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#1 2011-10-04 6:13pm

Ditch
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1983 Kuwahara Nova

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1983 Kuwahara Nova

Stefan Ekwall tribute bike.

I found this Kuwahara at Blocket.se (the swedish version of Craigs List) in the spring of 2010.

The woman Tina, that I bought the bike from, had bought it in early 90´s to her kids from Stefan Ekwall in Märsta. For those who don’t know who Stefan is, I can tell you that he’s the grandfather of BMX in Sweden. Stefan was a role model for me in the 80´s and he has been a huge inspiration for me. Stefan used to run a BMX shop in Märsta called “TWS” (Two Wheel Service). This bike/project is a tribute to Stefan for all of his hard work for the BMX scene.

When I bought the bike, it had different parts and the frame was chrome plated. Blue is my favourite color of the Nova’s, that’s why I have painted it blue. I took the Akisu aero fork (mint condition) from another bike. The seat post is my old seat post from when I was sponsored by “Kuwahara Sweden” in the 80´s. Except for the fork, seat post, SR stem, and the yellow ACS Z-rims, all the other parts is NOS (new old stock).

The brake guard (California Racing Design) was bought from legendary Tim March in England.

Many thanks to Stefan Ekwall and his family!

See more pictures at my website: http://www.bmxmuseum.se

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#2 2011-10-04 7:20pm

red stick
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Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Very, very, nice... I love it!coolcoolcool


Please, just one more bike

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#3 2011-10-05 1:19am

bullseyejunkie
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Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Super sweet ride. fave.wink


Looking for Hawk gear, let me no what you got.

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#4 2011-10-05 6:58am

jakayanbmx
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Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Very beautiful guy

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#5 2011-10-05 9:37pm

norcalshan
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Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Yea, sweet man. Cool story too...cool


BMX=COOLNESS

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#6 2014-05-04 5:51am

72CBR
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Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Nice job

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