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1985 Kuwahara SuperNova

1985 Kuwahara SuperNova

The Bike that led me to

So, I was looking on Craigslist for a mountain bike for my daughter and saw an ad for a Kuwahara. I had recently reconnected with one of my old BMX buddies and was feeling nostalgic so I contacted the seller to check it out. He had recently trash picked the bike and could not tell me anything about it. The chrome was nice and it was pretty light so I bought it. When I got it home I did a Google search on Kuwahara and came across the site. I joined the museum that day and have been hooked on bmx bikes again ever since. My daughter rode this bike for a bit but has moved on to cruisers. We do throw some rideable tires on it once in a while and give it a spin, but mostly just admire it in its shiny glory. Through a considerable amount of research and input from others it appears the bike is a SuperNova based on the difference in the forks on this bike compared to the K-stamped forks on the Nova and the parts kit on this bike.

Frame- 1985 Kuwahara SuperNova K5I serial#

Fork-  Tange TRX  84 Stamp 

Stem- Suntour Broken Arrow

Bars-  Kuwahara

Headset- Tange

Grips- Ame Bubble Font

Lever- Dia-Compe Tech 3

Brake- Dia-Compe 890

Post- Kwahara Lay Back

Clamp- Suntour Broken Arrow

Seat- Elina Flyte Tech

Cranks- Takagi Grande 

Disc- Kuwahara Power Disc

Chainwheel- Sugino 44T

Rims- Araya 7x  with Suntour High Flange Hubs

Freewheel- Suntour 16T

Pedals- Wellgo

Chain- KMC

Tires- Berm Busters

Submitted by joeyp

  • Race
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: Supernova
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 18.25
  • Headtube size: 1"

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