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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:20 am 
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First off this will be bike number 5 for me :) don't think the wife is too happy about that ;). So far I have a 1975 Hiawatha road bike rebuilt as a cruser, 1994 heavy tools ht laser, 1995 proflex 755, and a 1997 proflex 957. But one bike I have really wanted was a pre 1990 moutain bike. Well it looks like I will finally get my wish granted tomorrow in the form of a 1987 kuwahara sierra xt. The bike is from my friend who got it a year ago ever since then I have been bugging him to let me have it. Well he is finally letting it go after some dinner and beers. The bike is in perfect shape and looks like it has never been used. It 100 percent original from what I can tell aside from the tires. It has full shimano xt m730 groupo with the old ubrake under the chain stay in the rear. I will take some pics tomorrow and post them up asap.

Did I mention I'm excited ?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:11 am 
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Location: mostly in my backgarden building my shed
i'm excited too, ooh a minty kuwahara....
can't wait to see the paint, 1987 was a good year i'm hoping..


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:56 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:02 am 
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Some more pictures from today. Just got it I have not cleaned it up so it will only get better. One of the first things is to get rid of the fat kendas and put on some tan wall wonderdogs I have set aside and a full strip down and clean. Let me know what you think.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:17 am 
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It needs a bit of work but not bad for a 25year old bike


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Nice! I like the Maillard 500 hubs.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I most definitely like that..
top find fella enjoy and if ever you wanna part ways with it.......
mmmmmmmm kuwahara


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Oh yes, I like that a lot! What's the story with the wheels? Not many Maillard hubs in the MTB section methinks!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:45 pm 
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I've just made sex wee....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:12 pm 
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That's great. There's not many Kuwaharas around and even less information available about them.

I'd love to find out more.


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