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1980 Kuwahara KE-1

1980 Kuwahara KE-1

1980 KE-1 built to replicate the original advert

I bought this frame and forks already repainted black and it’s such a nice job that I decided to run with it. Most of the parts are NOS. I believe it’s pretty close to original factory spec with a few additions like the gold headlock, dirt skirt and gold spoke nipples just to add it bit more bling to it. The bike is based on the original advert for the KE-1, or Kuwahara Original model, whichever you prefer to call it with a few tweaks.

Frame - T0D0136 stamped on bottom bracket (March 1980). Repainted gloss black.

Forks – Correct Tange 'TX Super' type matching date to frame, stamped 0D

Wheels – Ukai 7C in black laced to Suntour loose bearing large flange gold hubs with Asahi spokes and gold nipples

Tyres – NOS Yellow staggered IRC BMX Racer tires 

Bottom Bracket – Loose bearing with Suntour square taper spindle 

Headset – Chrome MX-2 with gold BS dirt skirt and Suntour headlock

Handlebars – NOS Kusuki made 'Redline approved' V bars

Grips – NOS Yellow OGK 77's

Stem – NOS Correct Suntour ‘mini’ type stem in gold

Seat Clamp – NOS Suntour gold

Crank – Gold Suntour VX with metal Suntour stamped dust caps

Chainwheel – NOS Suntour stamped 44T with Suntour stamped hex bolts

Freewheel – Suntour 16tooth

Chain – NOS ‘black' finish D.I.D. stamped 

Brakes – All NOS 81 dated Diacompe MX-1000 in gold. '81 dated Diacompe Prebent lever and Yellow Diacompe cable dated '83

Pedals – NOS KKT FMX Lightning in gold

Seat Post – NOS Nagaoka stamped gold fluted aluminium 

Seat – April 80 dated Yellow NOS Elina - matches month and year of frame and forks 

Pads - NOS set of original yellow pads

Decals – Reproduction set

Submitted by Robmac

  • Race
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: KE-1
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 18”
  • Headtube size: 1"

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