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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:28 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Question in via twitter, do Kuwahara still exist as a company? Quick look on wikipedia shows they are but not in the same form > ...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:33 pm 
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They are now called Kuwahara Bikeworks, not sure if it's still the same Kuwahara family running it. Looks like they're a distributor for American brands in japan. ... 72&lang=ja

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:10 pm 
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The name is still going (in some form).

BMX Museum shows a retro 2011 model and rumored 2012 prototypes:

More on those lovely 2012 race frames:
(might need to login to see the pics)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:13 pm 
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From memory, didn't they produce a rerun of KZ-1 frame and forksets from original blueprints avout 3-4 years ago?

It is the same Kuwahara as back then, although I suspect a lot of actual Kuwahara built bikes were done as a a fabricator for other brands.

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