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1986 Kuwahara Bravo KT
 

1986 Kuwahara Bravo KT

Built from my pink spare parts hoard

I was digging around in my garage clearing out some parts to sell when I realized how many pink parts I had. Before I knew it I had the tires, grips, brake set, seat post and clamp, pedals and OG pad set. I don't even know why I was hoarding pink parts. I also had the black freshly painted Bravo KT frame set and bars sitting in a box from where I moved house 4 years ago and never got around to building it. The NOS a OGK mags and Dominator seat were for another project, but they work on here so they'll stay.

I've literally not bought anything specifically for this build, everything was in my hoard. Maybe I have a problem ? I also found a bunch of orange parts, so look out for an orange build coming soon !
The crank, frame standers, headset and pegs I refinished myself in a matching pink. Other than the pads being too dark and the brake cables a little light, it all ties in OK.
The only thing I want to change is the sprocket. It was the only one I had kicking around and doesn't really work IMO. Need to find an OG Bravo sprocket.

Frame - 86043028 serial number, professionally painted Gloss Black by Josh here's on the museum
Forks – Correct thick tube Bravo KT forks with pencil pegs
Wheels – NOS OGK Mags in black
Tires – IRC freestyle tires in pink/purple
Bottom Bracket – Nice used Tange stamped 
Headset – black MX-2 with pink painted cups
Handlebars – OG Bravo Low freestyle bars
Grips –  NOS Pink AME tri
Pads – NOS original Kuwahara 80’s set of freestyle pads. Pretty rare.
Stem - Kuwahara freestyle stem
Seat Clamp – NOS Pink Tioga clamp
Crank – Refinished pink OPC. Tioga ??
Chainwheel – NOS 44T odyssey logo 'Torque converter' sprocket
Freewheel – NOS Suntour 16tooth with chrome finish
Chain – Pink & nickel KMC chain
Brakes – Nice used 85/86 dated Diacompe 880's in pink, NOS 86 matching dated Diacompe Cables and NOS pink tech 4 levers. NOS ACS Pro rotor setup.
Pedals – NOS KKT P-8 freestyle pedals in pink
Seat Post - NOS pink Tioga reinforced layback
Seat – NOS/New Black Dominator. Not brand new stock, probably early 90's
Decals – Nice decal set from Delcals in the U.K. 

Submitted by Robmac

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: Bravo KT
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 19"
  • Headtube size: 1"

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