2015-10-18 11:58pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Awesome quality build! Well done sir! big_smile

Nice dog btw.

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#11 2015-10-19 7:54am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Came up Aces!

Dig them both.


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#12 2015-10-19 8:20am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

smile


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#13 2015-10-19 8:48am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Nice work, would like to see the bikes submitted..
So how was the dent fixed? filled in with bondo or what? Neat bikes and fun pictures!


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#14 2015-10-19 10:24am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

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#15 2015-10-19 11:36am

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

amazing build! gotta ask, id you get that seat from ebay? I was going to buy one just like it but it sold lol


Purple ano everything!!

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#16 2015-10-19 3:05pm

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Re: The kick stand Kastan KEX

Thanks to all for the positive comments !

Gary- Love the website and community you have created for us . Thank you for that ! In answer to your question , I asked Andy Gilmour to braze the dents smooth ( He builds custom road bikes since the 70s )  . Did he ? I hope so. When flicking it sounds like solid metal not filler. I have been riding the bike since May and no sort indication filler was used. I was sort of a pain so I really doubt he would do other than requested . I will be submitting both bikes as soon as I have time and can figure it out.

CBR TOY - Yes got the seat on ebay. The same seller still has a few with a red logo right now.  Also a Gold Svelte logo seat was on the for sale section here a few months ago. Not sure if it sold but it was also new

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