This is the misses old commuter that Ill be getting rid of soon as Ive built her up something lighter and rad’er.
Its a fairly rare Alpinestar Cross Bike that I switched the bars, levers and shifters on. I built up a super cheap dynamo hub and added a old light and rear rack I had lying around. I used the super wide mtb pedals on my Maeda and used old odessey twisted. The fenders and bars were the only new bits.
It rides super nice and looks rad but the old Crmo frame is a bit heavy for lifting up and down stairs.
just saw that on two hands tattoos’ tumblr.
rowan testifying it’s allegiance to the gang.
hi rowan! we’ll see you soon again
Here’s a little update on Project Kastan, this time focusing on the crank set up.. I’m going to be running a pair of RNC 2nd Generation Race Cranks with Ti Spindle. The crank arms came from Dave Struthers at Ride On in Vancouver via The Wazman and the spindle came from Louis Bolter. Thanks dudes! They are super nice cranks and suit the midschool steeze of the Kastan.
The left crank arm still needs to be polished, I might take them to the polishers and get a nice mirror finish done?
I wanted to run a Profile American BB because the look trick as hell and come in anodized blue. The only problem is that the Profile BB’s are for 19mm spindles and the RNC cranks are 22mm.
So I paid a visit to old mate Paul Beadle who took some time away from his busy schedule making the machines that make beer to mill out the profile BB cones to 22mm.
Skull’s got me this nice NOS 42t anodized blue chain ring which looks really good on the RNC’s.. thanks Mark!
Here’s how it looks installed.. killer!
Because every pair of spindle bolts on every pair of RNC Cranks known to man stripped out or snapped I had to pick up some general dome head bolts for the Bolt Shop and run them with some anodized black PMC axle washer which makes for a nice fit. And Paul Beadle trimmed the bolts down nicely for me.
The TNT chain ring is rad… BUT.. I also have this 44t Profile Imperial in Blue!!
I also spotted that Profile have Rip Saw’s on special in anodized blue.. which I could easily order in through the shop. Decisions decisions? What should I run?
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I was just gonna post this pick of this BBQ party bike bike but after about an hour of scrolling through his flicker I thought I better post some more of his stuff.
Definitely one of my favourite builders. Common features of his builds include ..
integrated custom racks with dlock mounts and bottle openers, dynamo hubs with internal wiring, disc brakes, full fenders, hip flask bottle cage, classy paint jobs and one of the nicest head badges.
and check out his other items…