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Kansai BMW Gangsta V2

It was a long way coming but it's finally here. It rides like a dream. Thank you Chari and Co.

Frame:
Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta V2(long)

Fork/Headset:
Vigore UTB Zero/Brooklyn

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Omnium/GXP

Pedals:
toshi doubles/MKS Sylvans

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino 75 Chainring/EAI/ 46x16(fixed)

Handlebars/Stem:
Salsa Pro moto XC/BMW 7cm stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
WTB Silverado/Thomson

Brakes:
Shimano levers, Tektro brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hplussons/Formula/Vittoria Hypers 32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hplussons/Formula/Vittoria Hypers 32c

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Final Stage(I think)
  3. Temporary Road Duty
  4. Papa-chari Mode
  5. Final Final Stage(I think)
  6. Beach trip
  7. Recent Setup

Current Stage Info:

Thanks to Gira Gira Chariya for helping me get the Vigore fork and of course to Vigore for making it for me....

Added by wastingaway. Last updated over 6 years ago.

22 Comments

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

nice setup!

Posted over 6 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Looks great!

Posted almost 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 7 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

intresting bike so far

Posted almost 7 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Have a similar set up going on with my Bowery, though of course many tiers lower than your BMW. If I ever get a fixed gear again, it will most likely be a Gangsta.

Posted almost 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

I like your Bowery and I would definitely recommend a Gangsta V2. It all depends on the kind of riding you would like to do on it though. It's great for cruising and quick trips around town. I even cart my son around on it. But I wouldn't consider it for a "fast" bike. Regardless I think it's awesome.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Jakeskate

Jakeskate says:

how do you like the angle on the top tube? i've never seen such an angle on a fixed gear bike. Just wondering.

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Ah, it's cool. It's basically compact geometry similar to any modern mountain bike. The benefits being added stiffness and easier fit for different body types. I'm an oddly proportioned dude so it's difficult to find a non-custom frame that fits well but this frame is so darn comfy, stable and quick. I'm not going to win any races on it but it's great for tearing up the streets, sidewalks, running errands, commuting on rougher pavement, etc.

Posted about 7 years ago

Jakeskate

Jakeskate says:

Sounds good, I just liked the pursuit look so much, that comfort didn't matter to me. I leveled out my saddle and it runs pretty good. Thanks for the advice!

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Pursuits can be comfortable. No setup actually has to sacrifice comfort. If it's uncomfortable then that usually means that the buyer got the wrong size frame. But regardless I'm glad that you made some changes. I hope that they lead to a better overall riding experience.

Posted about 7 years ago

kyle-j

kyle-j says:

Super nice set up. The SS stage looked rediculous.

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks!

Posted about 7 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

The new setup looks great! Makes me wanna throw drop bars back on mine! Those cable guides are they stuck on with adhesive or is it brazed on?

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks! The cable guides use adhesive.

Posted about 7 years ago

amamin

amamin says:

nice kansai GANGSTA...brake cables are cute!

Posted over 7 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

Man this looks like alot of fun, i think this and the All-City nature boy look like some of the funnest bikes to ride. I hope to own of the two some day, probably this one because its so versatile, street, track and trails!

Posted over 7 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Looks great! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do

Posted over 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks for answering my questions about the frameset. This isn't the final stage of it, just the beginning but now this will get me rolling. Eventually it'll have 2 brakes and a freewheel.

Posted over 7 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Yeah no problem. Thats how I started the build as a street fixed then to trick then to singlespeed commuter then to cx lol

Posted over 7 years ago

BklynLOW

BklynLOW says:

Diggin that fork. Looks better than the cluster.

Posted over 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks, I love my Sword, was almost thinking of parting with it. But I tried it out on the Gangsta and decided I loved it. I eventually want to run some 40s though but swapping out between the Sword and the Cluster isn't a problem.

Posted over 7 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

+100

Posted about 7 years ago