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#1 2014-08-19 12:09am

bikelover76
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1979 Kuwahara KE-1

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1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Hidden under the crappy spray bomb job is a real 79' KE-1. First year Kuwi made and full race bike.

Watch for a full restore. Looking for the correct 7c blue wheels still but all else still there!


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#2 2014-08-19 3:00am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Looking forward to the restore! cool

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#3 2014-08-19 6:01am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Nice bike. Really great find. One of my favorite kuwaharas. What color 7c's are you looking for?
just FYI, this model is not a KE-1. I know what the museum members call them, but if you do research on ads and what not you will find KE-1 is a completely different model and this model is simply referred to as a kuwahara.

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#4 2014-08-19 11:00am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Texasbmx wrote:

Nice bike. Really great find. One of my favorite kuwaharas. What color 7c's are you looking for?
just FYI, this model is not a KE-1. I know what the museum members call them, but if you do research on ads and what not you will find KE-1 is a completely different model and this model is simply referred to as a kuwahara.

Thank u for the sweet info and that makes a lot of sense. I need blue 7c. The bike was originally white with all blue anno parts. Got most of the paint off to reveal the nice suntour cranks, stem, and clamp. The KKT lightning a need a restore so I'm gonna have all done at same time so all blues match correctly.


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#5 2014-08-19 11:04am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Shouldn't be long at all for them to pop up. You're going to get the kkt's re annoed? I wouldnt paint/powder them..

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#6 2014-08-19 11:34am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

sweet cool

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#7 2014-08-19 2:11pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Texasbmx wrote:

Shouldn't be long at all for them to pop up. You're going to get the kkt's re annoed? I wouldnt paint/powder them..

Exotic coatings in Romulus Mich is going to reanno the pedals, stem, cranks, chainring, clamp, and wheels/hubs if needed to be sure they all match the same. I want it to look nice. The bike was a gift from a friend that got it new and raced it. I want to do it justice.


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#8 2014-08-19 2:22pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

bikelover76 wrote:

Texasbmx wrote:

Shouldn't be long at all for them to pop up. You're going to get the kkt's re annoed? I wouldnt paint/powder them..

Exotic coatings in Romulus Mich is going to reanno the pedals, stem, cranks, chainring, clamp, and wheels/hubs if needed to be sure they all match the same. I want it to look nice. The bike was a gift from a friend that got it new and raced it. I want to do it justice.

That's gonna be sweet. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

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#9 2014-08-29 3:48pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

what a score . cool

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#10 2015-01-29 4:05pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Texasbmx wrote:

bikelover76 wrote:

Texasbmx wrote:

Shouldn't be long at all for them to pop up. You're going to get the kkt's re annoed? I wouldnt paint/powder them..

Exotic coatings in Romulus Mich is going to reanno the pedals, stem, cranks, chainring, clamp, and wheels/hubs if needed to be sure they all match the same. I want it to look nice. The bike was a gift from a friend that got it new and raced it. I want to do it justice.

That's gonna be sweet. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

I ended up polishing the blue. Looks like a million bucks. The win bars are gettting rechromed. Still havent found a good deal on 7c hoops so im gonna go a different route to spice it up. Just posted updated pics from the painter the other day.


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#11 2015-01-30 4:56am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Not sure what condition hoops you're looking for but there are some survivor Ukai 7cs for sale here:-

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=629258

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#12 2015-05-30 8:22pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Just found this thread. What's the status of the resto? For sale yet? big_smile cool

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#13 2015-06-10 7:15am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

snitzer wrote:

Just found this thread. What's the status of the resto? For sale yet? big_smile cool

Some new pics posted last night. And I promised the friend I got it from I would never get rid of it


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#14 2016-01-04 11:13am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

That is coming along nicely.


There's no help for this Museum Junkie!

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#15 2016-04-13 2:14pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

bikelover76 wrote:

snitzer wrote:

Just found this thread. What's the status of the resto? For sale yet? big_smile cool

Some new pics posted last night. And I promised the friend I got it from I would never get rid of it

Cool. As for the friend, I promise never to tell him if you sell it lol

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#16 2016-04-13 11:40pm

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

That's b*tchen man. Really super cool bike. What took the paint off without ruining the decals underneath?

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#17 2016-04-18 11:32am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

snitzer wrote:

Just found this thread. What's the status of the resto? For sale yet? big_smile cool

Still not for sale but resto coming along slowly but surely


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#18 2016-04-18 11:33am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

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