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 Post subject: 1987 Kuwahara Cascade
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:02 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Halfway through the project: Thanks to Barryhurgandy for the freebie frame and hoegaardenadds1 for the bits.

Mountain LX groupset. NOS DX seatpost, not quite at maximum length!

Had to use round chainrings for now as the short BB has strange threads, otherwise the chainrings snag the rear brake. :shock:

Argos paint finish, needs touching up as it appears to be made of icing sugar. OriginalStem, would have been the same colour as the frame, metalic blue.

Quick ride was quite encouraging - will make a good summer bike when I wander around the coast. Tyres have been stored badly so they will have to go.

Lots of jobs to finish.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:13 pm 
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I'm really warming to this. Slopie TT but with lugs; Ubrake and long w.base; its from '87 and the stem is smashing too [why are there so few bikes from 86 and 87?].

Go to town on this: it's got about the most charm I've seen on here for ages. 8)


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great details and a very well balanced frame however i really don't like those early high rise stems- a 10 rise and flat bars would make it so much more race-like and uber sexy IMHO.

Nice bike but that seems to be a given these days with you-large cheese meister dude fella.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:06 pm 
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Tis nice 8) always wanted a Kuwahara, albeit the BMX, and had an idea of a BMX inspired mtb anyway I digress. Looking forward to this one, are you planning anything decal wise?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:58 pm 
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That's looking very nice fella


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:33 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Cheers for the comments! :oops: Makes oi blush...


Decals - theres various Kuwahara ones around on ebay, not sure yet.

Bars - hmmm... needs higher rise risers in silver

Tyres - big fat Tioga Factory in black to give it that BMXTB look

Watch this space...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:58 am 
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Dear Sir,
I've got a vintage Kuwahara frame with rear brake at bottom bracket similar to what you have. The U-break set I have is not match the 26" rim but do well for the 24" rim. May I ask, what kind of U-break set installed in your bike. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:56 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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hello!

try this:

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many modern BMX brakes will work too.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Thank you very much.


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