1979 Kuwahara KE-1
The Kuwahara model KE-1 is very rare due to its' limited production and endurance testing for future design innovation... In fact the first model KZ-1 has the KE-1 rear drop outs and KE-1 forks!
My Components are listed below: Frame and Fork: Tange Chrome-moly tubing, TIG welded Bars: Redline stamped V-bar Micro Line 23" end to end Grips: Mushroom Pro, the OGKs did not make it in time from Hong Kong Stem: SunTour power stem (forged aluminum) Wheels: Ukai Shinny-side Box rims Tires: IRC BMX Racer Skinwalls I wish.... Cheng Shin biggie/smalls had yellow Comp III but wrong year Hubs: SunTour loose ball bearing High-Flange Spokes: Asahi .80/36 Valve Caps: Home made style dice & Suntour Axle Nuts Crank: SunTour V/X crank 170mm with suntour end caps Front Sprocket: SunTour 44T Aluminum yup! Rear Sprocket: SunTour 16T Freewheel yup! Pedals: KKT Lightning alloy pedals aye, aye captain! Seat: Taihei Elina Super Pro leather seat just had a more mx look and more comfy! Seat post: Original Factory Powdered Laser post (not era correct) need a Nagaoka fluted ayone have one? Seat clamp: SunTour Brakes: Dia-Compe MX1000 w/ Wheels N Things Finkelman Bent Lever! This build is for all the people that love OS KUWAHARA and BMX bikes!
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- Company: Kuwahara
- Model: KE-1
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Currently restoring wheels, Ukai Shiney side with Kuwie/Suntour hubs and COMP II tires. Finally found correct 1979 Elina Seat and dated brake cable. I will post pics as I finish the resto on one of my favorite bikes. KE-1 Kuwahara, I hope you enjoy the pics!