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#1 2013-01-07 1:08pm

bmxmarty
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1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

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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! 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


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Last edited by bmxmarty (2017-09-14 11:27am)

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#2 2013-01-07 2:15pm

atctrikes
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Great looking build, very clean, glad you finally found a strut

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#3 2013-01-07 2:57pm

Elvis
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Dear God that is one of the sexiest cruisers on this entire web site. It's perfect!!!


Current Projects;
Burley Duet tandem
Some sort of 26r. Cant decide on which frame/fork to use
BS Bike Racing Randonneur

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#4 2013-01-07 4:02pm

nellyd23
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Wow! stunning

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#5 2013-01-07 5:52pm

HawkXXL
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Is that rear hub off of the modern Kos Kruiser?  I had the same idea a while back!  Still working on building mine.  Looks awesome!

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#6 2013-01-07 7:09pm

bmxmarty
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

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#7 2013-01-07 7:11pm

bmxmarty
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

atctrikes wrote:

Great looking build, very clean, glad you finally found a strut

Thanks man, me too!

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#8 2013-01-07 9:41pm

rydah
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

WOW!, really sweet looking cruiser, pretty much perfect. i also have one but mines is all chrome, i have to take pix and submit mines now that i see how sweet yours is. def an instant fav. big_smile

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#9 2013-01-09 5:37pm

New Old Schooler
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Sick looking ride... Great job behind the lens!


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#10 2013-01-26 8:42pm

king stinger
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Nice bike,i have one with out the strut and love it.

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#11 2013-02-28 3:02am

nic968
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

So nice Marty..My search for a strut continues..Inspiration right there though..cool


........Kastan 24'' Strut wanted.......Anyone?
........RNC Crank arm also needed..a l/h 180...?

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#12 2013-07-23 3:29pm

Potato49
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Amazingly beautiful bike. I think I might powder mine white because of yours. well done.


Just race!

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#13 2014-09-18 12:54pm

championcruiser
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

you did one awesome on this build. BEAUTIFUL


It is better to live one day as a tiger than it is to live one thousand days as a lamb.

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#14 2015-01-28 1:23pm

shovelhed8
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Registered: 2013-07-08
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Man I remember drooling over those bikes in the magazines way back when. I remember they were incredibly expensive and hard to find. Kudos:Ptongue

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#15 2015-06-29 5:59pm

Riderronnie
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Real sweet ride man

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#16 2018-02-08 5:26pm

1fastmotodude
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Super nice . .


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#17 2019-05-20 10:47am

gregstattoos
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

really like that .. this is minehttps://share.icloud.com/photos/0rCtwv3Nal6rq6lo6nnnhN3LA#Dunedin,_FL

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#18 2019-05-20 6:47pm

AJ Macaroo
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Re: 1989 Kastan KEX Pro-S 24

Digging this...faved up as well! cool

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