My first post after joining here. Ill try to make my story quick.
Just within the last week or two I got a wild hair up my a$$ and wanted to build up my old BMX bike. Riding bikes still occupies most my time, but I now ride downhill on a full suspension DH bike.
For my build up, I am lucky that my brother kept many of my old parts around, so Im not starting from complete scratch, and the parts I have are the actual parts that was my bike back in the day.
Its a Kastan, although I dont know which model. I bought it from the original owner in approximately '90-'91 (so Im also not certain what model year it is). When I bought it is right when Kastan issued the recall on the Uniblade forks, so the entire time I rode it was with a standard Kastan fork.
My goal with the build is to build it up as I had back in the day ('90-'91 to '95 or so). From the beginning, I bought everything seperate and built it up custom, so nothing was an 'off the show room floor' part. Most of what seems to be the most difficult to find parts (based on my limited, recent searches) I still have which is good. But my old wheel set, which was a custom built set of Kovachi Wheels with their branded hubs, is long gone so I will end up just ordering a new set. I was at least happy to find out they are still in business.
Below is a list of the parts I have, then a list of the stuff I am still looking for. If anyone has a line on anything it would be much appreciated. Also below is a few pics of what I have now
Kastan frame (not sure year or model as described above)
Renthal aluminum bars with bolt on cross bar
Technique crank arms with single pinch bolt at spindle
Crupi square pedals
Sella Italia Flite Seat (yep, I used a road / mtn seat back then)
Parts I still need
Kastan fork (either standard of Uniblade, standard most likley as thats what I rode & I know will be cheaper than a uni)
DK inverted stem - maybe XL size (did they come in anything smaller?)
Bottom bracket and spindle for the Technique cranks
Odyssey Pitbull brakes in black (Ive seen these on eBay, etc. so they shouldnt be difficult to source)
ATI Pistol Grips in translucent purple
Then the rest of the stuff I need is just basics (tires, chain, etc) that I will source from where ever. Thanks for looking and sharing my trip down memory lane!