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Kansai Brooklyn Gangsta V1/2(for sale)

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Frame:
Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta V2(long)

Fork/Headset:
OG fork

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Gebhardt/DA

Pedals:
Shimano

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
46/17 WI freewheel

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto b813

Saddle/Seatpost:
WTB/Thomson

Brakes:
diacompe

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Open Pro/Profile/Vittoria

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Open Pro/Profile/Vittoria

Accessories:
White Industries freewheel

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Current
  3. Return of the OG
  4. Current Current
  5. Next

Added by wastingaway. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

20 Comments

aparicio18

aparicio18 says:

what type of fender is that in the front ?

Posted almost 6 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

It's called the "Planet Bike Grunge Board."

Posted almost 6 years ago

bdealva

bdealva says:

SICK! how does the riding feel ?

Posted over 6 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Smooth!!! I currently have it setup with a freewheel and bigger tires. It's an awesome ride.

Posted over 6 years ago

dalecooper

dalecooper says:

Superb! Good job on finding an OG fork, still trying hard to get me one for my Gangsta

Posted almost 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

thanks, it's currently wearing the Vigore fork and my red BMW is wearing my FBM sword fork, while I have some work done to the OG fork. Can't wait to get the OG fork back though.

Posted almost 7 years ago

dalecooper

dalecooper says:

So you got the fork back with some canti mounts? Very nice!

Posted almost 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Nah, I haven't gotten the BMW fork back yet so it still has the Vigore fork on it in the updated pics. I've been thinking of doing canti mounts for both the frame and the fork, so I can take it off road and put some cross tires on it.

Posted almost 7 years ago

dalecooper

dalecooper says:

Ah ok, something was looking "special" on your fork but I couldn't see what :) Never heard about that Vigore copy before.

Posted almost 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Vigore is a small shop/builder here in Japan, in Kyoto. The fork itself is actually quite different from the Gansta. It's thicker, taller, bigger, cleaner and includes a brake bridge. Overall, it's pretty darn nice. When I finally got my hands on the OG Gangsta fork, I was actually disappointed. So I want Vigore to actually put their touch on the OG fork. But I didn't send the fork to them directly, I gave it to a shop that I usually deal with for most of my fixed gear needs but it's been taking some time.

Posted almost 7 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Where do you get the V1 fork?

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

I bought the fork with the frame from a used bicycle shop in Japan

Posted about 7 years ago

princeprospect

princeprospect says:

Love these frames, really wish i could get my hands on one :(

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

I obviously love them too. Can't wait to finish building this one up.

Posted about 7 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

So... jelly... I really want a BMW.

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

you have some really nice bikes, maybe you could make a trade ;) But seriously, get one while you can. they are great to ride on.

Posted about 7 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I have to find one of the old ones though, when they came with a 59 tt for the largest size...

Posted about 7 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Oh, yeah, I see what you mean. Yeah, that would be even tougher to find.

Posted about 7 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

I still think you can fit this.

Posted about 7 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Maybe...

Posted about 7 years ago