1979 Kuwahara KE-1
This is the first BMX model ever made under the Kuwahara name;; Kuwahara KE-1 1979
This is the first BMX model ever made under the ''Kuwahara'' name. It was sold around 1979 until very early 1980 before the introduction of the new KZ models. This particular ''Kuwahara'' was known simply as the ''Kuwahara'' Bike and went by the name of ''KE-1'' from the Factory. It could be easily distinguished by the single front gusset which had four little holes near the front of the frame. The frame and fork were made of 4130 Cro-Moly steel and featured all the top components from SunTour, Dia-Compe, Ukai and Taihei Elina. Colors were available in blue, white and black.
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- Company: Kuwahara
- Model: KE-1
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Headtube angle: 72
- Seattube angle: 74
- Toptube length: 17''
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Frame and Fork: Tange Chrome-moly tubing, TIG welded Bars: Redline V-bar Stem: SunTour mini stem (forged aluminum) Wheels: Ukai Shinny-side Box rims Tires: IRC BMX Racer Skinwalls Hubs: SunTour sealed bearing High-Flange Spokes: Asahi .80/36 Crank: SunTour V/X crank 170mm Front Sprocket: SunTour 44T Aluminum Rear Sprocket: SunTour 16T Freewheel Pedals: SunTour pedals Seat: Taihei Elina seat Seat post: Alloy Fluted post Seat clamp: SunTour Brakes: Dia-Compe MX1000