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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:49 pm 
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I rescued this from a student a couple of weeks ago, its a Kuwahara Savage, from 1987 I think:

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All the shimano bits have 1987 date codes.

Are there any Kuwahara enthusiasts on here, as the info available for 80's models is non-existant on the web! Is it that rare?


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:46 pm 
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andyz wrote:

Are there any Kuwahara enthusiasts on here


There are a few: three or four examples on here if memory serves.

I've got what I think is an 88 model which I love for its sloping frame and lugged construction. I think that they were practical and innovative frame builders: lots of sweet details and use of multibutted tubes, esp on the later models.

Last time I searched there wasn't much interweb info out there: we could do with some old catalogues coming to light.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:41 am 
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doctor-bond wrote:

I've got what I think is an 88 model which I love for its sloping frame and lugged construction. I think that they were practical and innovative frame builders: lots of sweet details and use of multibutted tubes, esp on the later models.

Last time I searched there wasn't much interweb info out there: we could do with some old catalogues coming to light.


That is lovely! I think mine is a lower model.

I'm sure I read somewhere that they continued making lugged frames for certain markets and welded ones for other markets - can't remember which ones though. :oops:

I can't complain for £35 though!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:31 am 
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Great find. Love it.


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