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1983 Kuwahara Laserlite

1983 Kuwahara Laserlite

I originally bought the frame, forks, post, bars and rims from a collector in Melbourne Australia and then spent the next twelve months searching for the correct parts for the build.
I did go with a slightly different colour to the basic black and chrome look laserlites are known for. I added red anno BB cups, brake caliper, brake lever, seat clamp and headlock. This colour change started off when I could only find a red Suntour Broken Arrow seat clamp and the best set of MX1000 calipers I had also happen to be red and dated 1983. Looking at the bike now complete I actually think the red anno components suit it really well.

PARTS LIST:
FRAME: 1983 Kuwahara Laserlite (oval tube)
FORK: 1983 Kuwahara Laserlite
HEADSET: Hatta
GOOSENECK: Suntour Pro
HANDLEBARS: Kuwahara Laserbars
GRIPS: OGK
LEVER: DC Tech 3
CALIPER: DC MX1000
BOTTOM BRACKET: Sugino
CRANK ARMS: Sugino CT 175mm 
CHAINRING: Sugino Crown 44t
CHAINRING Sugino
PEDALS: Suntour XC2
SEAT CLAMP: Suntour Broken Arrow
SEAT POST: Kuwahara Lasepost
SEAT: Elina Flite
HUBS: Suntour sealed
RIMS: Araya 7x 20 x 1.75
TYRES: Tioga Comp3 reissue yellow lable fat & skinny
PADSET: Kuwahara (NOS)
PLATE: Cassap

Next on the build list is the 1982 Kuwahara Laserlite with the teardrop tubing and round brake bridge.

Submitted by Leereynolds

  • Race
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: Laserlite
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details 20" Kuwahara Laserlite