Its been a while since a Project Kastan update.. its been slow going, mostly because I have been waiting on a few unique parts to arrive. Here is the latest installment of of Project Kastan. Not much build wise going on in this post.. more and overview of some the trick parts to go on the build.
The post I am going to be running I pick up many years ago on TradeMe and has previously been on one of T.Whites Bikes. I’m not sure exactly what brand the post is.. it might be a 90′s uno.
Finding a rad brake lever that suited the 90′s vibe with out looking like a cheap part from Taiwanese source bible was hard, and any levers that are actually from the 90′s go for a small fortune on ebay.. VG levers for $200.. f#@k that! Luckily Mark Skull just happened to be in Japan, in Tokyo at the Blue Lug store… which happened to have this relatively rear and very suiting Paul Comp lever in non other that midschool 90′s race purple. The bike god are on our sides at times!
Next on the list of hard parts to find to suit this build was pedals.. most moderns pedals on the market these days don’t have much of that 90′s cnc’d charm. But I did managed to track these down which I think will suit the bike very well.. you cant go wrong with purple and pink splatter matched with gold Ti Axles.
Here’s another look at the Paul Comp anodized 90′s race purple lever. 3DV FTW!!!
Its nice to get a little bit of purple in this otherwise anodized blue build.
And again.. the Burgtec Pedals. So much radness! thanks John Oldale for the hook up on these!
This saddle I have had for a long time now and has been through a few hands and even traveled across the globe once or twice. It’s a really nice shaped Selle Italia saddle in hard plastic.. no padding. The thing I love about this saddle is that it is filled with glitter sparkles.. more 90′s radness!
I was originally going to run the 90′s purple PMC hubs I have.. but when these Spin wheels came up for sale from T.White I had to jump on them. As much as I love the PMC hubs these Spins are going to add the extra over the top feel to this midschool racer.
At the moment the frame fork and the rest of the build sits patiently in the corner of the room.. there is a few more parts on the list to get before the build can be completed, and some more trickness that is yet to be revealed.
The next update on Project Kastan will be in a few days.
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