1981 Kuwahara KZ-2
My Sons New Race Bike.
In 1994 I was at a bicycle shop in Michigan when I came across this bike it had seen better days all the decals where torn up. The chrome was really pitted the tires where bald and flat the rims had a bad wobble. It had a set of Vector Pro handle bars when I bought it. The bike shop owner saw me looking at and told me that he would sell it to me for $15.00 dollars so i couldn't pass it up. I had planned on fixing it up back in 1994 but one thing led to another and it never happened. Well I moved and my mother put it above her garage for me along with my Mongoose. In 2007 my mother said she was having a garage sale and she had some of my stuff that she wanted to know if I wanted, well 13 years had passed and I had all of forgotten about these bikes. So when I went down there with my 7 year old son who was just getting into bmx racing, and I pulled down that Kuwahara my son just fell in love with that bike saying that he wanted to fix up it up and race that bike.
Well in 2008 me and my wife decided to rebuild the Kuwahara for him as a Christmas gift. He just about had a heart attack when he saw that bike setting by the Christmas tree. It's almost compleet where waiting closer to race season to pick out his cranks so that way we will get the right size. We also got him a old school lighting bolt pad set not shown.
Does any body else know of anyone racing these old school bicycles I like them alot more then the newer bikes it brings me back to the good old days.
Submitted by FastEddie55