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    Kastans

    Could anyone give me any info on kastan bikes? I recently bought one for $90 its aluminum,white,expert xl with elf forks. I have spent a few days looking online for info on kastans and cant find anything. Any info would be nice

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    kastan was an old company from the late 80s/early 90s that made sick frames for their era. the company is defunct now along with elf.

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    thank for the info. Are Kastans worth anything?Can anyone get Kastan sticker or parts?

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    i looked them up and noticed the "uni-strut fork"...ne1 think itd b n e good...probably wouldnt hold up for freestyle/stree/dirt

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    Hobbes,
    You can probably find someone to buy it like a collector or something. They're pretty rare these days like ELF, S&E PK Ripper/Floval Flyer, Auburn, etc..I'm not sure where you could get stickers for it but i'm sure if you watched eBay for awhile something might turn up. My guess though is you would'nt get much more than you paid for it.

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    Those forks would'nt ever hold for street/dirt. They were for racing as Kastan wasn't into the whole freestyle thing if I remember right.

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    Thanks matt for the info. I think i will hang on to it i also have an elf frame but the canti post is broke so it probably isnt worth anything,but my cousin has an elf too and he is selling it to me for $35 but same problem with canti post.

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    ...i no...thats why i said they wouldnt

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    ..and I was saying they wouldnt..make complete sentences instead of 'ne1 think itd b n e good'

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    Ok kids, here's your history lesson. Kastan, as in Lynn Kastan, knew a thing or two about BMX back in the 80's. At one time he owned a little bike company by the name of Redline. Maybe some of you have heard of it. He's the one that pretty much brought 3 piece cranks to the BMX scene. Yeah, the Uni fork was his too. It may have some collector value, like the frame. But the fork is crap for actual use. In the early 80's, BMX was about racing. Freestyle was only just getting a real start around the mid 1980's. Try the BMX museum online for more info about Kastan.

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    [QUOTE=x matt]..and I was saying they wouldnt..make complete sentences instead of 'ne1 think itd b n e good" [QUOTE/]

    it matters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Ok kids, here's your history lesson. Kastan, as in Lynn Kastan, knew a thing or two about BMX back in the 80's. At one time he owned a little bike company by the name of Redline. Maybe some of you have heard of it. He's the one that pretty much brought 3 piece cranks to the BMX scene. Yeah, the Uni fork was his too. It may have some collector value, like the frame. But the fork is crap for actual use. In the early 80's, BMX was about racing. Freestyle was only just getting a real start around the mid 1980's. Try the BMX museum online for more info about Kastan.
    yup. now i dont have to type that

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    are the kastan frames strong? i got mine from a kid and he thrashed on it and it still looks good no cracks.

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    They're plenty strong, if you intend to do nothing more than race on it.

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    the kid i got it from jumped alot and when i got it the rims were bent bad so i dont think he really knew what he was doing and i havent found any cracks

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    Regardless, it's aluminum race frame designed for racing, not for crashing out at/on the trails/park/streets.

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    lol ok i guess thats what the Dino nsx is for

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    No, the Dyno NSX would be for whoever you can find that will buy scrap metal.

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    lol not a good bike? how about a Powerlite Expert? or FreeAgent Limo? those good all around bikes?

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